Saturday, January 12, 2019

Beginnings and Ends

Just have some updates to share with you.  I don't know about everyone else but I've been down in the dumps for several days now and all I want to do is sleep.  Went Thursday and had some blood taken for my thyroid test so maybe that will show something.  

I finished the shawl I was working on and here it is...

It's crocheted using Scheepjes Whirl which is a cotton/acrylic yarn of fingering weight that is a gradient yarn..  I loved making it but they really aren't my colors so I'm putting it in my Etsy store if you're interested.

I'm making slow progress on the angel of the Nativity....

I'm having trouble getting into the stitching mood....hence I have started another shawl.

The yarn is a Euro Fingering weight and the color is called "Pioneer Woman" and I'm loving it.  I wanted to make an old fashioned shawl and what could be older than the granny square.  I'm planning on adding some other stitches in the shawl but I'll make that up as I go along.  I have over 800 yards of this yarn so it should make a fairly good size shawl.

Hope everyone else is feeling up to par and getting much stitching done.

Blessings, Barbara

Monday, December 31, 2018

Just Had To Share This

If you're like me I'm all thumbs when it comes to cookie and cake decorating so when I see something that is just amazing my mouth drops open and I wonder "How did they do that?".  I love watching the baking shows where you have to try and reproduce something that a master chef made.  I'd never make it!!!  So when I saw these on Pinterest.....again my mouth dropped open.

Needle Point Cookie Art

How do they do this and would you seriously eat one of these?  I'd frame them!!!

I wanted to wish everyone on this last day of 2018 a very Happy New Year and if you decide to go out to a party or to see loved ones, please be careful and come home safely.  My hubby and I always stay home on this night and leave the merry making to others.  Also be aware of your animals when the fireworks start going off.  Vallie is terrified of them and hides under a blanket on my lap till they end.  Poor babies just don't understand.

Blessings, Barbara

Friday, December 28, 2018

Some New Starts

Well here it is almost the end of 2018 and what a year it was.  I'm pleased with how many projects I finished and ones that I have started and hope to finish in the coming year.  A really big surprise was given to us for Christmas but more about that later.  

Here's what I have started and hope to finish in 2019.
First off, have you all seen the new Cross Eyed Cricket designs of the Nativity?  Well I love CEC designs and when I saw this I knew I had to stitch it.  I've wanted a stitched Nativity scene for quite awhile but never came across one I wanted to stitch.  This one is it.

I decided to start with the angel and here's her starting from the bottom.

The designer has decided to use Kreinik Blending Filament but I absolutely despise that stuff so I'm using a Rainbow Gallery thread called Petite Silk Lame Braid that has a bit of metallic in it.  It's hard to make it out in the picture but all the white is this braid and it is so much easier to work with.  

I've also started a new shawl with a yarn called Scheepjes Whirl that is a gradient cotton yarn in sock weight.  This one starts in pale grey through light blue, brown, purple, teal to black.  The first 38 rows were kind of boring with just doing the granny stitch but now I'm getting into the actual pattern.  If you're a member of Ravelry you can find this under the designer Katya Novikova and it's name is "Grafika".  

Now for that surprise that we were told on Christmas.  It seems our family is going to have a new addition in August.  Peyton is pregnant with their third and last child.  They wanted 3 and all close together and wow are they getting it.  Of course we are all praying for a girl but I must confess, I love those other 2 little guys so a third one would be no problem.  I'm very worried about Peyton because she immediately had to stop taking her medications for her Trigeminal Neurolgia and so now her pain will come back full force.  She's not letting it get her down though and tonite when we went out to dinner with them, she was in fine spirits.  I truly don't know how she does it.

Well that's all my news for now.  I hope you all have a safe and Happy New Year's and start 2019 out with loved ones surrounding you.

Blessings, Barbara

Monday, December 24, 2018

Since I won't be home much tomorrow I thought I would post my last snowman tonight.  I want to wish all of you the Merriest of Christmas's and I hope you have lots of loved ones surrounding you on this Blessed Day.  


Blessings upon each and every one of you,

Sunday, December 23, 2018

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If by chance you're wondering why I'm posting all these snowman's because I would love to be able to make a snowman but it's just not possible here in Orlando so it just makes me feel good and I hope it brightens your day just a little bit.

Blessings, Barbara