Saturday, April 1, 2017

April showers

In recent weeks my blogging seems to have missed the mark.

Daylight savings again, spring arrived and thankfully winter has ended.  Even on the last day of winter we had morning hail/rain and snow showers.  Enough already of the white stuff!   And yes, it's back to rain for us, at least we seen green and signs of spring.

Here's a bit of what has kept me busy.....

stitched gifts sent


Mail art stitched and sent.  Inside pocket and outside back of the envelope.

Next up, something new for me, an embroidery SAL.   In my effort to use from stash, the redwork became blue.   The crochet edging is vintage.  My grandmother made this edging years ago.  I've a few more pieces tucked away.  It's taken all this time to find the right home to place it.  Nan would be pleased with my choice.

Socks, who would have thought that it could be done.....March 21st I cast on stitches and embarked on a journey of dropped stitches, picked them up, lots of muttering and more or less figured out the heel and gusset stuff.


And then things went awry  heading down to the toes......

a tad short but a finish just the same (March 31st).    I'm already thinking about knitting a pair.  This one will be my "where did I go wrong".

With my slow stitches, anything goes.    Thus far there are eight fabric blocks with applique shells and flowers.

Behind the sink....the mango seed sprouted

It doesn't take long to grow up and out.   There is almost daily growth.  

Out the patio door, a bit of spring.  Simple pots purchased, well worth the wait.


And last but not least, snow garland.  For all the snow that fell since December this was the only time we saw this garland effect.

All for now. 


jocondine said...

So much done, thanks for sharing. Great choice with the blue, buttons and beads for this lovely bird. Wish I could be able to knit those socks! Bisous

kath001 said...

So much to love in this post! The daffodils and hyacinths...gorgeous. Snow garland made me smile. The blue work with grandma's edging, so special, and the buttons just make it fab with their exes and ohs. Possible favorite is the 'Ewephoria'!!! Oh my goodness, how cute is that? I am mightily impressed with the socks. I cannot see myself ever accomplishing socks!

September Violets said...

You've been awfully busy with the stitching and knitting! Love the blue work, such a wonderful pairing of your stitching and your Nan's lace. I have some antique lace tatted by one of my long gone relatives. It's holding out for something too. Your piece gives me a little inspiration.
Your sock is beautiful despite the pointy toe. You could always rip it back and try it again (the forgiving part of knitting, despite its frustrations). Love the colours in the yarn. Oh, so nice to see potted spring flowers! I noticed we have some lilies sprouting in the garden. Yeah! Another month and we'll see a huge difference in our respective gardens Debbie. Take care,

Michelle said...

Debbie, "Ewephoria" was waiting for me when we got home from our trip yesterday! SO CUTE, and so appropriate for this year's lambing stats (so far)! Thank-you very much; I will display and treasure your beautiful work!

~ Dixie said...

O, my I love your hummer greeter.
Such uplifting pops of colour. I love the hyacinths and daffodils. Can't wait until they start to pop up here.
Fun bird embroidery and great details and finishing touches. Great socks too!