Saturday, June 25, 2016

A little crochet a little of Jack's embroidery

Plenty of crochet to share with you. Finished up the crochet on a chair cushion and need only do the stuffing part. Gold on one side and teal on the other.

And some work on the tablecloth too.

And lots of progress on the bedspread too!
Jack has been working on pillowcases. I just love them! Good thing he likes satin stitching!

A sweet friend named Bobbi (the one I made the capes for) sent this blessing of a very HUGE amount of ribbon and a few other things. I shall never need ribbon again~
And I am closing in on finishing the coffee table. I have one panel to do and a couple skirt boards and the bottom inside. I need some polyurethane on the top yet also.

And Miss Sylvia Joy has milk on her chin! Rarely I do let her have a tiny taste of milk.
Beating up a toy today also!
Thanks for visiting. Huggles and blessings.

Saturday, June 18, 2016

Plenty of Crochet!

Well now let's see. What have I been up to? well, I put the buttons on a cape for a friend and got it mailed. Good timing to as she just got home from the hospital. I hope it will cheer her.
I also managed to finish the last row of a rug I started on in December of last year. Right before Jack got down with his leg and I got ill.
Also doing some rows on a very time consuming doily. It is done all in single crochet and chain stitch so is nearly 100 rows although it is not huge. It will need some serious blocking when done. I have less than 20 rows to go but they take some time to do.
My beloved Jack asked for another bedspread in a nine patch when he saw the pattern with a dishcloth I made for someone. He chose the colors and I really love the cheery flavor of it.
We also found the perfect knobs for a little table I recently refinished. So glad the fish knob that was on it is gone.
It has been very hot here of late, and Sylvia has spent much of her time being silly and sleeping.

Thanks for visiting. Huggles and blessings.

Wednesday, June 8, 2016

Busy and fun week

Monday for our anniversary we took a pleasant country drive to Gentry Arkansas a short distance away. We ate at a wonderful lace called The Wooden Spoon. we had peach ice tea, coleslaw and a great club sandwich.
With all the rain we have been having here the flowers at the restaurant were gorgeous. Here are just a few.

On the way home we pass thru the small community of Cave Springs and Jack's favorite old fashion hardware store. He found a rocker he quite enjoyed!
Of course we couldn't leave without some love from Tank the corgi!
Today was spent in the hobby room after I spent some time staining another piece of furniture. Today I stiffened flags and will add the stars Thursday. I also stiffened snowman noses. Only a few need their fringe on scarves and the hanger on their hats
Sylvia Joy was supervising from under my desk.
This evening I worked on bunnies. I am getting close to finishing this order and hope to have it out by month end.
Thanks for visiting huggles and blessings.

Sunday, June 5, 2016

Until Tomorrow!

A new mouse is due to arrive tomorrow as the old one was dropped and is quite a problem. Makes writing a blog post impossible so I will see you tomorrow or Tuesday with a post. Monday is our anniversary and we are going to our favorite restaurant for lunch,

Saturday, May 28, 2016

What a week!

Not a lot done this week. I ended up at the ER on Sunday morning and found out I had cellulitis in my right leg and foot. I had figured as much but was hoping to hang on until Monday to see my own Doctor. So I have been sitting way more than I like and did finish some things. I will wait to show you the cape after I work in ends and add the buttons. Here is a baby blanket I finished. It will soon be on it's way to it's home.
I have a yarn bowl of flags needing stiffened and the beads for stars added.
I also got the front of a pillow finished. The back will be the same but with gold granny squares.
We have had a lot of rain rolling thru of late. I thought this cloud was interesting.
And Bosley across the street was enjoying some time outside while his dad puttered in the garage workshop.
And Sylvia Joy has been in nap mode this week.

So that is about all for this week. Huggles and blessings.

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.