Yes, I do still stitch, even during the summer months. I've just finished two snowmen for Christmas gifts.
The pattern called for a wool scarf, but since I didn’t have the required size of wool, I decided to crochet them instead! I’ve finished the second scarf, and just need to attach it. I’ll probably add some fringe to the ends as well.
I finished a gift for a blogging friend last month, but I couldn’t show it until it was received by my friend. And now I find that I don’t have a picture of the completed project! I tried to steal a copy from her blog, but since I couldn’t, please visit Di if you want to see the house I constructed for her.
For the past month, I’ve been using the scraps from my projects to make coasters/mug rugs. Our Hospice has a large fundraiser every November, and they’ve put out a call for approximately 500 mug rugs to give out as favors. Hospice is an organization near and dear to my heart, so I’ll be making as many as I can. Here is what I made last Friday night.
Somewhere in the sewing room is another stack, made from the scraps of Di’s house, the purple and green from last month’s scissor keeps, and from the crochet hook caddy that I made. I probably have about 15 in total now. some of the designs are dictated by the size and shape of the scraps. Some are from common block patterns.
We’ve had a lot of rain this summer, and our flowers are all beautiful. This sunflower was planted by either the birds or the squirrels. We have a large one and a smaller one in our pots.
Mr. Squirrel was quite entertaining yesterday.
Our kayaking trip this past weekend was on the Nanjemoy Creek, right where it empties into the Potomac River. We’ve gone there before, and knew that we would be able to take our ‘big boy’ cameras and lenses. And we were rewarded. Eagles, Osprey, Herons, Egrets, and even some butterflies.
Sadly, I have to work five days a week, but another weekend will be here soon! And Friday is FNSI!! See you there.