Friday, December 8, 2006Kathy inspired me...
I found myself without a present for the Red Hat Christmas party so I took inspiration from Kathy and got out the 12" square and the novelty yarns. Weaving with that eyelash stuff isn't what I'd exactly call fun, but I got it done. I used a carry of purple wool and switched from the eyelash to another yarn with some colors, some mohair, and some metallic stuff for flash. Tossed it into the washer then folded and sewed 'diaper' style. It's lined with burgundy taffeta and even has a little pocket. I made a rope strap and the button hole is just cut though the felted fabric. It turned out to be a big hit and I was even asked by several if I was making them to sell! I offered to sell them a loom so they could make their own!
posted @ 06:36 AM PST [link]
Sunday, December 3, 2006My oldest houseplant
This Drunkard's Dream succulent came out here with me from Florida in 1979. I can't remember how long I had it at that time, but it's the oldest one in my collection. I have the string of hearts, that also came with me, but I believe these are off-spring of the original. One could still be the original (I have three & gave Sis one) but I don't know that for sure. Anywho... the DD is blooming, which it does every year about this time. Tiny little white things, prettier than you'd expect for this plant.
Today we're taking the cousin's to town to see the Trinity Players version of the musical play "Scrooge". They go back to the city on Wednesday so this is in the nature of a farewell celebration. It's been great having them.
posted @ 11:31 AM PST [link]
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