After being stuck in the house for more than two weeks with a snow on the ground and my continuing fear of falling on the slippery stuff, Big J decided enough was enough and it was time to drag me out the house before I became a hermit.
He is SO careful with me, making sure I have an arm to hang onto when the going gets slippery as my ankle still refuses to behave properly. I'm so glad he got me out of the house for a couple of hours, I love that big kid of mine. Of course, he took me to my favorite place.
The Flea Market.
Today was two dollar day, I every treasure I found only cost me two dollars.
Fabulous! My kinda prices.
:: Beautiful cross stitch linens ::
:: 3 Yards of fabulous fabric ::
:: An Enormous Bird Tin ::
- big enough head in, not that I would.
The colours are so vibrant and the birds are beautiful. Too lovely to pass by.
:: A sweet little pooch ::
To join my ever expanding collection of dogs, which are all lovingly referred to as 'Stanley'.
This little adventure out as left me smiling from ear to ear. I was really feeling the worst of those January blues and today has just swept them away.
What WAS I thinking when I bought this lace weight yarn during the Knit Picks sale online before Christmas?
Apparently I wasn't thinking or just didn't realize that lace weight yarn is so dang fine! I think the thread for my sewing machine is thicker. It took forever for Middle J (my ball winding buddy) and I to turn it from a skein into a ball.
It will take all year to finish this shawl.
Good thing I LOVE LOVE LOVE the colour!
Toodles...L x ♥
P.S. I have five more skeins, four are different two other colours....I do hope Middle J comes back for a visit soon.......
After thinking about it for weeks, I decided right between Christmas and New Year that my Tea Leaves Cardigan was just too big, so I unraveled it. It actually felt good to unravel it rather than look at it the closet and wish it wasn't so big. I loved the yarn, so soft and warm and I found this pattern and decided that I loved the pattern, but the yarn was totally wrong.
Of course I went for it anyway. :o)
I took no time at all to come together, in fact I think the process of trying to get the Mister to take a decent photo took longer than it did to crochet this little vest. Love the man, but he is totally crap at taking photos. Trust me when I say it looks better in real life. I made a couple of adjustments to the pattern, mostly adding some increases under the arms to accommodate my ever expanding boobage (that will teach me for wishing like mad when I was 15 for bigger boobs!) Anyway, I love it. Super easy, super fast, super warm.
Speaking of warm, it's been brrrr freezing here the last few days. School was cancelled yesterday, not for the 2 inches of snow we had but because the thermostat struggled to get above zero.
The Mister outdid himself this year with my Christmas present.....
....a beautiful shelf for my silly obsession and Mr. Fox and Miss Maggie Rabbit. He used scraps of wood we already had, made a little rail at the bottom for me to hang a little quilt and Big J and I 'wallpapered' the back with some pretty wrapping paper. It still needs a coat of wax, but I couldn't wait to use it (as usual).
He's the BEST that Mister of mine. ☺
Toodles...L x ♥
P.S. Big J indulged my silly obsession with a new girl for Christmas and the other two are fakes (and therefore not eye wateringly expensive), but still sweet.
It's been a very quiet day here for the first day of the year. It feels good to start a new year, to me it brings promise and hope. I have no new years resolutions, since I never keep them, other than to try and keep a smile on my face.
After my end of year blog post, digging through photos of the year before, I discovered the long lost treasure I found a year ago. A beautiful old quilt that just needed a little love to finish it. Today I spent the day stitching on some binding. I still have some top stitching to finish, but I wanted to remember this little accomplishment.
I love the old fabrics in the quilt, so many different patterns. I wonder who made it and when it was made. It's quite wobbly, not well pieced, not that I am criticizing since I could NEVER made something so beautiful.
I do hope your new year is off to a good start. I look forward to your visits and stopping by your blogs in 2014.
Toodles & take care....L x ♥
P.S. Blogger isn't allowing me to make the photos any bigger, only the first one, so please click on them to enlarge and enjoy these fabulous fabrics.