since last I posted. I had the pleasure of going on an overnight field trip to Drumheller – a dinosaur lover’s paradise – with my daughter’s grade 4 class. Check it out here:
http://www.tyrrellmuseum.com/ We slept under the big t-rex skeleton …. which was guaranteed to keep a few 10 year olds up past bedtime! Upon our return, we attended my MIL’s funeral. Even tho her death was expected, it was still a sad occasion. Polly made us very welcome when we moved here to Lethbridge, and her garden lives on in my garden. Finally, our old Taurus station wagon has become undriveable – we have another broken motor mount – and so this week was spent researching and purchasing a ‘new to us’ car from a friend and neighbor. I think we have had enough for a while now!
Let me show you the wonderful things that Gaby sent for my birthday! I absolutely love the gorgeous biscornu and scissors fob that she made – and she remembered that my favorite color is blue!! And do you see that lovely Opal sock yarn?? That is destined to become a pair of Viper Pilot socks http://www.ravelry.com/patterns/library/viper-pilotshanks – Ravelry store link.
Gaby crocheted catnip mice too :
Thanks so much Gaby for the stitching, and all the gorgeous goodies you sent along.
I finally finished my Ackworth Quaker Friendship Book – many thanks to all the ladies involved in this RR! The linen is 28 ct Snowdrop by DMC, and the floss is Purple Haze by WDW.
And finally, a knitting finish too! This is a Leaf Lace Shawl – the pattern is in Evelyn Clark’s Knitting Lace Triangles. I used 4 skeins of Wildfoote Luxury sock yarn, and added beads to the edge to give it a bit of weight. I love how this one turned out, and am very happy that Cheryl loved it too! She sent me a bundle of stitching things in a trade, and agreed to have a surpise knitted item in return!