Tuesday, May 29, 2012

Totes, a Child's Purse and a Shawl

Well it's been a little bit of time since I updated the blog; but a lot has been going on with me and my schedule. I went to the Bernese Mountain Dog Specialty with Kathy and Harry for a few days the first part of May. It was held in Gettsyburg, PA. A lovely city and lots to do too! We enjoyed our stay and Rosie, our Bernese Mountain Dog - got a show ribbon and award! It was the first time Harry went to a dog show and I think he enjoyed it. Kathy and I, of course, always enjoy the shows. Also, Kathy, has had to have some procedures in preparation for open heart surgery - so we have been a bit busy. But I did get pictures taken of things I made before all this happened just haven't had a chance to share them. Well here they are!

First is my offerings for an exchange I joined in on one of my swap groups. This was fun. I made my partner a tote bag and filled it with goodies for her.

Then after my partner received it - and liked it.....her twin sister liked it too....so I made her a bag as well!

And next is another tote I made, not sure what I'm going to do with it yet - probably send it as a swap item for a future swap. Just really enjoying making these totes.

Next are pictures of a shawl I made for another swap - I made it with Caron Simply Soft yarn in Permission. I think it came out really pretty and the shawl can be worn in so many ways. I've show two ways here.

Last to share for today is a child's purse I made - it was a fun item to make!

Update on the Child's Purse - I didn't share at the time of the post the link to this pattern - here it is: Child's Purse

That is it for now. I'll be back soon with more.

Thursday, May 3, 2012

I was beyond excited to see this article from the BBC! Click on this link to read the story - so inspiring. A History of The World

Queen Victoria crocheted and promoted it by doing these lovely works of art - simple but elegant crocheted scarves/sashes for soldiers! Enjoy!!