Thursday, August 13, 2009

An impressive site to visit

If you want to be totally blown away by what can be done with knitting, check out this: A bride is knitting an incredible lace train for the wedding dress she designed. I've been enjoying watching her progress since seeing her mentioned on the Mason Dixon site. When I think a project is too huge, I think about what she's doing. I was a crazy bride - I made my own dress and all the bouquets - but never in a million years would I have taken on this project. (Maybe that's not true - I didn't know how to knit back then).

Tuesday, August 11, 2009

Water fun

A little bit of coolness for your hot day.

This is what summer should be about! (I say as I dash off to a meeting - inside)
May your days be filled with lots of summer

Sunday, August 09, 2009

A walk in the woods

Leave it to my Springer to find the only water around - never mind that there was just enough to make a mud pool - he was just thrilled to be "swimming." Can you believe I had to let that into my car? I thought seriously about tying him to the roof, but DH nixed that idea.
I will say this - at least a dirty dog is a happy dog!

Saturday, August 08, 2009

Sew it's done

One day several months ago, I mentioned to my good blogging friend Bonnie how much I loved the skirt she made. She kindly offered me her extra fabric.

Apparently, I've been watching a few too many Project Runways. Who needs a pattern? I had a vision - a side slit skirt with buttons to hold it together. I've sewn enough to know the basic principles, but there was still the little matter of figuring out what pieces at what sizes. The mock up came out great. So the skirt should have been a pice of cake, right? Well, not so much. It didn't help that I stopped in the middle for a few weeks and forgot what I meant to do with all the pieces.
I discovered that I have achieved a new found patience from knitting. I was okay with undoing things to fix them - mostly because it's so much faster to redo them than in knitting!
Mostly I'm glad I finished before the end of summer!