Monday, October 2, 2017


It's been awhile Ladies since I gave update and I hope everything is going well for you all.  

Well we made it thru Irma but she remains to be seen.  You look around your neighborhood and you see piles of brush, stacks of wood chopped up and debris everywhere.  I have no idea when the county is going to get around to picking this up but it's really getting annoying to look at.  

Then if that wasn't bad enough, the day after we got power I came down with bronchitis.  For 8 days I could barely move, talk, cough or sneeze without pain somewhere.  I think I'm going to call it "Irma's Revenge" from now on.  I didn't go to the doctor because I already knew what he was going to say...."drink plenty of fluids and take tylenol".  Right?  Why make him richer when I might need that money towards our new roof.

I did start 2 new projects while trying to live thru all this.  First is a design called "Queen Bee" and it's by Little House Needleworks.  I've had in my stash a piece of fabric that's a very pale green and it has printed on it a design that looks like a honey comb.  Well I thought that would be perfect and here's what I have finished so far.

I'm stitching it with Au Ver A Soie 100/3 silks and Belle Soie and I'm loving it.  I hope you can make out the print on the's pretty pale.  The fabric off to the side is the pack of 5 inch charm squares I'm going to use to make a project bag out of it.  It's slow going but I'll "git r dun".

Then I started a new shawl using a very unusual least for me....sugar cane.     It's by Araucania  and it's called Ruca Multy.  It's very much like bamboo and will have a wonderful drape to it.  It's a dk weight so the shawl should be a little larger than the pattern says which is fine by me.

It has an unusual color combination....camel, toast brown, light blue and mauve but I like how it's turning out so far.  I'm using a pattern that I've used before and  by the way it's made, it should lay on the shoulders very nicely.

Well that's about it.  I hope everyone has a pleasant week and you get lots of time to do something you love.

Blessings, Barbara


diamondc said...

Barbara: So happy you were not hurt or had a boatload of damage during the hurricane.
I do hope you are feeling better.
Love the new start that fabric is perfect, and the color is lovely.
That shawl is amazing, such pretty colors.


Robin in Virginia said...

Barbara, I am sorry to read that you have been sick. Thank you for the chuckle of Irma's revenge. Your stitch project is looking good and it looks great on the honeycomb fabric. Your shawl is going to be gorgeous. Thinking of you!

Justine said...

Sorry to hear of your troubles Barbara. Your Queen Bee is beautiful.

Marilyn said...

I hope you are feeling better.
Cute Bee, and love the charm pack.
The shawl is pretty.

Barb said...

How lovely to see a post from you my friend.Poor you having Irmas revenge,very apt description I must say.Hope you are feeling better now,and the damage is soon cleared away.Oooh like the fabric you are doing the bee on,look forward to seeing the bag. Life has been ok here.You never cease to amaze me with those shawls you make,so much talent in your hands.Take care of yourself and hugs to all.xx

Mii Stitch said...

I hope you're feeling better.
Beautiful stitching on the bee.

Vickie said...

I am praying for you Barbara! The fabric you are stitching your bee on is really neat!

Terri said...

Glad you made it through Irma!

Love the bee design and the shawl! Can't wait to see them finished!

Mary said...

I am glad you are ok after Irma but hope you feel better soon. Your shawl and wip are very beautiful.