I was wanting to have a finish every week and I was sure I would have one this week but alas it was not to be....how hard can it be to finish this little number? Well, I needed 2 other floss colors and I didn't even have anything decent to substitute...so now I'll have to order and wait 3 weeks! LOL!
I thought I could finish this mandala I started but no go there either....so maybe next week I'll have 2 finishes to make up for one missing this week? We'll see. I usually make washcloths and/or doilies in-between big projects and also to keep my gift box full and ready.
I did work on the Candy Kisses scarf and the Brill shawl but you've seen them before and I didn't get that much done to show a big difference. I did work on Liberty which is a SAL with Jeanna of Slamminthescreendoor blog. It's coming along nicely and so far is an easy stitch.
I also cast on a pair of summer socks....although they are wool the color reminded me of sherbert.......
As you can see I did not get very far....1 round! LOL! But I like getting them set up and going and then I can just pick them up when I want and start knitting.
I did get some "treasures" this week............... some Stylecraft Special DK acrylic
and some sock yarn from West Yorkshire Spinners...very appropriate since I am watching the Yorkshire Vet on Acorn T.V............
I also received this pattern from Luminous Fiber Arts Etsy shop (Misty Percel). I have been watching her podcasts which are so enjoyable and she was offering this pattern and the proceeds were going to benefit her nephew who has cancer. He is a young father and it is a serious cancer. So sad but if you want a beautiful pattern and a feeling of helping someone, then go over to her Etsy shop. I love all her designs although this will be the first one I have purchased. She's a "multi-crafter" too in her podcasts and so fun to watch. My prayers go out to her nephew and his family.
While I was in her Etsy shop I purchased a few other items.......I've been looking for this trim in order to finish my Pumpkin Spice Farm cross stitch piece. No excuses now! For those of you who were wondering where to get trims like I was....it's Lady Dot Creates.
I also purchased some Pat Sloane cross stitch needles which people rave about but I only saw them in packages of about 25 or 30 for about that price which I didn't feel I needed to pay. Misty had 3 in a container which I felt was more my style so I picked them up. I'll let you know what I think after I use them.
I received a lovely handmade card in the mail yesterday from my good friend Connie at Far Side of Fifty blog. I can't tell you how much it meant to me Connie, thank you.
This past week was a little rough sailing as it was the 1 year anniversary of my son's passing. If you don't follow my blog during the week you wouldn't have known. Here is a picture of my son, Jim. I was going to dig out some baby pictures but I thought that might really send me over the edge so I didn't.
I found this poem which is so well said.............
Today is also the 1 year anniversary of my little dachshund Annie's passing but it is also my grandson Grayson's 9th birthday. In life joy and sadness go hand in hand.
I hope you had a wonderful crafty week!