Curtis Willis and Maizie


Tuesday, August 5, 2014

Rare Things

Here in NE Florida we are already noticing the reduction in hours of sunlight as time marches toward Autumn. This happens to be my favorite time of year. I thoroughly love the heat and being outdoors in it. I've tried to snap one of my hummers but they're too skittish. Instead found this beauty on one of my giant red pentas.
 Working on a shawl from a free pattern, Maluka, using wonderful Happy Fuzzy Corriedale. That's all I can post from my iPad!

Sunday, July 20, 2014

Balance

Balance...a subject that's been on my heart quite a lot lately. Too much to do, not enough time, too much hate in this world, not enough love. This life is so short and so many are hurting. I count my many blessings and try to help share some love...which this summer resulted in these, 15 pairs of teeny socks for the 'afghans for Afghans' baby shower. Check out their website; it's a worthy cause.

And a few hats.  Peace, friends.

Friday, July 4, 2014

Happy 4th!

Best wished for a Happy 4th of July!
Here's an older finish that needs to be capital-F finished into a pillow, and my current project...making baby socks and hats for the Afghan for Afghans 2014 baby shower campaign. It seems that blogger fights me at every turn so I'm very limited on what I can post. Is it because I'm using an iPad? Anyway...enjoy your freedom!! Hooray!


Thursday, June 12, 2014

June? Wait! What?!

Wow, where has the time gone? I think quite a few of us are asking that question! I am happy to have a finish that will be going to the framer. It's Baby Celebration by Just Nan, made for my great-niece Rebekah Rose in Texas, born on my birthday last year!

Rebekah Rose
Here's a surprise shot of my cat Maizie aka Teenie Weenie, because that's what she was when I found her. She's more like tubby wubby now and just the sweetest thing. I had never seen her leap up on anything til this week and up she went, onto an armoire.

Sunday, April 27, 2014

Garden Gate

A framed finish! Shepherd's Bush Garden Gate, triple matted; 1 of my 2014 Challenge pieces.  And another wee SB using mats from the kit.



Sunday, April 20, 2014

A Colorful Easter!

Happy Easter Friends!  I am wishing I had a camera with a powerful lens instead of just my little iPad, because I have a yard full of colorful, but somewhat shy, visitors. Much to my surprise I am entertaining 3 male painted buntings and 4 indigo buntings among my usual bunch of woodpeckers, cardinals, titmice, wrens, Carolina thrashers, chickadees, house finches, blue jays and doves.  And another fly-in...a blue grosbeak popped in to check out the party. And the bluebirds appear to finally be nesting. And a pair of catbirds is back!  It's like Cirque de Soleil out there!!  The buntings are just the brightest colors...like parrots!

Yesterday I started a baby sweater for a coworker's daughter who just learned she will be having a boy this fall.  Last Sunday I started a cotton vest for myself:
Haven't done any stitching to speak of but did crochet a dozen cotton starfish wash clothes for favors.  It's been a super busy month, what with answering a summons for federal jury duty (not selected), long hours at work, recuperating from a nasty dog bite to the face, and lots of April birthdays, including my own.  Here are some treasured gifts from friends:
Knitting mouse!
Fiberphile Cashmere!

Lucci Olivia - luxurious!
Even with 3 days of no sunshine and lots of rain it is a wonderful Easter day...for what it represents to Christians, and to celebrate friendships and families.  I will leave you with a darling Assisi style bunny stitched by a friend in my guild:

Thanks for stopping by!

Sunday, March 23, 2014

Por Luciana Delgado

Progress on Luciana...a project NOT on my 2014 Challenge List, but whose colors and design spoke to me: