September 20, 2011

Long over due but worth the wait

While digging through closets and cleaning out drawers in preparation for putting my house on the market, I found the project envelope that contained the stitched pieces and supplies for Acorn Sewing Case by With My Needle.  I decided to finally do something about this unfinished project and sent everything to Karen.

Today, a most wonderful package was waiting in my mailbox when I got home.  I was stunned by the photos Karen had sent showing the final product but they are nothing compared to how truly gorgeous this finished sewing case is.  I can't thank (or recommend) Karen enough for the gorgeous job she did in bringing this long forgotten project to fruition.  Thank you Karen, I'm thrilled with the finished results!

September 7, 2011

Moving along

I finished the first Hot Tamale sock on Thursday evening at knit group and then cast on for the second over the weekend.  I love the fit and feel of the completed sock and it makes me lean toward keeping them for myself.  Luckily, I have more Spunky Eclectic sock yarn waiting in the wings.

And speaking of waiting in the wings, I also bought some black cotton yarn for some dishcloths one of my neighbors asked me to make.  I wound the yarn and am hoping to start the first one this evening - if I can stay awake long enough!

September 6, 2011

The whole picture

I finally got a better picture of my completed Mystery sampler.  I'm glad to have this in the "to be framed" pile.  I immediately dove into my UFO drawer and pulled out CHS's Christmas at Hawk Run Hollow and got to work.  I have about 2 more hours left I think to have the block I've been working on completed.  It felt great to be working on a 40 ct. piece after all the time spent on the Mystery piece.  I also started a Christmas piece that I can't share photos of because it's an exchange.  That's almost done too after the all day Criminal Minds marathon yesterday!  There was not much laboring going on around her on Labor day although I did manage to spray paint a few items in the basement.  Hope you enjoyed your long weekend and check back in a few days as I've been culling my stash and have a nice pile of things to give away!