Sunday, May 1, 2016

Plenty Busy Here!

Been busy here and there with a few things. I am nearly finished with the end table. I can not remember who asked, but no this version of dough box sewing table does not have a magazine rack. We chose a finish called Acorn which we love. It has a red tone to it but is not overly dark. I have only this side to finish up and one side of the top. Jack will then clear coat it.

I also have added another snowman to the gang.
Finished up some bookmarks a friend asked for as well. They were fun.
This weekend I am working on my tablecloth. This is the last band of pineapples. Then it will be open work and one more row of pineapples toward the bottom.

Here is the silly Sylvia Joy!

Thanks for visiting. Huggles and blessings.

Friday, April 22, 2016

The Weeks Doings!

I finished a test run on a top I want to crochet. it is actually a beach cover up that was a lot longer than I wanted. I wanted to see how much yardage it would use in the shorter version I wanted. I know now I also want to make a change to the front neckline. Other than that, I am satisfied with it.
 I also am working on another cape in black for a friend. The same friend I made the blue one for.
And I am having some fun with some snowmen for another friend.
I am nearly finished sanding this end table and about ready to restain it. It is from the 1950's and is called a dough box sewing end table.
Can you believe I actually did a little cross stitch too? And I do mean a little. Ha, ha! Just some on the basket.

Now for a picture of some horses that live across from the neighborhood Wal mart we use. We enjoy seeing them and some goats down the road from them.
And lastly, Sylvia Joy says hello!

Friday, April 15, 2016

Where Have I been?

I did not fall off the earth as some make think. Jack has been down with his foot this time, so it has been busy for me and little crochet done. He is getting some better now. I have however made a few shamrocks for a friend.
 And jack has finished one of his latest pillowcases.

We also had a very, very lovely sunset the other day.
And Sylvia? Well she was just being Sylvia!

Thanks for visiting. Huggles and blessings.

Wednesday, April 6, 2016

Cross Stitch, crochet and Gorgeousness

I do have cross stitching to share only not mine. Jack is working on pillowcases again. I love the vintage look of them.
I did up some hearts for a friend the last couple days.
And managed a few rows on the latest afghan too.
We also had a lovely, lovely sunset this past week.
My Jack wanted a little ride up Mt. Sequoia. How could I say no? We love it up there. Saw some lovely trees and flowers.

 And I can not forget to mention that we had our linen closet inspection. They come around now and then! Sylvia Joy takes the job seriously too!
That hard job then required a cat nap with her favorite fella.
Thanks for visiting. Huggles and blessings.

Wednesday, March 30, 2016


I finished up three items earlier this week. Here is the shawl for my friend.
And the baby blankets for the twins to be born soon.

I also am again working on my tablecloth. Sure does feel good to work on it again.
And I found this interesting ripple afghan pattern. Reminds me of tumbling blocks. I will do it in black, coffee, teal and cream. Here is the link if you want to try the pattern. Rippling blocks
And now my little brush monster! She has learned to like the brushing so much, she wants her bum and tum floofed!
Smiling Sylvia!

Thanks for visiting. Huggles and blessings and I will have some cross stitch to share next time.

Saturday, March 26, 2016

Just a little cross stitch!

Just the least little bit of cross stitching but it is something! Working on the basket in the middle.
And nearly finished with both baby blankets too! Just the border to do on them now. I will swap the colors to do the borders and help them go together.

 Nearly finished with the black shawl as well. Just a couple more balls to go and it will be done.
Jack has been feeling rough with his knee and foot again but enjoyed rolling up some yarn. He loves doing it!
A very lovely sunset the same night we had a bad storm roll thru and a tornado got a bit close. No damage here though.
Sylvia is inspecting the linen closet. Still the same as last time she was in there.
Preparing to wash the acreage! LOL!
And just being Sylvia!