Thursday, June 16, 2016

A late post...

I thought I would post now at almost 7 pm because tomorrow morning I will be up at 4 am and getting Mr H up at 4:30 so we can get checked in at the hospital for 5:30! Have I ever mentioned that Mr H is not, repeat, not a morning person before 9:30 am??? Luckily the hospital is only 6 miles away. It will be a very long day. He has been in more pain this week. We will be glad to get this over and hopefully it will help. I wanted to show you ...
my new books that arrived this week. I bought them from Amazon and thy arrived quickly. With them in hand I have organized a few projects....

This is my next Needle punch, a hummingbird....it will have a challenge for me...I will be using rayon threads! Definitely will be interesting. So far just his beak and head done. Next up,
a small penny rug mat....simple but I think I will embellish it with some embroidery on the pennies.  I remembered that I had some wonderful fabric from Dixie Sampler so I started Bee Happy
It is 25 count and is called, Vintage Butter Pecan...perfect! So, I have plenty to keep me organized and busy while taking care of the hubby and also to keep me occupied in the hospital waiting room. This weekend we are having a heat wave warning----- the temps are predicted to be between 117 and 119 for Sunday and Monday. Guess you know that it means the air conditioner will be running and the ceiling fans will be twirling. It is always so nice to have you visit....thank you for the kind words and your friendship. Have a good weekend.

Monday, June 13, 2016

A bear, a wreath and a dress

Finally finished the June SAL...
I had a "bear" of a time with it, seriously...I started the bear twice thinking I knew how to count and finally the third time it worked. See the bees...let's not go there. Then I worked up the crocheted with beads trim into a wreath...
This is the trim I made in the white with pearl beads. I thought since it is so flexible why not a wreath.... voila! I plan to make a few to send out... my first Christmas ornament. I really like the pattern for this trim and it is simple to do even on the go or in my case while waiting at the hospital on Friday for Mr H. This trim really has many possibilities. My books that I ordered have arrived, except for one of them...I bought one for Penny Rugs and Smocking and both are very good. In the meantime while waiting for the third one which is still in the PA facility... I decided to make this..
Using one of my vintage handkerchiefs and origami folds I have a lovely dress. I mounted it in a "floating" frame and this way the back can also be seen...
I added a bit of netting and covered that with lace so the back is as pretty as the front and besides, it covers the folds. I think pattern on the hanky was so perfect for the design. I tried a couple of others and they just did not look so pretty. Today I will gather some threads and kit up the Bee Happy project and get ready to start another crocheted wreath. The weather is expected to be even hotter this weekend..."excessive heat watch" is what they are saying...above 115. Soon we will be back into the Monsoon season with rains thunder and lightening storms. So, I will be staying indoors with the air on and my stitching on my lap. So nice to have you visit with me today. Thank you for you friendship and kind words...have a wonderful day.