Tuesday, April 19, 2005

What I did on my spring break.....

Well, in case you've been wondering why I haven't posted anything in ages, I've been quite busy. Last week our friend Linda came to visit. Of course I didn't have The Zen Project finished, but she likes what I've got done so far. I will get to work on it tonight and perhaps this weekend as well.

In the meantime, did I mention I'd gotten a new sewing table? It's perfect for my needs and can serve many purposes which is a Darn Good Thang as it sits in the dining room. This past weekend Paul bought me a drafting table. It's a bit on the antique side, but is probably sturdier than most modern ones. It's also fairly portable so that I may use it as an easel outside if I wish. He worked very hard to clean it up as it was covered with antique double-stick tape (thank you so very very much!). While he was working on the drafting table, I almost finished his moon wall-hanging. All that's left to do is sew tabs on the outside edges and then a bit of yarn around the entire thing.

While Linda, the most brilliant knitter in the entire world, was here, I renewed my interest. I doubt I'd ever be able to make anything as nice as what she makes, but it's a fun skill to have. So far, I managed to impress myself (if naught else) greatly by making a doll-sized scarf. Of course, if Linda hadn't shown me how to cast off, I might still be knitting... knitting.... knitting...Anywho, we had load of fun yarn store crawling. I discovered a great store not far from where we live ( http://www.gotyarn.com ) and absotootally fell in love with a gorgeous greenish heathery coloured throw. The kit price was a bit out of my reach, but the design idea is one I can play with.

Also while Linda was here, we did a lot of sightseeing and I took a ton of pictures. I'm hoping to use at least a couple of them as springboards for watercolours. Who knows, perhaps I'll get a wallhanging or two out of them as well. First I have to load them on my computer. Latah...

1 comment:

altjoujou said...

hi & thanks for your visits and kind comments on my blog! I'm absolutely jealous of your knitting and quilting abilities! And I'll admit, just a bit jealous of your new drafting table/easel, too! The moon wall hanging sounds interesting, so keep me posted, okay?