Posts Tagged ‘lace’

It’s becoming a habit to stop in at the thrift store, before going to the grocery store.  They are only a mile apart so it’s very convenient.  Most days I walk out empty handed, but lately I’ve been fairly lucky.

At the thrift store yesterday, while rummaging through a bunch of cross stitch kits, I found two small kits for Battenberg lace projects.  I don’t particularly care for the 80’s type projects, but I wanted the supplies.  So since yesterday was senior day, with my discount, I got a total of 6 yds of Battenberg tape and over 30 yds of linen lace thread for $1.85 including tax.  Now I just have to learn how to make Battenberg lace.

36 days until Skrappy Ladies Fall Retreat.


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Spotted the first hummingbird of the season.  Yesterday, before the latest deluge of rain, I decided to take advantage of the cool, breezy weather and sit on the patio.  While I was out there a hummingbird came around 3 times.  Twice were quick little visits and the last one he was stocking up like there was no tomorrow.  Then he never came back, must have just been passing through.  Then the rains came and stayed the rest of the day.  At one point the front flower bed flooded and the poor frog that lives there had to evacuate to the front porch.  Finally, it looks like the front has finished with us and we will get a few days of drying out.  YEA!

Since receiving the lace books in the mail, I’ve been itching to start a lace project.  But decided that I need to at least get the second pink sock cast on and started first.  Then I will have a travel project and SSS (second sock syndrome) is less likely.  So I’ve cast on and knitted the cuff top ribbing.  Back before I got really sick I had started a Soft Cables Moebius with Baby Silk in an ivory color, didn’t get very far and then it ended up in the bottom of my knitting basket.  So I’ve frogged the moebius and think I will use the yarn for a lace scarf.  That should satisfy the lace knitting urge, while I search for the perfect yarn to knit the North Star Tam and Scarf.

I discovered a picture of Josie, on DDIL’s myspace that I hadn’t seen before.  Can’t decide if she looks like she’s listening intently or just wishing the photo shoot was over.  Steven asked me if I noticed which album she was sitting on.  Snoop Dogg, of course.

DJ Josie

                               DJ Josie

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