Saturday, August 20, 2016

This weeks projects

First here is the grape doily with it's white bits lightly colored.

And this week I am working on my tablecloth. It's hard to show it. I got tired of working in circles and started doing rows instead.
And I spent a couple days figuring out this pattern. While it is not a hard pattern, it had mistakes in the directions that made it troublesome. Finally got it figured out and off I go. You do two set up motifs and thereafter it is a repeat of a 5 row third motif until it is the length you like. It is made in strips. Now to determine the amount of yarn needed for each strip in the size I desire.
Now we bring you today's Sylvia morning antics!


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Sunday, August 14, 2016

Two, yes two, finishes!

So, I finished my grape doily at last. This picture is before I tucked in ends and colored the white bits. It is now on the washer drying and, of course, the grapes are taking a while!
And I finished the shawl and shall be mailing it out this upcoming week to it's owner. I do love how very soft the caron simply light yarn is!

And now look at this patience!!! Jack insists on saving this for me. It was given to me along with several other skeins by a dear sweet friend. It was the favorite thread of my favorite designer Elizabeth Hiddleson also. I do not get very far on such things before I be way to annoyed to continue!
 Fancy some kitty piggers?
Here she is watching some folks wrestle and capture nuisense alligators.
And just being Sylvia Joy!


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Sunday, August 7, 2016

Some Crochet Updates and Jack's Stitching

Been a busy week but still plenty of time for hobbies! Jack is working on some quilt squares to make a tabletopper for the coffee table. Leaves and bleeding heart flowers is what it is.
I have an order for a shawl in a lovely cream color. The yarn is so very soft and nice to work with.
I also have been doing some of the leaves on the grape doily. Pretty close to being done with it too. I will finish coloring the white bits on the grapes when I am all finished. That white drives me nuts!
And as if I do not have enough going, this big filet crochet project caught my eye. Just have to do it! It is a different type of filet where you do the center bit first and then work around it. Most filet is worked bottom up.
And here is our Sylvia. She has been a very silly girl and in quite a humerous mood of late.




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Saturday, July 30, 2016

Long Time Coming For This Finish!

At last I finished my pinwheel doily! Been working on it off and on for about a year now. Doing the happy dance for sure.
Now I have pulled out my grape doily to try and finish it. Just need to do the grape clusters and the leaves between. However, those clusters are slow going!
And now the Sylvia sillies. This week has been all about beating up her bits of yarn and fingers that get to close!


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Sunday, July 24, 2016

A Couple Projects

I have been working some on my tablecloth this week. I finished up and got out a couple orders and have another that will soon go out. so I decided it was time for a little of my things!

I am also really trying to get this doily done. It is not a huge one but is all chains and single crochet stitches. There are four rows that each have 800 single crochet on the border. I am enjoying it though.
I got this darling little box at Hobby Lobby for four dollars. I thought it was really cute. I may putdily blessing writings in it a month at a time and then reread them.
Stopped at Andy's Frozen Custard last week. It is so humid here and many other places. Even the mowers needed an Andy's break!
And lastly, here is the Sylvia yarn wars continuing saga!


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Sunday, July 17, 2016

A Little of this and that

Well, I have been doing a few things. Crocheted a little change purse to replace my worn out wallet. This will serve better than what I had.
I also made a little heart for an ongoing project. I will explain more at a later date.
And I put eyes on some turkey for a friend. Just need to attach strings so she can hang them.
Jack finished up a pillowcase and is now working on it's mate. i just love it!


Yes, I see you and no you may not have my yarn ball!
Oh, hi dad!
Because yarn wars are tiring.
Heard rustling of paper whilst printing out something. There she be on a stack of pattern books!
That is the sum of our week. Thanks for visiting. huggles and blessings.

Sunday, July 10, 2016

A Little Bit of Crochet

I have managed a little bit of crochet. I am nearly finished with 24 snowflakes for an order.

And Jack bought me a little yarn for my birthday coming up Friday of this week. I am making a shawl out of it. I have given away all but one of my shawls so I need a light weight one now.
We had a very lovely sunset last night. I love the sun shining on the clouds.

I also sanded and finished our three dollar thrift store magazine rack find. We have been wanting a magazine rack and love this one. It is well made and heavy. The picture is not the best.
And a certain feline has been very lazy and very silly this week!



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