I am joining Jennifer's "Winter Project Link Party" with a few projects. The first one I'm determined to finish soon is the wedding afghan I'm making for my niece and her new husband. I'm getting close, but it needs to be longer than wide and I have several inches more to go. I do not plan on doing a border as I actually like the simplicity of the pattern as is. I want to give credit for the pattern to Lucy at Attic24 blog.
Even though I love more color in my projects, I'm enjoying the Zen of this blanket. Ohmmmm.
I still get a thrill out of making fabric from cotton string by hooking knots along.. I kind of feel a connection to my sailing kinfolk from Nantucket as they would knot together fishing nets on the ships.
I decided to contact the Etsy seller from whom I bought my first three velvet pumpkins to see if I could get two more colors and just received the ivory and mustard yellow one. I really like the color they add to the grouping!
When Kristi organized my craft studio she found this cute little Welcome sign and hung it on the door. She did not know how special it would be for me to see this. I had gotten it for my Mother's door in the Assisted Living Facility where she lived out the last years of her life. My Mom had written in her own writing "Good Morning" on the heart on the bottom right and "Haley" her beloved apricot colored toy poodle - on the heart hanging off the ladies shoe. The saying "Enjoy Life" on the sign is exactly what my Mother did and taught us children to do. It brings me joy to see this.
This natural white alpaca shawl is the other Winter Project that I will begin to finish when I'm done with the ripple blanket. I have it wrapped around my vintage seamstress dress form in my studio. Kristi is actually enjoying using the newly organized space, she has her sewing machine set up in there and is going to make a cute baby gift on the desktop. I'll show it to you when she's done.
My daughter Amy who lives allllll the wayyyy across the country in Ohio.. sent me the school pictures of my two granddaughters. They are growing up so fast! This is Jenna.. my artistic girl.
I snuck back into the studio and found Simba napping in the chair. His little back legs were dirty from hunting in the woods and fields around our farm.
Our little furry adopted kitty.
Be sure to click on the link at the top of the page to see how other bloggers are sharing their Winter Projects!
More of the family are coming down with the cold I have.. bummer. I'm on the mend but still having a bit of bronchitis. I hope you all are staying healthy in the beginning of this long winter! ((hugs)), Teresa :-)