Elise's vest is almost done - I ran out of a colour 16 rows before the end of the back. We were 1 skein short on this colour so kind of anticipated this but still were hopeful that it would have been just enough. No worries - it's on the way and then a couple of hours later it will be done.
Debra's sweater is moving along very quickly. I'm almost done the 2nd sleeve; the 1st one is already attached. I seamed it with a crocheted slip stitch - the stitches are impossible to see and this is a fast, efficient way to seam fluffy yarns. I'll get one of the kids to take a picture tonight.
I started a little sweater for Amanda out of Brazilia's Stop & Go. She has been
Picture This Plus makes the most wonderful hand-dyed cross stitch fabrics and their customer service is remarkable - in a good way! So, this comes in the mail & I'm torn between ripping it open straightaway and savouring the anticipation. I held out from noon until 4pm - that's pretty good ... isn't it?
Anyway, I'm on their Yahoo Group and they had a contest to match names to their 10 new fabric colours. It proved to be more challenging than they thought; the 2 winners won with 3 correct matches! Of course, once they gave us the answers and their reasoning it all made perfect sense!! Why do I tell you this story? I won! This is Calypso - isn't it wonderful? I love cross stitching but don't get to do it as much as I might like but that hasn't stopped me from accumulating a
Fiona took her knitters & model out to dinner last night. We dined in fine style at Asian Legend! Susan brought rings that she had made and all the ladies picked out our fav bling - Carol had a few rings of her own!! Joan's lights up - it is so not her that it suits her!!Here we all are - Carole (I hope that you're the one with the "e"), Sandra, Susan, Susan, (I can't remember their last initials) Rob (Fiona's husband), Daryl (
And before I left the house I had to fix this: Yes, that was my scream that was heard around the world. After some fresh air and a glass of water to fend off the lightheadedness I pulled myself together and set to a solution. Fortunately I had a ball of the Felted Tweed on my shelf and a little duplicate stitch later it was like it had never happened.
Phew - I think that's it. I know - but if you're tired from reading it just imagine living it! I wouldn't have it any other way.