Friday, April 7, 2017

Something Old and Something New

The something old is Me.  I turned 65 and I feel it in ever bone and muscle in my body.  Whoever said these are the Golden Years is full of you know what.  It's more like the Tarnished Years in my house.  Hubby is doing good.  We had a visit to the Infectious Disease Doctor and and he wants some labs done to see if the meds are working.  Let's pray they are.
I have an update to show you and some new things I've started.  I also was in a yarn buying mood and came across 2 that I just couldn't live know how that goes, right?
First off is an update on Snow Days.  I have the house all finished so that makes me feel like I've accomplished something.  I just love how this is turning out.

My sister in law in Pa. has a friend who came down here to visit with them and requested that I make her a purple shawl.  I had two yarns in my stash that I think will make a pretty nice shawl for her.  They are a dark purple and I don't know if you can see in the picture, but the one in the back has a gold thread going thru it.  I'm going to use that yarn down around the bottom of the shawl to give it some pizzazz.

Then the two yarns that I purchased....

This one is a hand dyed yarn that I purchased on Etsy from Knit Circus Yarns.  If you like gradient yarns, she has some fantastic color combinations but the name of this one is what drew me to it....
La Vie En Rose.

This one is a Louisa Harding yarn called Pittura and the color is called "Monet".  Trust me, the picture does not do this yarn justice.  The colors are like jewels and it's just stunning.  

I was brushing Vallie tonite and found 2 fleas on her so off she went to get a bath.  She hates being blow dried but since it was close to bed time  I made her do it.  She's laying here not looking very happy at her mommy right now.  

I am making some more of these small project holder bags.  I find they are perfect for holding all the threads, buttons, scissors and anything else you need to stitch a project.....and they don't take up alot of room.  It's hard to see but I embroidered my monogram and some flowers in green to match the green flowered fabric.

Well that's about all that's going on in my world lately.  I suffer from depression and for some reason, these last few weeks have been terrible.  All I want to do is sleep and that's not good so I make myself go places even if it's only to window shop.  Peyton is busy packing up for their move in a few weeks so I don't want to bother her.  They are actually moving closer to us so I'm very happy about that situation.  Depression is a very crippling disease and I hope none of you suffer from it.

Have a fantastic weekend with family and friends and stay safe...
Blessings, Barbara


Melody A. said...

Happy Birthday! I am glad things are going well with your husband it seems, lovely stitchery and such a cute dog!! Take care and have a lovely weekend, from Iowa

Bethan said...

Happy Birthday! I love all your wools - such beautiful colours. Sorry to hear you haven't been feeling well, but I hope you have a lovely weekend x

Marilyn said...

I hope your hubby's tests turn out ok.
The yarns are beautiful, love Monet.
That will be a gorgeous purple shawl, for sure.
Poor Vallie, I'm sure she will come around to love her Mommy again with a few treats and hugs.
I hope you feel better soon, take care.

Mii Stitch said...

Belated birthday wishes!
Beautiful stitching and adorable little dog :)

Barb said...

Hello you over there me over here again. One day at a time my friend ,if that does not work try an hour at a time. I too have suffered in the past and still have the odd bout ,but it passes but I would not wish it on anyone. If only I could give you a hug . Lovely Snow piece and the wool is knitting up nicely. Knitting is calling to me but what to knit is the question . I want something I do not have to concentrate on too much as I want to take it on holiday with me. Awww sweet Vallie,pesky bitey scatching things are a real pain . Take care over there and be sure we are thinking of you.

Vickie said...

Dear Barb Happy Birthday! I am praying for you and your husband.♥ Keep watch on Vallie for more fleas!

Robin in Virginia said...

Happy birthday, Barbara! I am glad to hear that your husband is doing well. Snow Days looks fabulous and you have made good progress on it. The yarns are very pretty. Poor Vallie! Thinking of you and sending you a hug or two.

10 doigts dodus said...

Happy birthday!
Your WIPs are lovely as usual.

Cricket-bug Corner said...

Happy birthday! I hope you are feeling better. Love the yarns you picked - very pretty!!

Justine said...

Belated happy birthday wishes! I love your latest stitch, the fabric is perfect.
I too suffer from depression so I understand how you feel, keep going with the trips out its a struggle but better than giving in. ((Hugs))

diamondc said...

Hi Barbara: I hope your husbands labs came back okay, love your Snowday's what a sweet design.
Poor Vallie, our dog love water, our last dog hated water and being blow dried.
The shawl color is amazing love it, someday I will learn to knit and crochet.
Happy Birthday to you.