Wednesday, July 25, 2012

Vintage Linens

Just sharing these vintage beauties.  I did not make them, I picked them up at a yard sale.  One of them is a pillowcase, but it looks great in my kitchen.  The corner cabinets are in my vintage style kitchen in my older home. You can click on each photo to see a larger view.  The dishes are mostly vintage, some of them are Lu-Ray Pastels which my grandmother had when I was a child and I have maintained a great love of those colors all my life. The flowered plates are Homer Laughlin.

Friday, February 24, 2012

Current Doings

I have been doing a lot of this:

I have also been using my drop spindle.  I really enjoy both, not sure which I like better. I mentioned my new Russian Spindle in my last post.  The technique is different from the drop spindle.  I watched some really good videos on using a supported spindle on YouTube, just do a search on the term "support spindle" and you will find some good ones.  But after doing that for a while my fingers started bothering me so I had to give that up, I will try it again, but not a marathon of it like I had done. Using a drop spindle is not hard on the fingers as I found support spindling to be.  But still, I really love the support spindle too.
I also wanted to share a picture of this really beautiful pattern called "Belt Welt" found in the Barbara Walker Second Treasury of Knit Patterns.  I made this blue shawl a few years ago, but recently was thinking of starting a new project with it.  It is a lovely pattern and very easy to memorize.
Blessings All.

Tuesday, February 07, 2012

Catching Up

Wow, its been a long time since I posted.  I've been spinning quite a bit lately, also recently got a Russian spindle after viewing some support spindle videos on YouTube.  Been using my wheel too.
For Christmas I received a Kindle from my youngest son, so got busy and crocheted this cover for it.  Just a simple long rectangle in random single crochet and double crochet rows, then folded the long rectangle over and sewed up the side seams.  I did decreases for the flap part and made a buttonhole, then just sewed the button on with regular sewing thread.  Love it.
Blessings from Susan.