ACorn’s new friend

This is my new friend Luna. She isn’t made of wood. She’s made of fabric from an Ann Wood pattern.
Luna is really nice. She was interested in hats. I did show her all my hats. Luna hopes she gets a collection of hats for herself.
Luna popped down to visit my treehouse to show me her very first hat. I think she will have her own collection soon. She is going to be a great friend to have. I told her she could come visit any time she wants to.

I’m here!

I’m ACorn and I’m popping in to let you know I’m doing great. I’ve been hibernating for a year. When you have a warm cozy nest of leaves, pine needles, and soft moss why wouldn’t you spend a year in it. It was the best way for me to stay safe during the worst of the pandemic . It was lucky that I had a good stash of food stored away . I didn’t have a mask that fit me well so going out wasn’t an option for me.
I’m out today in my humans home. She had new yarn delivered and the swift is set up . Life might be getting a bit more normal soon.. I will be needing some new sweaters . While the skeins of yarn are being turned into balls of yarn I’m allowed to ride the swift like a merry-go-round.
One can get very dizzy as the swift goes round and round . I better concentrate on hanging on tight. Will be back soon.

Winter Food Supplies

It’s time to head off to pick up the Winter supply of bird and squirrel food. I’m in the back of the SUV making sure we have enough room for the supplies.
We’re ready to head out.
It’s such a nice Fall day.
Only 3/4 of a mile and we’ll be there.
The loading spot for the seeds is just ahead. I can see it. Someone in a mask will load the seeds for us.
It’s all loaded. 40 pound bags and a lot of them.
I’m just checking to make sure we have it all.
We also have a few cases of suet. I think we’ll eat well over Winter.

Finished Santa Sweaters

Santa’s together modeling four different cable patterned sweaters.

The sweater on the far right is not a cabled sweater..

I decided to take a break from cables and knit eight more sweaters. I let the yarn dictate the pattern.
As I finish sweater nine and ten each Santa will be able to choose two more new sweaters.
Admiring the sweaters.
They don’t want to choose sweaters until the next two are finished.

Laundry Day for ACorn

The day is warm and sunny ACorn sets out his laundry tub.
Two plastic forks with a bit of leftover yarn make a good clothesline.
He suds up his water with laundry soap.
Washes his clothes on the scrub board
Hangs the clean clothes on the line .
Rests on a spool waiting for his clothes to dry.

Sweater Time for the Santa’s

This is the time for Sweater Sister’s mini sweater challenge. This year the four sweaters will include a cable in the pattern.

The Santa’s are ready for new sweaters this year. Here Santa is looking at the double cable panel sweater. It is the first one to be knit for him this year.

Choosing the yarn color for his sweater.
Getting his size 000 needles out.
Finished turtleneck collar of his sweater.
The first fitting of the sweater. Now on to the sleeves.
The finished sweater.
A happy Santa.

Three more sweaters will be knit. One a week for the next three weeks. Will post as the next three Santa’s get their sweaters.

Working on Sew4thesoulbook

Sew4thesoulbook is a fabric book I’m working on at this time. All fabric and hand stitching. A friend gave me a bag of blue fabric pieces that I’m using . Pages 1 and 2 . Theme circles and squares . Embroidery stitches are whimsical versions of straight stitching.
Pages 3 and 4 . Theme: A pocket with an x marking the spot. Rectangles, straight stitches, buttons added. After making a pocket we were to make a tag. My pocket is a double pocket. I made two tags .
Two fabric tags for the pockets. I will be adding a hanger to the tag with the leaf.
Pages 5 and 6. Theme: Suffolk Puffs and two colors I rarely use. Purple and orange. French knots and straight stitches used.
Pages 7 and 8. Theme: woven then embellished.
Pages 9 and 10. Theme: Breather pages. These are the new pages being worked on at this time.Whatever embroidery stitches we wanted to use. Stitches need to cross over other stitches. A circle needed to be cut out of the work. I’m anxious to see what comes. It’s a fun learning process.