Thursday, May 19, 2016

I am very late with this post!

So sorry to be missing so long. A couple days early in the week I felt bad and was ill over the weekend as well. Not a lot of crocheting or anything else done. But I have been working this week on flags for someone.
Also getting very close to the end on the cape for a friend. Sorry for the bad picture, I really need a new camera some day!
I also finished a little cabinet save for some stenciling I want to do on it. It is now being used to sit the television on.
I took some pictures of some lovely wildflowers around our little town. They are so bright and cheery!

Now, are you ready for lots of Sylvia silliness? Here you go, enjoy!

Thanks for visiting. Huggles and blessings!

Sunday, May 8, 2016

Flags, snowmen and capes

I am doing quite well on the cape for a friend. I have gotten to the section where it is worked in three sections to allow for the openings for your arms. After so many rows, it will join up again.
I also sat yesterday making snowmen bodies. But right now without faces or scarves and hats, they look a lot like bowling pins!
Here are my attempts at making american flags. The bottom one did not quite have the right proportions. I was actually only off by about 5 stitches but what a big difference that made as seen by the top flag which looks much better.
And here will be the next victim of my staining and painting adventure.
Whilst staining the top of the cabinet, I was holding the can of stain and went to set it down. I lost almost a full can of stain when my hand spasmed. It was one heck of a mess as you can see, It got on the garage floor, the wall, and some lumber for shelves and me of course!
This week I also came to the decision to give my china hutch to a Christian thrift store. The china was given to dear friends and it is time for the hutch to bless someone else. I am using this little shelf now to display my pretties. Which also emphasizes that the hutch is a waste of precious space.
 Now here is the Queen herself doing the things she enjoys most, playing and sleeping!

Thanks for visiting. Huggles and blessings.

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.