What a month it has been!

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.

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Gaby crocheted catnip mice too : 

117_1792 117_1794 and you can see how happy the hooligans were to be remembered!

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.

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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!

117_1781  117_1779  117_1784  That teeny ball of yarn is all that is left!

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3 Comments (+add yours?)

  1. Brigitte
    May 25, 2009 @ 07:32:02

    Oh Kathy, that Quaker Friendschip book looks terrific. And so does the shawl for Cheryl. Wonderful.
    Gaby’s exchange package looks really great. Her biscornus are very special.

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  2. kajsa
    May 25, 2009 @ 08:57:50

    Your Ackworth friendship book is beautiful! The shawl is so pretty.

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  3. Kathy A
    May 25, 2009 @ 19:18:46

    What a lovely biscornu and fob that Gaby gifted you with. I agree – the color is gorgeous.
    Your Quaker friendship book is beautiful. Having put a stitching book together I know how difficult they can be. It is beautifully finished.

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