Notice the lace on the edge of the hat in her hand. More pics tomorrow!
Wednesday, October 28, 2009
Tuesday, October 27, 2009
I've also been spinning. I finished spinning the 8 ounces of Earthy Rainbow from Fiber Fancy. I two plyed it and came up with a little less than 300 yards of fingering weight (about) yarn. I think it's going to be someone's Christmas Present - what do you think?
Saturday, October 24, 2009
Wednesday, October 21, 2009
So, you'd think that was the end of the story, but you'd be wrong.
Saturday, October 17, 2009
So, this is the tatting that Miss S is doing for the fall play - Sleepy Hollow. Her character has to wear a mop cap (a big circle with elastic sewn all the way around about 2" in from the edge.) The costumer made the hat and told Miss S that if she'd like to, she could make lace for the edge and then after the show, keep the hat. Since it's just a large circle, she can keep it as a hat or take out the elastic and use the circle as a table cloth. Girlfriend needs 75" of tatted lace and has probably close to that now. I get to stitch in on the cap (yeah, I'm loving that idea) after it gets blocked. It has to be done by Tuesday, so I need to get it blocked soon - hopefully she'll be done tatting today after practice.
Any tips on blocking (hopefully stiffening it just a bit) would be helpful. Also, if I have to cut it, how do I treat the ends?
And, as always, there will be pics of the finished goods when they are finished . . . .
Friday, October 16, 2009
This is more of Maple's lovely alpaca roving that I bought to spin. I really love this stuff - it's the softest thing ever and so nicely processed that it practically spins itself. (No, I haven't spun the blanket that Nancy gave me yet - I haven't really had time to clean or card it.) And I love the smell of the fiber that I get from Northstar Alpacas because Maple always packs it with lovely lavender sachets.
This is the Berroco Lustra that I bought to make Mr. Greenjeans for myself. I had a gift certificat to the local yarn store (Needlenook) and used it for myself. The yarn is lovely and oh-so-soft. I will start on it when I finish the socks, costumes, shawl, etc . . .
This was the beginning of a previous incarnation of her costume. She was going to be Donna Noble from Dr. Who - Donna with that strange alter-time creature on her back. This will be the alter-time creature when I finish it. I'm not working on it a whole lot right now.
Thursday, October 15, 2009
Wednesday, October 14, 2009
This is the lovely bouquet of roses that I got from my husband on my anniversary. It's hard to believe that we've been married twenty years and even harder to believe that we were together for so many years before that . . . time flies! I love the orange color of the roses and especially love it set off by the purple status.
Since I haven't posted in such a long time, I have a lot to post. And since it would take me more time than I actually have (at least in one sitting) to post all of that in one post, I am just going to post a bunch of little posts as I have the time. I took a bunch of pictures so you can see what I'm actually working on and I'll post those as well. More later . . . .
Thursday, October 1, 2009
And last, for your viewing pleasure, some of my blooming passiflora. They love the end of summer and early fall and are blooming like nuts. First is a kermensina seedling that is growing on the bushes that surround my mailbox. The vine has gotten huge and has tons of blooms everyday - usually no less than 6 and as many as 15 a day. Gotta love that!
This is Star of Surbiton - which has grown all over a rhododendron.
I'm pretty sure this is Jeanette, but the flower is blooming in the middle of a neighboring pot so it might just be an amethyst with wierd coloration.