Wednesday, July 25, 2007

Tunic Progress

Almost at the back neckline of Beachcomber - then on to the crochet bottom edging......yeah!! It's been ages since I've completed a sweater and can't remember making one for me. Consistently made sweaters for my girls as they were growing up, but you know the story...... by their teen years they preferred sweaters, caps & scarves from Gap, Old Navy & Guess to handcrafted "Mommy Gear". Now that they're grown, I have a long list of requests. But they'll just have to wait in line!

Saturday, July 21, 2007

Beachcomber Tunic

I have my own little min-rotation going. Splitting my time between knitting the Beachcomber Tunic from Interweave Crochet's spring issue and cross stitching M Designs Rejoice Tree ornament. Here's my progress pic of the tunic back. Excited to finish the knitted part so I can see how the crochet edging will complement it. I'm substituting the recommended yarn with Crystal Palace's Cotton Flamme. Loving the texture!

Y'all know I love a sale & what could be better than something knitted on sale. I picked up this Cable Knit Hobo Bag from Old Navy today. On clearance - it was $8.99! I couldn't knit one for that price. We're talking fully lined with wallet & cell phone compartments. The strap is short but perfect to carry around my projects. They carry it online (it's on sale there too) & it's made from a combination of paper straw & cotton - whatever....... it's sturdy.

I finally have a couple of days off, so I'll be back with pics of Rejoice ornament as soon as I finish a couple more letters.

Friday, July 13, 2007

Stitching Cruise

Stitchers Aweigh Cruise - Sponsored by Accents, Inc (New Orleans LNS).
October 11 - 15; Sailing from New Orleans to Cozomul, Mexico on Carnival Cruise Line.
Stitching Room available during the day.
Goodie bags, fun & surprises throughout the week.

PACKIN' MY BAGS!...............

Tuesday, July 10, 2007

WIP & Stash

Killing 2 (or 3) birds with one stone last week - traveled to New Orleans for business, visited with daughter & attended Essence Festival. Suprisingly enough I actually worked on my Rejoice Tree (thanks to a 3 hour flight delay). It's coming along nicely & I can't wait to add the seed beads to make it sparkle.

Of course no trip to New Orleans is complete without an excursion to my favorite home-away-from-home LNS Acadian Corner. In addition to the new Mirabilia Design "Daisy" (is it just me or does the absence of facial features seem weird?), I picked up a 28 count opalescent raw linen, a hand dyed jobelan called "Thyme" (beautiful with the Dark Forest Silk 'N Colors floss), a lilac linen & a sandstone linen. And for my angel fix, I picked up Lizzie Kate's "Angel's Work" chart.

Even managed a quick trip to the local Michaels. Headed straight to the clearance section where I got a small project organizer ($7) & floss keepers ($2). Not long ago I stocked up on those photo totes from Bed, Bath & Beyond - not knowing what I could do with them - but hey they were $3.99!! Well, spotted the 14 count perforated paper & the lil lightbulb came on: why not stitch inserts instead of using pics? Maybe a small angel & inspirational words or something. Sounds like a plan!!!!! Hopefully I'll finish the tree by my next post............. happy stitching y'all.