Now that Gorgeous Man is back from his visit to the USA and Canada I have my camera back, and can show you some of the things that I’ve been working on.
I love Gorgeous Man. He skyped me from Toronto to tell me that there was a store called Fabricland up the road from his hotel and ask what he should look for 🙂
This was what he brought home.
The basket was part of the gift. I love baskets and boxes and when the conference he presented at gave him a fruit basket as a thank you, he put the empty basket in his suitcase and brought it home. Now I really need to get sewing!! There has also been other fabric acquisitions, but in the interests of protecting the guilty (me) I’m not showing them…
My friend F taught me how to shirr fabric. This was the result.
Gorgeous Girl has developed some sign language to go with her words. When she wants something, or wants to be picked up she turns her palms upwards and flicks her fingers in and out. I caught her mid-action in this picture.
We get our lawn cut by the campus gardening team. I’ve been waiting for over 3 weeks now. The grass on the front ‘lawn’ is now taller than my head… The blue you can see in the long grass behind Gorgeous Girl is one of the two roof tiles that blew off last week! It was much windier than usual.
One other thing has been occupying my time.
One of the ladies in my new sewing group (which totally rocks by the way – we had so much fun) is a spinner – she used to own a yarn store, and sell wheels. To say I was excited when I learnt this is an understatement. She brought the spindle and fleece along to our last sewing day and after we had worked on our group charity quilt – we spend an hour on that and then work on our own projects, she taught me to spin.
I’ve filled the spindle 4 times since then 🙂 I’m starting to get some nice thin, even sections. I’ve wanted to learn to spin ever since I was a little girl who had to be forcibly dragged away from the spinning demonstrators at an agricultural show, so I nearly passed out when Z told me she’d brought the spindle and fleece for me to try. I was completely overwhelmed at the end of our sewing group when she told me that the spindle was mine to keep. I have the nicest friends, honestly I do.
I’m finding the spindle is great for those 3 or 4 minute chunks of time waiting for the kettle to boil and stuff like that.
The snake in the grass top is finished. I think I’m going to send it out to be quilted. Time to start the next quilt. Fish this time. I’ve kind of let my days of the week organisation of projects slip, I think I need to get back to that. I seem to be more productive that way.
We will not discuss the dress I’m knitting for Gorgeous Girl. Let’s just say that there was much cursing when I discovered that I had neglected to cast on the stitches for the armhole (I was only 5cm from finishing the thing) and had to frog back…
Well it’s time for me to switch over to my work computer and go to work. Have a great day and thanks for stopping by…