Wednesday, December 28, 2016

Christmas is over......now I'm ready for Summer!


I don't know about you but that's exactly how I feel. I don't care much for the months of January February and March. April starts to give me hope again. Nice warm weather is soon to be.

Christmas was wonderful and got to spend it with my family. That's what it's all about for me. I've been sick and on antibiotics. Christmas Eve my daughter and I had a glass of wine....just one (1)!! By the time I got ready for bed I was covered in hives! Boy that was fun...NOT! So up until today I've been taking Benedryl....they seem to have finally gone away.

What I like the best about the holidays is school vacation! So for the first 3 days I was able to have my 2 older granddaughters here with me. I had so much planned...didn't get to all of it but sure did have a good time.
Miss A completed her rug Hooking project that she started some time ago and has decided that she wants to make it into a "stuffy" so I'll put that together for her.



 We did lots of sewing. Made some practice sheets for them out of paper. Both Miss A and Miss V did great. Then we went on to making fabric headbands as well as a bag that Miss A decided to embellish with felt scraps and buttons. There was also some ironing involved and they did great. After all that a trek over to the pool was enjoyed. Spent a couple of hours there before coming home only to get ready to get back home. Gosh! They are growing so fast...,where does the time go?

















Saturday, December 17, 2016

Winter Has Arrived!


Yes, as you can see it's here!
Temperatures are in the minus
and the snow is starting to accumulate.
That means it's a great time to 
knit
do some applique embroidery
and finish up last minute gifts.
I've been down and out for the last 10 days.
Good ole fashion head cold 
or sinus infection
whatever it is has had me punky!

"Learn something new every day"
well the other day at my rug hooking group I was sitting with
these 2 lovely ladies that introduced me to 2 new words
or items you could say.
They each had these cute little round containers with a cover with a round hole on top.
What are those?
An Antique Hair Remover.
I've never heard of such a thing...in the nearly 50 yrs I've been in the beauty industry.
So I googled them.
Oh my! Now I'm on the hunt for one.
Porcelain one would be nice.
this one looks very much like the one she had.
So the second thing I learned was the word
"Chatelaine"
A hook-like clasp or a chain for suspending keys, trinkets or
scissors worn at a womans waist or lapel.
Also worn around their neck/
Love, love, love them.
So I think I've found a new project.
Hand-made from appliqued  wool or even hooked one.
I like these.

So for those of you reading this blog
did you just learn something new?
I hope you will give me some feedback on these.
Or if you have either, I'd love to see some pictures of them.

Well, enough for now, I hope I have introduced you to something new.
I'd better get back to my knitting or they won't be done for Christmas.

A Bientot!



Friday, December 9, 2016

I am back at it...or as the saying goes "BACK IN THE SADDLE AGAIN".


As you can see from the date of my last post, 2016 has not been a busy year.
Au contraire mon frere!
So much has happened this past year 
and i can't wait to share it with you.
However i am not going to do that right now as I'm trying to work out some kinks
in writing this post. 
Not sure if its me or my computer that likes to jump all over the page
when I am typing.
So please bear with me.

I'm hoping that i will get some new followers
but also look forward to seeing past loyal ones.

A Bientot!


Saturday, April 4, 2015

Off the needles and onto my feet!

This blog post is sort of a continuation of the last one. There was a photo of me  in Acorn
-hollow's blog post where I was knitting up my socks with magic loop. I am happy to say they are now complete and am so proud of myself. I did mention that this was my first attempt right? Now I look forward to my second pair where I can adjust things a bit differently. I am not afraid to admit there are a few "holidays".
I am hoping to get some feedback here and any advice you have would be greatly appreciated. I love the colors and love the yarn....its Vanna White sock yarn...from Joann's.

Now I don't think I mentioned the yarn I purchased at the retreat.....a hank of 100% wool. I was not crazy about the color so I decided to throw it into a dye pot as I was cleaning house. Another "first" for me.....NO! not cleaning house but dyeing wool. So what to do with old wine? That's right....why waste it when you can throw it all in a pot with a bit of vinegar add the wool and Voilà ! 
Here is the original color....and it is true to color....

Here is the wine.....all reds.......
Finis....needless to say my dying skills are lacking.....oh well! At least I felt like I didn't just waste the wine!

Gotta run for now....hope everyone enjoys their Easter...and being with family. I know I will....looking forward to being with my little ones.

Till we meet again......A Bientôt......et Joyeux Pâque.

Friday, April 3, 2015

Hooking retreat!

That's right I attended my first rug hooking retreat in Alfred Me. My girl Cathy from Acorn Holly was my room mate and partner. We had a great time. I must say I needed to do a little fasting when I got home! They certainly fed us well.....3 full meals a day...and I mean full. I think the next time I go I'll do things a little different....not eat so much!
I met some really talented ladies and made some new friends.
I didn't take any pictures but you can go on over to Acorn Hollow, she took some great ones.

Well want to wish all you followers a wonderful Easter.....Joyeux Pâque.

                                     Till we meet again......a bientôt.

Sunday, March 8, 2015

Projects to recoup by........

That's right.....trying to recoup from this sinus infection. I was doing so good there for a while and so proud of myself but then I think my body just got jealous of everyone around me. That's right it seems there is lots of sickness everywhere......so Voila! Honestly, I don't think the infection is anywhere near as bad as the antibiotics they have me on. Lightheaded and nauseous (that's probably a good thing...I'm not hungry at all)
I'm working on a couple of projects right now. The first is my hooking....doing a poppy that will be a circular chair cushion for the vanity in the bathroom. Doing some shading and highlighting with some much needed help of my girl Miss Sarah Guiliani my teacher.

I like the way it's coming out and look forward to choosing a background color.
For my second project I am teaching myself how to knit socks...both socks at the same time....on one 
circular needle. YIKES! 
That is so intimidating but I think I'm getting it.
I love it as I do fine with the first sock but HATE having to start all over again to do the second sock.

Wish me luck.........till we meet again!
A Bientôt !


















Sunday, February 22, 2015

 
  Gong to try this again.....

I've tried using this Blogger app on my iPad and I guess I'm really bad at it because I don't get too far with it. This will be my last try....wish me luck.

Rug Hooking......I'm in the process of designing my own patterns to hook. I hope to post some pictures here in hopes of getting feedback from you readers.

My first one is a primitive looking daisy.

Iii did do some color planning though I'm not 
Real good at primitive colors.
I have another that I'm working on but don't have a picture of it right now. A fish...salmon to be exact. I did have someone special in mind for this one. I'm also at a loss for the edging so probably going to do a couple different options.

Well...I think this will be all for tonight...now hopefully I can get this published.
Good night...........a bientôt .........