Wednesday, February 26, 2014


 Work in progress.  The house is relatively clean, the laundry done...we are down to one car and the temperature is 20 below with the wind chill.  A excellent day to finish up some projects.

I found this fabric at a rummage sale sometime last year.  When it was washed it frayed in the nicest way.
It looks rustic and vintage.  I had all these floral motifs that I cut out of more rummage sale fabric.  I added the two fabrics together and loved the results.  Yes or no?  
   It felt great to make a few things.  

 These are made with the iron on transfers you can make in your ink jet printer. 

 I crocheted the edge using thread instead of yarn, and in a stitch that I am "hooked" on. ;-)

 Both of these images are from Dawn at The Feathered Nest. 

 While looking for my thread I found this shawl that I started long ago.  Now if I can find the pattern again.  I have yarn left from the other shawl that is almost finished.  Downton Abbey got me through where the Olympics left off. This version starts with a caterpillar sort of center that you work off of.  
I must have it here somewhere.
Some have asked for the pattern for the shawl I am making.  My advice is to google granny triangle.  There are you tube tutorials that are awesome. I wish I was organized enough to have a pattern to send off.

I had to look close at these coleus that I still have on the window sill for Melanie of Comfy House.  Teeny tiny little flowers.  What a beautiful little surprise.  I think I'll start some seeds for you the time Spring comes they'll be ready to plant.

Today I am listening to a new album I downloaded.  My son Mike gave me an itunes card for my BD.
It is the most appreciated little luxury.  I saw that Steve Martin and Edie Brickell are going to be on Great Performances on PBS in March.  Then I heard one of the songs...I bought the album, Love Has Come for You, and now it is on repeat since yesterday. Love it and can't wait to see the performance. If you like folksy, bluesy, banjo (Steve is an artist with a banjo!) and Edie's voice reminds me of Sissy Spacek's in Coal Miner's Daughter. (Both I really love!) (I have to mention here, just for my children...I am in fact a coal miners grand daughter ;-) We saw Steve Martin in concert last summer, so part of the attraction of this music is remembering the beautiful summer night, especially when this cold is never ending.

Have a great day my friends, thanks for stopping by and especially for all your kind comments. It means so much to me for you to take the time... xxoo  Enjoy this beautiful day.


Melanie said...

Every craft or handiwork thing you do leaves me smiling because you know how non-crafty I am...I think you are incredibly talented! I love the two fabrics you put together - are they dishtowels? My coleus has blooms - I'm so excited! Heck, by the time I see you, it might be a tree! lol

I had no idea that Steve Martin played the banjo. I just checked him out online (youtube video playing on David Letterman). Who knew? I always liked Edie Brickell, so I'll have to check out their musical combination.

Lynne said...

So very crafty . . . said with a yes . . .
I think Steve Martin rocks with his banjo, love seeing and listening to him play.
Nice BD gift from Mike . . .
That sweet boy likes his momma!

Blondie's Journal said...

I love that you are putting your time to good use during this wicked weather. It seems to make me lazier! Ha! You are so creative and you managed to get a lot done in one day.

Steve Martin is so talented. An actor, musician and an author...I read one of his books years ago. I really loved him in It's Complicated.

Stay warm, Penny, another very cold day predicted tomorrow.