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Wednesday, January 30, 2008

Put a Lid on it!


My husband has been shopping around for a warm hat that fits. I decided to take over and provide a custom lid for him. I knit this hat for him last week. Recognize the wool? That the same from my little felted dish. I couldn't manage to get out and buy more colors of the same, so I did the "decorations" in some cotton and some wool with a different thickness. Good 'nuf! He likes it and it is warm.

Sunday, January 27, 2008

Felting, Anyone???

This is a little project I tried. I knitted this little "tray" without a pattern and thought I would try felting it into a little dish for keys, change, etc. Well, maybe my washer didn't have hot enough water, or something, but it doesn't seem to have felted enough. Also, maybe I should have used a pattern. I'm not sure it turned out. Should I try hotter water? Maybe I needed chunkier wool? It was easy and fun anyway and could still serve its purpose.

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Saturday, January 26, 2008

Goodies from Beki!




Ingrid and I spent some days on the hospital last week, but look what treat arrived in the mail! Beki really is an Artsy Crafty Babe! These flower broaches are so sweet! Thank you! Thank you! Check out her Etsy shop for more goodies!

Thursday, January 17, 2008

More work in progress...

The sewing has been slow around here. There is something to be done everywhere and my current obsession is painting every room in the house! While my WIP's may not be getting any time, there is work happening! I've been able to spend most of the last 3 days at home and I'm gearing up to paint again! In the last 2 weeks, my daughter and I spent 9 days total in the hospital. Now that I'm home. I just want to BE HOME. Oh, and get this place painted!

Sunday, January 06, 2008

Work in Progress...

I'm finally getting a chance to work on some more chairs and rework my "dud." Something just wasn't right about it. Coming up: paisleys, dots, and more surprises!

Friday, January 04, 2008

Selective Truths

That is Grahm and his mom. (Photo: Daniel Mears / The Detroit News) We met them on our trip to the North Pole - a special treat to children with cancer. Ingrid marched on the airplane and bounced right into the seat beside him. She took a liking to his quiet nature.

Grahm passed away on Christmas Eve. I will never tell Ingrid. To her he is still alive in her memories as a fellow passenger on her fantasy flight to visit Santa. I want to always keep him that way. It is too hard to face the incomprehensible sadness and injustice of children being taken from life too soon.