I hesitated using the above header this week. Since there was snow in several places of our world, I kind of felt bad. Yet, I did go swimming this week in our backyard pool. It was quite lovely and invigorating. Unfortunately, our weather is dropping about 10 degrees this week so the water may cool off too much for it to be feasible for me to go into it again for a couple of weeks. Drat!
Here is what I did this week in the crafting area.
I finished the hummingbird cross stitch. It was a very enjoyable project. So thankful I tried my hand at this art once again.
I picked up another stitching project. This one is quite different from cross stitch.
This is a Jim Shore nativity scene. It is one where you sew on sequins. See all those black dots? Everyone of those will have a sequin sewn on when I am finished. You can see I have started with the green sequins on the boarder as well as one of the wise men's yokes. This is perfect TV watching fun.
The only knitting I did this week was on the High Effects Feather and Fan shawl.
Another 6 inches completed.
That is a 3 ft ruler next to the shawl. It is almost 5 feet long and that is totally relaxed. I still have about 1/4 of the skein left. I am figuring this will be between 7 and 8 feet long when done.
I finally took the time to lay out my Victorian Lace squares. There will be 2 lapghans made with them.
I will be using black yarn to connect them and have decided on the flat braid join. Pardon the cruddy shots but I did not want to take them outside to photograph and my bedroom has poor lighting in it.
Since it is going to be a bit cooler this week (91-93F), it will be a good time for me to work with this and try and get it completed. That will give me 4 items to turn into the prayer shawl group. I still have another item on my needles but have been ignoring it for a while. oops
I did receive a sweet Mother's Day gift from my daughter this past week.
A Harry Potter Bookmark! This one will be fun as it uses some stitches other than just plain cross stitch. I may start that this week too.
My other activity this week has been making new headers for our YOP group to use on their blogs each week. I may have gotten carried away as I have made 24 of them. They are so much fun to do. If you want to try your hand at it, go here. You do not need to make an account to use it. The trick is using their 'free' items. It took me a while to figure out all the nuances of the site but once I did.......................well, 24 blog headers have been made.
Today is Mother's Day in the USA. Even though we are still to be distancing from others we still have made some plans for the day.
We will watch Mass at 9 on the TV, get cleaned up and head to our church around 11 where they will be distributing communion (with 6 feet distance between members and masks on) for those of us who watched the Mass. Then home to eat the leftovers from last nights Italian dinner from our local mom and pop restaurant. Once that is finished we will get ready to head to our son's home for a little (5 of us total) get together to celebrate Mother's Day. There will be grilling of hamburgers and hot dogs, card games and lots of love and laughter.
I am wishing all of the Mothers, Aunts, single Dads, Grandparents and anyone else who has helped raise a child, a very happy Mother's Day. You are all so very important in the life of children.
Until Next Time..................Happy Crafting & Stay Safe!!!!!!