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Wednesday, January 28, 2015

Sneak Peek Ta-Dah Moment






A bit of a sneak peek at my second blanket in 4 months, I am so excited and proud of myself for sticking to finishing one project, before jumping into another. It hasn't been without a challenge to do so as there are so many beautiful patterns available, and a very huge thank you to those who create them. I still have the I-Cord edging to add, not sure if I want it to stand out or blend in different yet not real noticeable. It really needs the edging due to the light weight wool, and of course, the garter stitch (which I love) that stretches. It was done in Paton's Classic Wool, gray mix, mercury, and aran.  I like this wool it's soft and not itchy only thing it has to be hand washed, no dryer either. I usually spot clean, hang on the line on a windy summer day to freshen. All in all I am happy with the outcome. Tonight the I-Cord edging will be added. I can't wait to see it! What are you currently making with yarn?

I popped back in as today I am a bit sad...and really need to express what's bothering me. I have spoken before about blogging what I wanted to do...and I find what seems to be bothering me the most is the lack of interest in people who stop by not commenting. I suppose on here I was hoping to find fellow friends, some in the same position empty nesters, or creating with yarn. Yet it seems most of the blogs that get comments are like the big business that run in the United States. All the mom and pop shops are gone or if they are still alive barely getting by...what has happened I think sometimes and at the same time I know. Yes, there are millions of blogs and those trying to make money, yet that's not my main goal, as I said, I thought I might meet a few fellow female or male knitters, creators. I do appreciate those in my circle don't get me wrong, I just feel like on blog land I am more of the minority then the majority kind of like clicks in high school. What is happening that people can't get back to being more compassionate or considerate. I don't know maybe us the baby boomers are the last to say hello to people, or for that even say excuse me, when we walk in front of someone. I was out shopping yesterday speaking to a man who said the exact same thing. Another baby boomer not understanding this United States me, me, me attitude.

Tuesday, January 27, 2015

Long Ruffled Handmade Pillow Cases






A while back I was thinking about my blog and ponder it all. Kind of in a whirlwind of thinking and thinking what exactly I wanted to do, and I came up with this..why can't I do it all. Well, not literally. Some say there should be a point...right! Well... after much deliberation, I decided who says I have to follow the trends, nope, not this gal. I decided to offer my handmade pillow cases and tea cup totes, plus, I will keep on crocheting and knitting, and even offer completed blankets and such. Being an empty nester and a creative one at that I can do whatever I want and so it begins.

The pillow cases are long edge ruffled, they will be available right here on my blog beginning February 1, 2015 as will the Tea Cup Totes. 

All the pillow cases are handmade using quality linen, osanburg, muslin, stripe ticking, homespun checks in a variety of colors. Each pillow case has a french seam which offers no fraying. All the fabric is pre-washed prior to assembling the pillow cases. They will be available in a multiple of sizes.

My Tea Cup Totes are all handmade with a multiple of coordinating colors inside and out. Each fits a standard tea cup, has a pocket which will hold your tea bags, sugars, and spoon. The fabric is pre-washed, comes padded to protect the teacup which coordinate with the design. I will also have sets with messages for gift giving.

Once I launch them here on my blog the Teacup Totes will have full photographs that display how they are used. In this day and age with the population growing and virus's spreading rapidly, these Teacup Totes help tremendously by keeping your cup germ free. I don't know about anyone else but I carry my own cups this time of year. Just as a do my own pen for signing things away from home. Who knows how many people have touched the pen in the course of the day.

I hope you will stop back on February 1, 2015 when I launched them all for sale, right here.