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Tuesday, May 19, 2015

The Beach House . . .



The outside . . . across the street and 2 tenths of a mile to the ocean . . .

 Front entry inside . . .

From the dining room, looking at the living room . . .

From the front door, looking through the living room and out onto the back patio . . .

From the back of the living room, looking to the front door . . .

Behind the tv is the kitchen, dining room on the right, stairs to bedrooms on left and front door farther left . . .


Dining room . . .


 Small but workable kitchen . . .

Behind the kitchen, a laundry room that opens to a closed in patio (where trash and a/c unit live). . .


Heading upstairs . . . center hall with bedrooms off on all sides . . .



The green bedroom - one king or two twin beds.  Each bedroom has a separate bathroom and there is a powder room downstairs.



 The blue bedroom - two twin beds.


The orange bedroom - this has a king bed and would be considered the Master . . .

 
 It has the largest bathroom with two sinks, a huge bank of closets and a separate linen closet.


 And it has it's own balcony overlooking the back yard and golf course.



 The back patio and yard . . . we do get a view of a nice sunset over the golf course and a small lake.


 And, of course there is lots of sand and ocean . . .

And sunsets over the marsh on the other side of the resort . . .

Teresa

Thursday, May 14, 2015

A Little Color



Dena came to visit and we drove to Nashville for Stitches South.  We had a blast.  Stitches was fun, Dena was fun, seeing our friends (Anna & Merike) was fun.  The last class we took was Microwave Rainbow Dyeing with Merike and these yarns were just a part of the result.  


I dyed the charcoal/gray at Stitches and then we dyed the beige/brown here for Dena.  I am going to knit the charcoal/gray as a pair of textural socks and then embroider with the really colorful small skeins.

Dena has a full skein of the beige/brown and several skeins of colorful too!

Teresa

Wednesday, April 1, 2015

All fixed!

And blocking . . .

Sunday, March 29, 2015

Oops!

Sleeves are almost done but . . . just oops!

Friday, March 27, 2015

Stitch Marker Swap

First off, I am amazed that this blog went a full month with no posts.  I'm sorry for neglecting it but sometimes I get busy and forget.  I am not ready to give it up yet, just distractible.

I saw on Ravelry that Stitches West had a Stitch Marker Swap and has apparently had it for some years.  The attendees make and bring stitch markers and trade them with vendors and each other.  Some of the ones I saw posted were really cute.  I figured South didn't have a swap because it is so small.  But then Lindsey Martin of Erin Lane Bags decided to change all that and organized a swap for Stitches South this year.  I don't use many stitch markers, but I still wanted to do it.

So, my oldest daughter and I trekked over to the local craft store and picked up some bits and pieces.  Of course I have a ton of beading stuff from when the girls were younger so we grabbed that too.

Darling child was obsessed with the skulls, so there are a ton of skull stitch markers in many shapes, colors and styles.

Red one . . .

We made these four little angel stitch markers for Gramma because she loves Angels.


There are enough stitch markers for both me and Dena to participate in the swap.  There are probably enough for there to be leftovers.  I don't know how many people will do it, so I leaned toward having too many rather than too few.  I will let you know what happens.

Teresa

Thursday, February 26, 2015

Test Swatches



Knitting a pair of socks from Anna Zilboorg's Fancy Feet book (reissued in paperback as Simply Socks).   Think I like the first one better than the second.

Teresa

Wednesday, February 25, 2015

Extra Special Bonus

Remember my Mexican Fiesta socks?  I had some lovely yarn that I had looked forward to knitting for months (from August until January) and then found out that it was a) not even close to what I had ordered and b) messed up and pretty much unknittable.  At the last minute I was left contacting indie yarn dyers looking for some fun yarn to knit in Mexico.  Janel, who owns Quaere on Etsy came to my rescue by dyeing some silk/merino sock yarn in her Talented Turtles color way.  She saved my vacation cuz I had to have fun yarn to knit.

As if that wasn't enough, right after we got back she had her 'Customer Love Week' and gave away three prizes.  All you had to do to enter was post in a thread in her Ravelry group.  I did and this is what arrived in the mail today!  A lovely and large yarn bowl (big enough to hold two balls of yarn when I am knitting sleeves), a small bag of candy (good because I am on a diet), a big fat cake of worsted yarn in the Sunset color way (that is 320 yards of worsted - enough to make something fun for me) and a set of six little hand stitch markers and a gorgeous marble bead stitch marker.

I cannot believe how generous this was and I loved knitting her yarn already.  I would have ordered more yarn from her even before I won these lovelies . . .

Teresa