Saturday, June 14, 2014
Today was an open house, showing off the inside which is perfect for a general store or coffee shop.
Progress this way is GOOD. Can't wait to see who sets up shop here!
Friday, June 6, 2014
I made a deal with myself that I would not stay too long......
I kept to my deal, walking just to the water's edge to get my feet wet and no more before I headed home.NOTE TO SELF: Get to the beach more!
Sometimes I like the patterns I create enough to do them over and over again. When I first designed Bitty Baskets for www.mainlycrochet.com , I had a specific use in mind, a favor cup of sorts at an Easter table. Because the design is quick and easy, it's possible to make quite a few of them in a short period of time.
My oldest daughter turns 42 today. She is one of the hardest working women I know, and she has just started working a new job at a flower farm in Vermont. She said something about nightly foot rubs being necessary to get the feet feeling OK after a hard day in the fields, so I thought I would send her some splurge foot items for her birthday.
A trip to the Body Shop in Freeport found a bunch of really nifty foot products, but I still needed an adequate container for them. So, I thought beyond bitty......
Instead of one strand of Super Saver as was used in the original pattern, I chose 3 colors from my stash that I liked together and that coordinated with the products (With Love Bluebell and Iris; Super Saver Turqua).Using a P hook, holding all three strands together, I worked the pattern and got this:
I decided against doing the handle, wanting more of an open shape. It was not huge, but big enough to hold the items it needed to....
July 6 is known as D-Day by most people, but for 42 years, it has been Q-Day for me.
Happy Birthday, Quayl!
Tuesday, June 3, 2014
The colors in Butterfly Dance speak to me. I have always loved purple and green together.
When Don was here last, he took flat shots of the doily. We always do flat shots in the hope that there will be little distraction when a stitcher goes to do the project, and that stitches will be clearly visible as reference.
and that finally led to a shot which mostly showed just the leaves in the photo, but is still a reminder that much of Kathryn's inspiration comes from the Great Outdoors.
Monday, June 2, 2014
Friday, May 30, 2014
Sue sent me two great color alternatives to the solid Cornmeal, one Christmas-y, done in Christmas colors
done with variegateds # 0944 Cherry Cola and # 629 Green Tones, with squares positioned differently than the original, proving that a Great design isn't just what it looks like, but how you see it too!