Life can keep us all busy, taking the cat to the vet. Cutting the grass, cleaning the house, shopping for groceries. Once in a while, we get a chance to celebrate milestones, with friends and families. This past weekend, we got to do that with Diane.
Diane has been stitching Jane Bannister, 1855.
This sampler is even more beautiful, in person.
This is the outside for the bag. It is a detachable piece. The wings on this fairy was suppose to be a creamy colour, called parchment (1184). Except in the list of colours a gremlin crept in and changed it to: 1148? with the words parchment next too it. Pulled the colours a while back, only got to it this weekend past to embroider. On the tan fabric, the plum colour looks much better, than the cream would have looked. Design opportunity?
Parts of the bag prepped, quilted.
Had one ball of this yarn, which was used to create the 5 hour baby sweater and hat with.
My friend Kate, gifted me another of the same. The leftover of the first ball was put into action for the 7 hour toddler sweater. Then the second ball was added to the mix, to complete the sweater. By this stage, I did not think there would be any leftovers? It turned out there was, so another 5 hour baby sweater was started, using size 11 knitting needles. It is going to be a tiny sweater.
Kate also gave me these balls of yarn and the pink one, with the baby sweaters above. Two friends, one who is new to knitting wants to try and make a 5 hour baby sweater, the other can knit and want to do the same. So this week we will be showing them how to do it.
Anita, is busy with her grandbabies, like all new GrandMa's, she had good intentions to smock dresses for her grandaughters. Time spent with them is so much more important, she passed on these smocking patterns, book, notions and a dress she started. With so much time spent the last couple of years fixing our house, not much time was spent smocking. It is time I got some of the dresses sewn up and finished. Thank you for sending these gifts (yarn and fabric) my way. All of it will be used to create and none will be ending up in a landfill.
We want to make sure future generations, can enjoy the beauty that surrounds us.