Posts Tagged ‘table runner’

Going from Disorganized to Organized

February 25, 2011

I’m trying.  Really I am.  But, it’s so hard.  It’s just not in me.  Sweetums had Frank build me a big bookcase for my books and magazines.  And it is so nice to have them all in one place.  I even have them in some kind of order.  So now it’s on to the magazines.  I all ready have an old metal case full of semi-organized magazines, but that was filled over five years ago.  Yes, I know that I should get rid of some.  I probably will one of these days, but not yet.  I have managed to dispose of some of my needles and yarn.  I should count for something.  Right?  So.  I bought eight magazine holders today.  That’s enough for one day.

 I’ve been playing with my embroidery machine.  I bought this program last month for table runners made in the hoop.  It’s been a lot of fun.  This one is for Sweetums’ night table.

And here’s the back.   I bought a few other interesting items.

And, here’s another sock.  I like the Angora accent.

No Sewing

March 17, 2008
I had hoped to get the heart sewn on to the table runner this afternoon. The hearts were ironed down and the sewing machine was threaded with just the right color. But I had to do a few other things first. When I got back this is what I encountered.

So I guess I’ll go cut the binding if Zip is done with it.

Snow Day

January 25, 2008

It started snowing when we were out walking this morning. I turned back, but Doug kept going. By the time he got back, everything was white. I’m a big chicken when it comes to snow. I’ve fallen too many times.

Maude, on the other hand, believes in falling.

Big, brave Zippo shows off.

They were in before too long.

Cat toast.

Cat help.

I finished my hat last night and wore it today. It now covers my ears nicely.


And I finished the table runner this afternoon.

Thanks, christine, for the help on the award. Maybe, I’ll get to them tomorrow.

Maude is P O’ed

January 12, 2008

For the past two nights, Zippo has gone to bed early in Maude’s favorite sleeping place–the dirty clothes basket. What could be better than Mom’s dirty underwear? She looked so sad. I told her she should go to bed sooner, but she said Zippo had ruined the flavor. When I went to bed, I laid my clothes on the settee. She curled up on them and went to sleep.

The hat is finished. I am glad that I decided to add another row of squares. It made the hole bigger, but I just did a few more rows of decreases before starting the I-cord. I like it much more than the last one. Speaking of which, I started the gloves last night.

I have already decided to take this out and make a swatch on size 2’s. This rib is a tad too loose for me. I worked on the back of the table runner, but I was getting frustrated. I couldn’t think straight. Or was it that I could think straight when I needed to think diagonally? Zippo was no help.



Ice onthe Creek

January 5, 2008

I was surprised to see all this ice when I got up.

It wasn’t windy and I was feeling better so I went on a walk with the dog.  We walked down the main road and then cut through the woods to the river.  The water was really moving.  Gus likes to run along the beach when the tide is down, but today he wasn’t at all interested.  We were out for an hour.  It wasn’t bad, but I was glad to get home and get warm.  There’s nothing like a good cup of coffee on a cold day.

I started sewing on the table runner.  Zippo helped.  He had a lot to say.

  Look.  I made a snowflake.  I programed it into my machine and put several on the top.  I really like this machine. 

I got some knitting done.

  After I finish this hat, I am going to make gloves to go with the hat I made last week.

I’m pretty tired.  I should go to bed.