I hope everyone is having a wonderful Easter Day. I am enjoying it as I watch our General Conference with many wonderful spiritual lessons, such peace!
General Conference is televised on the BYU channel and on the internet link supplied above. It is wonderful talks by our leaders on Saturday and Sunday from 11:00 am to 1:00 pm central time USA and 3:00 pm to 5:00 pm (those times are for both days). It is so uplifting. General Conference happens twice a year, in the spring and in October.
While I am watching and listening, to keep my hands busy I knit. I finished two dish clothes, In Thirds and a waffle stitch dish cloth I don’t have where I got it from but there are several on Ravelry you can chose from :). I had started the dish cloths some time ago and never got back to and started another new born 2X2 ribbed hat. I am using the beautiful heart stitch marker I purchased from Yarn Candy Studio and the beautiful enameled progress keeper that came with my order from Gretel Creations, you can also see the embroidered knitting bag I made myself. What better way to spend these spiritual days than to knit charity gifts and listen to uplifting messages :). Hope you all have had a blessed Easter week-end.
I finally had some spare time to embroider and sew a new bag for my Etsy shop :). It is a cute little sheep, what better to grace a knitting/spinning project bag than a cute sheep :). I have another bag I have embroidered and will finish sewing tomorrow to list in the shop, and fabric for two more large bags, cute stuff :).
This time of year, with Spring not far off, I sure miss getting ready to start a garden and growing all the wonderful things it produces :). Going to try to get some squash plants to grow on my balcony again, maybe they will do better this year.
Christmas Tree Knot Bag
Holiday Reindeer Knot Bag
I have several new Christmas Knot Bags made for my Etsy shop. These two are embroidered. Was fun picking out the designs from all the designs I’ve purchased and amassed over the years. I wanted them to be simple but elegant :).
The two below are some really pretty Christmas fabrics I saw. They were calling me to make them. So many beautiful fabrics, so little time lol.
Christmas Bag 1
Christmas House Bag
I did finish the knitted hat from the polypay yarn, but sadly I forgot to take a picture of it before I gave it to them. I still have one more to make, so I will try to remember to get a picture of this one before giving it. I have the skein rolled into a ball and have begun casting on.
Hope everyone is having a wonderful Thanksgiving season and preparing for an equally wonderful Christmas season. 🙂
Stress Zebra Bag
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A friend and I were chatting via email and she reminded me about a shirt I had embroidered for her with a zebra with it’s stripes falling off. I started laughing as I remembered the “Stress Zebra”. I NEED one of those I told her. So I found some of the canvas bags I had purchased to embroider on and put the stress zebra on it. It always makes me laugh to see that poor zebra. I’ve put a closer image of the zebra below.
I’m close to having that shawl done that I have been working on for my friend so I should have another picture to put up in another day or so of the finished and blocked shawl.
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I bought some really cute Minion and some pumpkins fabric at JoAnn’s Fabrics on Thursday (big labor day sale :P). I want to make some knitting bags, one like the canvas bag shown (but using regular fabric rather than canvas) and one called a knot bag. I have a pattern for the one like the canvas bag, but did not find a knot bag pattern at the fabric store. I’ll have to go online and look to see if I can find a good one. I’ll post pictures when I am finished with that as well. I have ideas on what I want to do with the regular bag, tho my sewing skills may not be good enough for what I want to do. Good thing I have some friends that sew well :). I might get one of my friends to make a pattern for me and teach me how to sew it :). I’ll have to work on that. Not sure why the interest in sewing all of a sudden, but hey, creativity is all good.
Hope you all enjoy your Labor Day Week-end.
1 Yard Apron with Embroidery
I forgot to take the camera with me to the Activity Day Girls activity and so I have no pictures of their sewing skills on the pockets. I had two aprons left over so instead of sewing a pocket on them, I am machine embroidering on them to give as gifts. Sorry my photography is not great, and I couldn’t find my iron, which I know is around here somewhere, so that I could make it look nice and not wrinkled. But such is life. I know I’ll find it eventually. I have posted a closer picture of the actual embroidery so that you can see it. I love this one. 🙂
Yesterday was my last day at the current long term temp job so I am out looking again. Surely something permanent will be forth coming soon. All I can do is rely on the blessings and tender mercies of the Lord after all I can do.
You've Been Bad
We had our Single Adult Christmas party tonight for the 1st, 2nd and 3rd wards of my Church. We were told to bring a White Elephant gift. Now my friends will know where my oldest son got his sense of humor from ;P. The glass decanter was something that I found and I bought winter stickers to go on it. I used a craft joke I had seen many years ago that would work with this decanter and bought the mini marshmellows and made the card that I hung on the decanter (you can click on the picture for a larger image). Hehe, it still makes me laugh :P.
The other gift, yes that is a roll of toilet paper that I discovered you can embroider on. I got the embroidery idea from this website , found a cute design and walaa, cuteness :). It’s a very inexpensive way to dress up a bathroom and it got a chuckle or two. 🙂 Anyway these were what the one that ended up with my gift got.
My daughter asked me to embroider frogs on a towel set for a friend who loves frogs. This was one of about 3 different frog designs I had, and I thought this design was probably the nicest.
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You can see in this picture that I did them in different positions to add to the visual on the towels. I thought they turned out pretty cool. Hope her friend will enjoy them.
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It’s time again to embroider things for the Whippet Club my son belongs to that they give as prizes at the show they host every late summer/fall. They still had a few items left over from last year so I don’t need to embroider quite as many :). It’s a nice design and looks great when embroidered on the towels and blankets. I’m sure the winners enjoy them.
Work is going well, just wish I had more time to knit and spin, clean and unpack, sigh. I feel so time crunched. Ever notice that when you are young time goes by so slowy and you are sure that it takes forever for anything, and then as you get older time seems to unmercifully speed up and you don’t have time for anything? I think things should go fast when you are younger and slow down when you get older ;P.