hey, hey! 

a little less travel and more time at home these days. we are still working on multiple, but small reno projects at this house. everything is just terribly time-consuming. even though the girls are older, we are still active in their lives as well. it’s different and better and exciting with news soon! balancing those days with assisting aging parents, and there are fewer chances for projects to reach completion in a timely manner.

however, i managed to pull something together. this is the white wool gifted to me by a friend. lib has begun an stitching project with it, and is so happy with how her crewel yarn looks on it. i thought i’d give it a try with some embroidery. 

red and white seem to have taken over in the family room decor, so i went for it.

i found the idea here. i love this book. i didn’t follow the pattern exactly and had fun just going with a free-form feel. but, it’s a great guide for projects and ideas. 

i see now i should have pressed the wool a bit better. oh well.  over time it will relax. i’m not one to get too hung up over that. 

yesterday i found a thirty-five dollar 1956 singer sewing machine model 99, with case. an old style address label was stuck to the case, and there was info of the business who had serviced the machine. i’m guessing it was one owner, because it is so well taken care of. i used it this morning on a small item and it purred. the belt is relatively new with no sign of dry rot, and oil was recent. i love how small and portable it is. 

a sweater for lib is in the works. it’s from this spinner. i can’t seem to locate her pattern on ravelry. she is local and pretty small. it’s called tidal autumn tee and uses a fingering weight. when i don’t want to knit there is more stitching on that wool! more to come!


  1. Karen L R
    October 21, 2014

    That book is one of my faves.
    Happy autumn!

  2. Jane
    October 26, 2014

    i will have to find that book. that pillow is amazing! so pretty!

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