Friday, July 1, 2011

What did I do this week?

When I was young my grandmother told me that time moves faster the older you get, so I must be quickly aging because I swear it was just Wednesday. I've worked on several projects this week and most are still WIP but I have a couple of pics.

Here is the Cladonia shawl. I started knitting on this last Friday.

I have about 8 more rows of 225 stitches before I can start the lace portion. This yarn is yummy- Fiber Optics Kashmir.

And I've been stitching on the With Thy Needle & Thread Mystery Sampler.

This is so pretty. The colors are rich and those tulips are lovely.

As you can tell I haven't finished Part I yet and while I have the chart for Part II I haven't opened it. I might skip to Part II once I've established that my border meets. Part II has two big bluebirds sitting in a tree - very cute.

Yesterday I got totally sidetracked with these guys -

chicken pincushions! You can see that 2 are dotty and one is very patriotic.

And they have cute little prairie point tail feathers. Now this is an old idea. Originally the chickens were made from little log cabin blocks but when they popped into my head, I did a Google search and off I went. I used felt for the combs and the beaks. I had some little googly eyes left over from the owl and chicken felt pincushions I made earlier this year, and I still have plenty of crushed walnut shells. Honestly who knew that 10 quarts was soooooo much??? (Obviously I should have paid more attention in 4th grade math.) It is nice to have at least one finished project a week. It makes me feel productive in a way that laundry doesn't. At least when I finish a crafty project it stays done and doesn't need to be repeated incessantly - wash, dry, fold, repeat, repeat, repeat, repeat.......

Hope you all have great plans for the 4th of July holiday. Mine include taking things easy and doing some knitting, cross stitching and sewing -- the perfect life!

Happy stitching-
carol fun


  1. The chicken pincushions are so cute!!!!!!

  2. Those chickens are just adorable!!

  3. Mystery is looking good! Love those pincushions! And I so agree, a finished project is much better than laundry!!

  4. Your mystery cross stitch is going to be those chicken pincushions!

  5. I must disagree - laundry you can get away from for a few days but making dinner and those nasty dishes. The uck repeats itself 3 times a day!

    Do you know where you are going at all with the mysetery sampler? Love your little chicks. Who knew indeed how far crushed shells last!

  6. Love those chickens! I think I need to make myself a whole flock of them! LOL

  7. Those pincushions are so cute Carol! You are making good progress on your mystery sampler too. I hope you have a wonderful 4th!

  8. Hi Carol, the shawl is coming on a treat, its look gorgeous! :)


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