Tuesday, August 24, 2010

Where did the summer go?????????

It was so hot here in the South so we spent most of the time indoors working on projects, reading, or watching movies. Below are some of the dishcloths, dishtowel, and pot holders I made. I found my patterns by going to Google and putting in "free dishcloth patterns".

Below is a pillow that I say was done by a "village". My husband and I need help when we go out because of our wheelchairs. So our friends were involved in getting this pillow together. One of friends had a yard sale at their church and there were crochet pieces and doilies there. Celeste knew that I loved things like that so she got them for me. I thought this collar was so pretty and decided to make it into a pillow for one of my friends birthday. Last week we got together with two other couples and went out to celebrate a birthday and our 49th wedding anniversary. After we finished eating, we all went to Hancock's Fabrics to look for material to make the pillow. Here are all six of us in Hancock's looking all over for what was needed. My friend, Naydine, always has a sewing machine up and she was going to sew it together for me. My husband kept telling me that he had found just the pillow form that we needed and I told him that was not what we were going to use--we planned just to stuff it. Well, after Celeste found the material, my husband continued to mumble that he knew the pillow form was just the thing. To please him, we went to look and guess what--it was the perfect thing!!!!!!!!!!! My friend, Naydine sewed the pillow together except for one side and then we put the pillow form in and I whipped stitched it together. I had a jar of old buttons that I bought at a yard sale years and years ago. I placed them down on the lower corners and then tacked the collar in place. My friend, Nova, that received the pillow for her birthday was thrilled by the pillow and the story behind it.

Below is a twelve week project. I have made several of these tablecloths and the pattern is easy. The only problem is that when you get way out on the rounds, it takes a long time to do just one round. If you make a mistake and have to unravel it, there is probably 1 1/2 hours to 2 hours of work lost. I got this finished on Saturday and I think this will be the last one. I don't know what my next project is going to be except to do some prayer shawls for the ministry at our church.


Sunday, August 1, 2010

Backyard Scene

We had been having temperatures in the 90's with heat index up to 110 here in the South. Last week we finally had a few days of more comfortable days heat wize and with less humidity. I took advantage of this by having my lunch on our screen porch. I love it out there where I can enjoy our flowers and listen to the birds sing. As I was eating my lunch, I noticed the butterflies on our butteryfly bushes. They were really enjoying their lunch too. After lunch I went out to try to capture the beauty. Of course, as I was trying to take pictures, they would fly from flower to flower and be upside down or their beautiful wings turned away from me. I wish I had gotten a wing spread of the black butterfly--it was beautiful!

I hope you enjoyed the pictures that I was able to get.