Sunday, October 19, 2014
Over the years dishes have gotten broken and has left me with odds and ends. It's most noticeable to me when we have company over for supper. I actually have two good complete sets of dishes, but at the time I acquired them we had a lot going on and needed to store them until I could make room in the cabinets. So, of coarse, both sets are misplaced in my moms garage some where. Oh well, we will run into them some time. In the mean time, I found a whole set of dishes on sale for one dollar. Yep, $1.00. What a lucky find. I was thrilled. It wasn't a pattern that I would have originally picked out, but I do like them. Not bad hu? Works for me:)
Thursday, October 9, 2014
I have no problems starting new projects, but for some reason I didn't even get a start on this one last year.
Just in case things get busy again, I thought I would start and finish this one early.
These scarves aren't really made for warmth, but I thought my mom would like it to wear to church
during the Christmas season. Thought it would look great with her dress coat.
The yarn is made by Ice...and I loved it the minute I saw it. Not sure if I was just a lucky one or
if all the skeins are like this , but working with it has been a total pain. It was wound into a regular skein, which was fine,
but it was also twisted the whole length. When working with the netting type of yarn you have to open it up as you go
to knit it. Really hard to do while it's twisted. I think it will be worth it though. I put my guys to work holding the yarn
as I untwisted and rewound it to make it easier to work with. Lol my guys are manly men so one holding the yarn while the other
manned our cat Khloe was entertaining in itself. Just call it karma!
There is so much do for fall and winter I feel like I barely get half my list done. I'm not gonna stress it though..
I did manage to dig my decorations out of the basement and work on the front porch. I swear I had a full pretty fall wreath to
go on our front door and couldn't find it any where. What I did find stored in all my stuff was a pitiful straw wreath that looked
more bedraggled than any thing. So I headed to the dollar store and bought a couple bunches of their fall flowers. Didn't spend much
as I'm on a budget for that sort of thing. Recycled it is.... same wreath with some new accents. I didn't think to stop and take a photo
of what it looked like before, but I was happy with the results.
Khloe playing in all the flowers...had to watch my fingers when grabbing them to add them to the wreath.
For a while there, I didn't think she was going to let me have any. LOL she was rolling in them like
a pile of leaves.
These little gems are made out of small terra cotta pots.. The scare crow is still my favorite. I haven't made these
in a long time. The faces are hand painted and the material for the scare crow was modge podged around the pot.
Then just add whatever accents to decorate.