Wednesday, April 29, 2015

Yarn Along

I think these pictures look relatively the same from last week although I may have added an inch.  It certainly is a good thing this secret knitting is not due tomorrow!  There is time to complete it.  It's just that so many other things are keeping me away from it.

But the pattern is just a 2 row repeat, so easy to pick up and down. And I always love Knit Picks Shine.  Pima Cotton is one of my favorites to knit with.

Those boxes are about to leave my house.  We send the invitations to the calligrapher Friday.  And there is just a little peek of the inside.  A very pale blue letterpress design with navy blue text.  They are just stunning.

I'm about 10 pages away from finishing Mrs. Grant.  A good story but simple.  I did learn a couple of new historical facts.  This could certainly be part of your summer reading!

I took all these photos with my iPad this morning.  We have had several rainy, gloomy days and the temp in North Texas this morning is 47!  So the pictures are not the best.  Sun is expected later today and for days to come!

Linking up with Ginny!

Monday, April 27, 2015

Cutting the Silk

Most of the time I post about my knitting, but I have been sewing since I was a teenager.  My girls were all clothed in my creations when they were small and now I sew periodically for the granddaughters.  These dresses, however, are for 4 little flower girls.  All 3 granddaughters and the fiance's niece are in the wedding and I was asked to sew the dresses.

Long a fan of Children's Corner patterns, this is the same pattern used for my own girls 30 years ago. I love these kinds of stories and memories.  A simple, sleeveless dress of white dupioni silk with a navy monogrammed sash.  Simple...stunning.

***  a little Pride and Prejudice soundtrack while cutting doesn't hurt:)

Friday, April 24, 2015


I know after I shared the story of my mother I told you I would do the same with my brother.  I can't.  Writing all last week about such an intense and emotional topic drained me.  To try and do the same again this week would really be pushing it.  I've had emails from people about their experience reading the posts. Knowing I could be a part of your own experience was very touching.

I'm going to leave the second story until next year.  Just know that tomorrow will be a memorable day for me.

Blessings to all of you!

Tuesday, April 21, 2015

Yarn Along... I Found My Knitting!

~ Two of my favorite things are knitting and reading. I love seeing what other people are knitting and reading as well. So, what are you knitting or crocheting right now?

Do you see it?  Do you see why I didn't?  Yes, it has been there a month!  The day the knitting went missing was a very busy day.  We had so much going on.  One of the daughters and her family were here and my only guess is my son in law moved my knitting so the grandchildren wouldn't bother it.  Such a nice gesture, but I can't figure out why he would put it in the bookcase. He admitted  to moving it and we had a good chuckle ( although I told him he had to pay for all the new yarn I ordered and the stitch markers I replaced :))))   I am not a very observant person and when I am at home I don't wear my glasses or contacts.  Stuck back there on the shelf I might not have found it for many more months if I hadn't gone to re-shelve a book.  And might I say that Mr. Golfer didn't see it either.

I'm far enough into the new knitting that I will just frog this when I have time.  I want those markers more than anything.  I'm making fair progress on the new knitting. Wedding planning is really speeding up with just 155 days to go.  The invitations arrived and I must say they are stunning.  I so wish I could show you!!

I am still reading Mrs. Grant.  It's a little slow in parts but for the most part an enjoyable read.

Linking up with Ginny!