My last post was on St. Patrick's Day, and since then Spring arrived...well on the calendar it did. When speaking about Spring, at least in our neck of the woods I think Mr. Van Dyke was quite correct.
Does this look like spring?
How about this? I took these pictures yesterday; can you see all those white spots? Yup, it was snowing again. I just have to remind myself that it could always be worse.
In spite of the weather I did manage to get out walking this week. So far I have logged 20km since last Sunday and I have one more day to finish the week, so I am hoping to get at least another 3 or 4 tomorrow.
Mr. O and I went to Moncton last weekend. He for laser eye surgery and me to have my sewing machine serviced.
Mr. O had a very successful weekend and is pleased with the results; me not so much...can you believe I forgot my machine at home! I mean really! Who makes an appointment for their machine, talks about it for 2 weeks and then goes away and leaves the machine at home?
So-o-o Mr O goes back on Thursday for a follow up appt. for his eyes and this time my machine is going too; in fact I think I may pack it up and leave it at the back door a day or two early just to be sure.
Even though I have not been doing any machine work in the last while, I have kept my fingers busy. I knitted 4 scarves
I made two like this one.
I also made woollen (Briggs and Little) mitts to line Mr. O's leather mitts.
I knit slippers for my grand daughter and started another pair for her younger sister.
Also made with B&L pure wool. I trimmed them with some specialty "eyelash" yarn so they are girly and fun but warm too. I knitted their mom a pair of mitts too, but I mailed them off right away so no photos. I am pleased to say I finally finished a pair of socks for myself that took way too long to complete..they kept being set on the back burner while I did knitting for someone else. Feels good to get that monkey off my back.
I have been doing some hand stitching as well. Working on 2 cushions that I started late last summer.
Tonight I was hand stitching on a block that is to be my contribution to my sister's Winter Challenge Quilt.
My plan is to do a bit of sewing next week. I plan to make a new bag. I am still a bit undecided about what colour-way. I am leaning toward the bright green/black. What do you think?
I leave you with this thought. Yesterday I was reading a few blogs and happened upon this post.
I guess it spoke to me, because we have been organizing and purging these days; I have been thinking sort of on that subject...what in the world would Mr O do with all that fabric and "stuff" in my sewing room?
There is still quite a good chunk left in 2011 and I aim to work hard at depleting some of that yardage. I am not real speedy so ... Wish me luck!
"Spring is when you feel like whistling even with a shoe full of slush." Doug Larson