My blog friend Gracie just welcomed her 4th little granddaughter! So, I went shopping for pink cotton yarn in my craft studio and found this pretty pale pink KnitPicks yarn in the color "Flamingo". They are done now! Gracie, when might I be able to come visit and bring baby Rosie her booties? :-)
You know when I told you that I was in love with these little scissors made in France? Well, I hadn't shown my husband as I knew they were extravagant. But the other day I showed them to him and he said.. "You should get them." Oh my.. ok.. and my finger hit the "buy" button with lightning speed.. BOING and they were mine. They arrived a few days ago and I happily snipped the yarn on these booties with my new scissors.
Each pair is handmade and takes a "dozen qualified people" to make each pair.
Oh, and do they ever cut nice! :-) Story time -- I had lost my sewing kit and wasn't able to find it and the worst part was I'd dropped my sterling silver yarn needle and was bereft at it's loss. We'd turned my recliner over several times looking into it's dark recesses all to no avail. While I was at my Daughters of the American Revolution meeting on Monday I got a text from Kristi with a photo of my sewing kit attached! Woohoo.. thanks Kristi.. and she also found my silver needle underneath the baseboard heater under my plant bench. I'm so happy to have it back! I sewed in all the yarn tails on the blanket I'm making and the booties too.
The handles on my Sajou scissors are faux mother-of-pearl and are beautiful! They also make them with faux tortoise shell handles and faux ivory, among other designs such as plaid! I am not sure why, but I just love using lovely tools for my crochet work.
I wanted to share with you something wonderful that happened at our DAR meeting - one of our members, Jerry, helped to swear her mother into the group. Her mom is Carolyn and is 96 years old! She is an Army Veteran and told us about how she joined, her training and that she worked in the Mechanics Dept, and did some bomb defusing during WW II. She was bright and funny and I just loved her. What a neat thing to happen on Veterans Day! Our Regent, Carol, is also a veteran. One of my patriots for DAR is also a woman. Very cool.
When I was driving home from Portland on Interstate 84 I admired Mt. Hood in the distance. Pretty neat view from a freeway, isn't it? I live near the base of Larch Mt. which is in the foothills of Mt. Hood.
Yesterday Kristi was working away in the kitchen on a "surprise" - she then gave Caleb this adorable apple sculpture for his afternoon snack! Isn't it clever? It's a bird.
We donated to the American Red Cross to help the victims of the Typhoon. Will you join us in helping these poor people? Please click HERE to help out. If I can encourage one person to help out in this way, it will make me so heartened. If you donate, can you let me know in your comment?
OK, I'll be off to swimming -- after Young and Restless. :-) What plans do you have for this wonderful day? ((hugs)), Teresa :-)