Monday, September 15, 2014

Dairy free chocolate

I was surprised today by a friend stopping by. She brought me a super yummy gift.

Thank you "E" for your thoughtful gift. She knows I can't have dairy. I am very appreciative of her kindness.

Preemie hats and booties

One of my latest projects is knitting preemie hats and booties for the local hospital. I found a group of ladies doing this and volunteered.

Still have some sewing to do...

My goal is to make one hat and bootie a day. 

They are so tiny and don't take long to do!

Scrubbers made

Made a dozen Christmas scrubbers for local shops. Stamped some tags for them. Just need to get a stapler to attach them with.

Saturday, September 6, 2014

Saturday fun

Woke up this morning to hubby announcing we were going fishing.
Packed up the car and off we went. Had a really great time. It was so peaceful out there. We didn't catch any fish but that's ok.
On the way home, we stopped by the local town's festivities and got a meal there. Went to a quilt show and saw some beautiful quilts and afghans.
I had a wonderful day with my beloved.

Of course I had to bring my knitting along.

I'm working on a dog sweater for a friend's mini daschund.

Bargain friday

We went to the annual Methodist garage sale on Friday. I didn't find anything I was looking for- donut cutter and mini loaf pans. I checked out the craft section and came home with a knitting basket, (I've always wanted one but all I could find were torn and broken. This one is in good shape.) two yellow skeins of cotton yarn for dishcloths, one skein of bulky yarn in a brand I've been wanting to try, four gardening pots perfect for my herbs, and best of all a needle felting kit that came with two needles, a clover needle felted tool, two ounces of wool roving and some sort of doll pin for felting. I just saw the roving and grabbed it not realizing all the treasures inside.

I got everything for $2.75!!!

I've been wanting to make felted flowers for my felted pouches. So very excited to learn how to use it.

Thursday, September 4, 2014

Goal completed for August

My goal each month is to make two shawls to donate to charity. I wasn't able to start on both of them until August 17th due to an illness. I also promised another shawl out in addition to those two. I am pleased that I was able to finish all three by August 31st.

This month I got started on the first day of the month. Picture below in light green. Lacy shawl.

The dark green one has a different border.

I don't know why my pictures are getting rotated. :/

Felted pouch and shoulder wrap

I mailed out one of the felted pouches yesterday and like how it turned out. I love how they always turn out a different size each time.

Started two more shawls this week. One is a lacy one and such a breeze. You can find it on my projects page through Ravelry. Pictures of it later.

The other is the shoulder wrap I've been making bunches of. This yarn was given to me all except the black which I bought. It's red heart soft.

I like it ok. It doesn't make my hands bleed like the super saver does. I'm halfway done with the wrap.

Sorry the pouch pic is upside down!

Cell phone zippered pouches

Last week a friend asked me to sew her a cell phone holder that she wanted to give to a friend. So I took out my supplies and started to d...