New Shawls for all

All the ladies are sporting new shawls.
The human in the family stopped at a second hand store.

She found large skeins of lace weight yarn in three different colors.
This is the latest skein she found it’s peach.
We all checked it over to see what could be made with it.
Rachel on the far left had her shawl crocheted from this yarn.
We really have no idea what else will be made from this large
bit of yarn. We know we’ll like whatever it is.
We are comfy cozy warm in the shawls that have been knit and crocheted for us.
In the meantime Sarah and I are rolling the leftover lavender yarn into a ball.
In our drafty house we all have warm shoulders .

Fairy Garden 2020

ACorn is readying the fairy garden.
Some of the plants from last year looked a little sad.
Baby tears were put in place of one of the sad plants.
Such a pretty green color.
A hand propagated amaryllis seed is growing well.
This is its third year growth.
Someday we might get a flower.
An Eden Rosso Metallica Peperomia plant adds a bit of color and texture
to the garden.
Each time a piece of the Christmas Cacti breaks off I
stick it in the soil and a new one grows.
I have many of the pieces planted in other pots around the room.
My Ivy growing up the arbor wasn’t doing so well.
I planted this white veined Fittonia beside the Ivy to cheer it up.
I’m hoping the Ivy will grow better with a friend beside it.
All in all I’m pretty happy with the fairy garden this year.
I think the new plants will like it here.

Grans finish the yo yo quilt.

The Grans were out and about today.
As they passed a computer store they saw a picture
on the screen of a yo yo quilt. The lady had made it for her Hitty.
The quilt had a wonderful crocheted edging on it.
Four years ago the Grans had made a yo yo quilt.
They never finished the edge. When they saw the crocheted edge
they knew when they got home that’s how they would finish their quilt.
Ester pulled the quilt out of the cupboard as soon as they returned home.
They all looked at it deciding if the crocheted edge would work.
They all agreed it would look nice.
Finally the quilt could be finished.
The yo yo quilt had been made to look as though green pathways lead to flowers in a garden.
They used fine green crochet cotton and a #14 hook to crochet the edging.
The Grans laid the quilt on the bed to see if enough edging had been worked.
It still needs a few more rows before it can be called finished.
We send many thanks to the lady that inspired us to crochet the edging.

Simple Dresses

Ester was the first to get her dress made today.
Simple dresses have been made for the Grans.
The dressmaker still needs to finish the hems .
The Grans are lined up waiting for their dress to be completed.
They will be heading back home as soon as the dresses are finished.

Dresses for Grans

We had no real time to take photos.
Had a few minutes to snap these two.
The Grans kept me busy yesterday making dresses.
Three are finished. The Grans are so happy to finally
have a change of clothing.

The last three Grans are lined up with fabric.
They tell me they will also be very happy to have new clothing.
We are working today on getting the last three dresses made.
We have to keep the Grans happy.

A trip downtown to Gavins for lunch

Heading downtown with my humans.
We are going to Gavin”s for lunch
My human is putting quarters in the meter for parking.
The meter is yellow like my sweater.
Gavin’s menu.
What will my humans choose?
Gavin’s sits on the square.
I’m looking out the window at all the activity.
That is the courthouse I see.
People are going in to vote where the white tent is.
Looking East at the old brick building.
I have so much to see out these windows.
The town has some pretty neat streetlights.
My humans were going to show me more sights.
Stepping outside we changed our minds pretty fast.
The sun was shining but it was only 36 out.
The downtown square gets a cold wind coming from all four directions.
We headed to the car as fast as we could and went home to warmth.
I did have fun looking out Gavin’s windows.

Beaded Fruit

ACorn noticed today the urn of beaded fruit that sits on the hearth.
He tried lifting the lid to get a closer look.
It was much to heavy for him to lift.
He ask his human for help.
She lifted the lid.
ACorn climbed up to check out the fruit.
He was very disappointed to find it wasn’t edible.
He continued looking at the rest of it.
He wondered why someone would have fruit sitting around that you couldn’t eat.
I told him it was just to look pretty.

More hats for the Grans

Granny Rachel is modeling the new hats.
Blue flower hat.
Black velvet hat
St Patrick’s Day green hat.
Five more hats ready to be embellished for Easter.
Granny Rachel isn’t looking .
I borrowed her new flowered hat and tried it on the lamb.
I think it looks best on the lamb.
I won’t hurt Granny Rachel’s feelings by telling her that.
Maybe I can talk my person into making a flowered blanket for lamb.

Shabby Chic Flowers

ACorn was very helpful in making shabby chic flowers.
He gathered up the supplies.
Cut his strip of fabric 3″ wide.
Folded it in half to an inch and a half wide.
Took it to the sewing machine and stitched along the raw edges.
It is like a long tube when you’re done.
He took the strip back to the cutting table.
Cut slits down to 1/4″ of raw edge.
Cut out a felt circle to use as the base.
Stay stitched his slit tube around in a spiral to his felt circle.
Started from the outside in to center.
Added a pearl button in the center.
Finished flower.
Three more flowers.
The last flower he made is a very large flower.
You can make a flower larger by just starting with a wider strip and a larger felt base to stitch it to.

ACorns repaired tail

After the dog chewed my tail my human got to work repairing it..
Looks almost as good as new.
Having a few lumps and bumps in my tail makes it more interesting.
It still keeps me well balanced.
After the tail was repaired.
My human made me a cheery hat.
How could I not be happy . This hat is so funny.