Saturday, 23 July 2016

Summer Days

Summer days seem to busy around here!


I have only been able to finish these much less than perfect mittens. So glad they are done, too hard to be really enjoyable. They fit and will be warm so they will definitely get lots of use. 


I repainted this old book cart with chalk paint


Made two batches of strawberry and one of raspberry jam


Delicious fresh berries from a local you pick farm



Bathed two reluctant but smelly camping dogs


Finished and sandwiched this baby quilt, a bit busy but colourful and fun!


And got all the hexies prepped for rosette 8!

All on top of being diagnosed with walking pneumonia (I am fine now!!), painting the last room in the basement and working.
All the things from that room were stackied in my sewing room, which is almost back to normal now, so I look forward to spending some time in there this week! Might need to hide from some of the heat predicted.

Hope you and I can both enjoy some lazier summer days! 

Wednesday, 6 July 2016

Summer Projects


We had a lovely relaxing week of camping, a bit of rain almost every day but for the most part, it was sunny and warm.
I took the time to walk, cycle or do yoga just about every day and it was so rejuvenating to do it in such a beautiful peaceful setting.




I also spent a lot of time in my chair listening to audio books and finishing up this mitten, by far the hardest thing I have knit yet! It didn't help that I had put it down for a few months. Took quite a while to get back into the rhythm of handling three yarns.
It was not the most enjoyable knit ever, but it needs a mate, so I cast it on last night and hope to finish it by the end of this month. 


There a some new babies arriving this fall so I started this when I got home.


While Millie has been in time out for a few months also, it was time to bring her back out and get er' done. #7 has been prepped  for a some time, so it was easy to pick up when the knitting got too stressful!


Here she is nestled in among her neighbours.



And the big picture!
Hope to get 8 and 9 prepped this week and keep the momentum going.

For now, it is time to go paint a ceiling, woohoo!

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