Wednesday, August 8, 2012

Where have I been lately????

I am aware that it has been ages since my last post.  And to be fair, I had SO much on my plate, my blogging (and some of my crafting) had to be put on a shelf for a few weeks.  It looks as though things are almost back to normal now, and I have time to breathe (and post fun stuff again).  So here are some photos of what I am working on, and what was occupying my time for the last few weeks.
First you will see a well underway poncho.  It is a cool design by Cocoknits.  Veronika is the model, and I am using Rowan Yarns, Cashcotton DK.  It is knitting up very easily.  You need to know (or be keen to learn) short rows, but otherwise it is a snap on long circular needles.

 The next photo is a close up of the small beads I used to detail the apples for the big felt project.  The piece is now done except for the mounting on the backing muslin, and framing.
 The next photo is of a quilt I made a couple of years ago for my dear Aunt in Ottawa.  This was the reason I have been derailed for the last few weeks.  My sister and I went to Ottawa two weeks ago to clear out her apartment, as we lost her to cancer in June.  It was a physically and emotionally draining week, and the quilt is now pictured at my sister's home in Winnipeg.  Her sweet kitty has laid claim to it immediately.
 When I returned from the move, I had to work full time to cover for a vacationing staff member, and as I am so used to part time work, I found it quite a challenge to get through a forty hour week again.  At the end of the week, we launched right into the three day Club Championship at our golf club.  It was really hot and humid the first day, rainy and thunder and lightening and wind, the second day, and a lovely holiday Monday to finish.  The photo that follows, shows me and my Hubby and my Daughter, all champions (repeating from last year) of our flights.  It was really tough for Rick and I, but Robin sailed through the three days with a commanding lead.  We are so proud.
As things settle down, I can get back to more knitting and sewing and golf without rushing from work.  Life is good.

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