Wednesday, May 30, 2007

Welcome to the world, Oliver Charles!

He's on the outside, now! Oliver Charles was born at 5:30 this morning. Everyone is doing well. We LOVE having a new baby to craft for! Congrats!

Friday, May 25, 2007

Skirt or Purse Lining

Hey Everyone!
Happy Memorial Day weekend. How is everyone and what are your plans for the weekend? I know what Amy will be doing since today is the official due date!
I bought this fabric and want to make a skirt but I am wondering if it is ugly? Does it look like shamrocks? I really don't need a shamrock skirt. So, what do you think?
Wish you were all closer so we could have a big old fashioned Memorial Day picnic complete with hot dogs and watermelon.

Sunday, May 20, 2007

Cosy shawl

Here's the shawl that I finished a few weeks ago. It's the Cosy Shawl from Knitty, with bamboo yarn. I need to block it a bit more at some point, but I love it as is--it's got great drape.
And by the way, do you follow Knit and Tonic's blog? She's been talking a lot about Temari balls lately. They seem like they'd be either really fun to make or something that I'd be all thumbs at. Definately gorgeous, though!

Thursday, May 17, 2007


Last weekend I met Rob in Portland for a long weekend. What a funky town! A combination of hippies trying too hard and high end design, all of whom are very, very nice. Very lush, amazing bungalows, lots of funky stores, amazing coffee. Here's my beautiful latte in the lobby of our hotel.
Incredible rhododendrons. And this is one of the less amazing ones.
A William Wegman sculpture. It's the dog bowl, which is a running fountain, on the checkerboard.
A view from our Saturday morning hike. Brad & Julie, our friends out there, kept apologizing for the hike because it wasn't very good. I'm not sure I could handle the beauty of a good hike!
Brad & Julie's amazing house, where we went for dinner and had the absolutely most amazing, melt-in-your mouth salmon I've ever had in my life. Great fun!
Now for the stash. My new cute shoes. You'll never guess the brand. Wanna take a stab?
They're Doc Martins. Who knew?

Some new letter stamps, a rare font apparently, from Office.
Some great fabrics and ribbon from Bolt. They're heavier cottons. What a great store this was! Little, but I would have bought just about every fabric and ribbon in the place. Rob restrained me.

I also went to Lint, a great little yarn shop. I got some Lorna's Laces Helen's Lace (scroll down) in chocolate to make a shawl. Don't worry--it's knit on 7's to get 4 st/inch!

There were lots more great little independent shops, artists, and some great restaurants, as well. We had great weather, though a little chillier than we'd anticipated. Can't complain too much though, since it only rained one night while we were inside eating dinner. Quite a nice little weekend away!

Friday, May 11, 2007

For A Friend's Birthday

This is the finished bag. It took way longer than it should have! As usual, I over thought it. I'm pretty tired of dealing with it right now so tell me what YOU think.
I did 2 pictures so hopefully you can double click at least one to see it up close.
Happy weekend!!!!!Patti

Tuesday, May 01, 2007

Post # 100!

Drum roll, please.......! Can you believe we've posted 100 times? We should celebrate.

Anyhow.. I don't have anything brand new but here is a collage type thing I put together using some things I had already made or had. It's very cheery and spring-like. It will probably stay on the kitchen table until fall, unless I get really tired of it before then. If you look closely you will see parts of a new project behind the bird cage but that's a secret for now.

Next is a wonderful surprise I received in the mail. I love it when Kristen decides to experiment and I am the recipient. It's for my flea market jaunts but I used it yesterday when I walked for my library books and it worked perfectly. Notice the wavy seams, soft linen, and silky lining. I ask you, what's not to love?

I thought you might like to see my new penny rug. I have wanted one for a long time and always thought I'd get around to making one. When I finally realized that it was never going to happen, I splurged and grabbed this one. I almost bought one when I was with Amy in Boston but talked myself out of it. However, I kept obsessing about it and when I saw this one it became a done deal.

That's it for now! Remember to celebrate!