Friday, May 30, 2008

My New Favorite

I have a new favorite blog that has kept my eyes glued to this screen for the last couple days. Well, truthfully, I have also gone to work, made dinner, gone to the bathroom, and done some embroidery, but I have been reading the archives of this fabulous and funny bit of iCandy quite avidly.
Check out tollipop for yourselves!

Wednesday, May 28, 2008

The Stitching Continues...

I finished another embroidery!
This one was found here, albeit with slightly different text.

Tuesday, May 27, 2008

A Darling Dishcloth

I found this pattern here along with many other fun ones. It's on a piece of heavy white cotton that I bound with bias tape. My photos of the whole towel didn't come out, so I'm afraid I can only show you the small area that I scanned.

I've been embroidering off and on since I was a kid, but it's been quite a looooong while since my last stitching spell. Turns out it's not quite like riding a bike - my skills were so rusty it's lucky I didn't corrode the dishtowel. Fortunately they seem to be slowly coming back now that I've started on my second one.

My favorite things about this:
- the vintage striped bias tape border
- the morose expression on Mr. Bee's face - he'd rather not bee cleaning
- the unintentionally ironic wonky-looking "Bee Tidy" (it could definitely bee tidier)

Thursday, May 22, 2008


I found this adorable salt shaker on our trip to Michigan.
I'm not sure if the little guy is shielding his eyes from the blinding light, or if his gesture is due to the realization that he should have had a V-8.

Tuesday, May 20, 2008

A New Family Hare-loom

Lookit what I just ordered from Magic Jelly's etsy shop!
I'm envisioning displaying it as a family portrait with an ornate gold antique frame.
It will take a couple weeks to wing its way over from Australia, and I'm pretty much planning to stand by the window staring at the mailbox the whole time.
You can check out the very cool Magic Jelly blog here.

Thursday, May 15, 2008

A Finished Object

It's probably too warm to look at woolly stuff where you are, but up here in Maine we still have several more weeks of sweater weather (it's actually beautiful today, but it is Maine and you never know when it's going to drop below freezing).
This is the Drops Jacket that it seems like everyone on Ravelry has been making. I probably wouldn't have made it if I hadn't seen how good it looks on nearly every body type - my favorite thing about Ravelry is that you get to see how knit patterns look on real people, not just on models with stylists cinching, hiking and hoisting. This is the first sweater I've made for myself, and it only took a little less than a month. Granted I worked on it while on vacation, and I have needles in my hand in virtually every photo, but still that's a vast improvement over the year-long Avast project for Davis!
And don't worry, seeing these pictures inspired me to get my hair trimmed almost immediately.

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