Thursday, July 1, 2010

BBD inspired design and husband knit his first hat!

the title of the post covers it
have been remiss on posting
summertime has me still knitting on previous posts sweater

but completed a BBD inspired design
got the idea from the joyuex noel pattern book
just a mix of ideas to come up with a birth sampler
also took some patterns i.e. the bunnies from a prairie schooler pattern

it was accurately and beautifully fabric framed by my friend Sandie alias quilter extraordinaire
my sewing skills are not exact----Sandie makes things perfect and even!

Hubby has knitted his first hat all i can say is "wow when are you making me one?  :-)

he is already working on hat #2
til next time happy stitches and brilliant creations

Thursday, June 3, 2010

long time no post!

My apologies to for not posting or commenting this past month, sheer laziness in stitching too!
So many unread items on google reader that i just sailed through over 1000 posts in  total.Cannot read and comment properly but am caught up and will try to be better.

for BBD SAL not many making a baby sampler with the joyeux noel sampler letters and designs
i should be done next week.

otherwise have been knitting
completed first pair of socks last month:
this next photo...YIKES!

but they are cosy  :-)

then made a few dishcloths and a facecloth

am starting my first sweater
it is already hot here in Texas but i might get it complete by fall!

then DH finished his gray scarf last month

thats all from my world of handiwork
happy puttering in the yard and enjoying longer warmer days.


Friday, May 7, 2010

hello friends
yes i am still capable of posting
but have been busy
traveled with hubby and DS#3
to washington dc area for 4 days
of sightseeing

DS3 was hoping for a basketball
game with the president
did not happen
this is as close as he got in the airport

to the maryland wool
and sheep festival
while there
hot- crowded,
but fun
bought a few fun skeins

THURSday was BBD SAL post day....late again
but complete ..............
DS#2 had his 21st bday
so we celebrated with family and sweethearts
his girlfriend made a delicious snickers

and today i finished the bbd bird into a needlebook for a friend

have a nice weekend
off to visit the other ladies sites in the BBD SAL group

Wednesday, April 28, 2010

short report

well i had trouble with blogger
but now all is working reason that was repaired on my end....\
tried to upload photo below as new header
no success there
maybe next week.......

the day to share BBD SAL progress is thursday but i will be away from computer for a few days
so am updating today.....little progress but already looking at what will be next project.
see the sidebar for all the beautiful works in progress in the group.....

i am thinking this will
be finished as a pin pillow
with beaded edge
.......high hopes!

i know the zinnia is from the nursery

but the seedlings are from the gift
pkg from Lainey a week and a
half ago....they have already
sprouted ----fun

DH finished scarf for niece....we will be visiting with SIL and her family this wknd
i will grab a snapshot of her wearing it
it looks and feels great........this photo taken while it was being blocked in spare room.

i will visit blogs again next week
'til then happy handiworks!

Monday, April 19, 2010

RAK from Lainey

Better title would be friendship blossoms from Scotland!
I was happily surprised by these lovely unexpected gifts from Lainey in my mailbox!

Yellow blossom
garden seeds
already planted....
yes already planted!
chocolate tempting
eating it bit by delicious
sweet bird-suncatcher
ornament .....
thank you Lainey.....what a pleasant surprise
I will tend my "scottish" flowerbed well.

Thursday, April 15, 2010

quick update

-not too much stitching this week
but I have begun Bird in Hand
the talented ladies of BBD SAL keep me inspired and motivated

I was going to stitch pink on brown....but chose scarlet and chartreuse instead
something different- we shall see how it turns out-

DH has come along way on knitting a scarf for one of his nieces

that is all for this week
pleasant handicraft hours to each of you....

Thursday, April 8, 2010

starting out on a new foot!

I finished my first sock.......I know it needs a partner but I had fun wearing it .....
good thing they sell socks in stores or i would wrap bags around my feet as slowly as I knit...
also the first rose in the garden, with the first sock of the season  ;-)

and my next BBD SAL choice.......
but planning to stitch it in pink
on beige or brown linen

i also am liking this simple sampler idea from a BBD quilt book

in the meantime check out the fantastic finishes and progress of the other ladies in the BBD SAL group on the side bar.....

asundries this past week:
 made tab top valances for kitchen windows

and put a few stitches into feather your nest

poor photo
but maybe it will spur
me on to get this

have a warmer week......smiles, corinna