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Sunday, July 02, 2006

I'm back!

Finally! I can show you a few things...above is one of the only projects that I have finished. this is the washrag from the Mason Dixon Knitting book I've raved about. Since I don't have any of the thread they used, I went for some Debbie Bliss cotton. It was too thick for a dish rag, but it has made a nice wash cloth. I like the colors, I'm working on some different colors together and see what they are like. Thought washrags were a good place to try colors out. As I said I finished my blanket for Tobin also. Thankfully! Especially since I have two more baby blankets to get on with.

Below is a book I picked up on our last day, when I told my hubby I wouldn't buy any more BOOKS...HA and he had believed me! Anyway, this is the Coolest book with more wonderful motifs inside. It talks about the cut paper method of design, which I liked very much. Winsome Douglass the author says that it is often easier to cut paper into a shape instead of drawing one. I'm going to try that out, because I know that I was able to make much better snowflakes cut from paper then I can actually draw! Anyway, hopefully I will be able to show you some of my designs soon. I think some felt embrodery is in my future.

This is my craft box I took with me on the trip. It was filled on the way home with great craft supplies I bought. I found a great place for cotton fabric, another for sari fabric, and yarn! I also got lots of wonderful plastic bags that are in wonderful colors with no printing on them. They will be good for the bags I want to make.

Anyway, it is hot, hot, hot here. It wasn't that bad while we were on vacation, but it is really hot now...well it is July isn't it. But I'm not looking forward to heading in to work tomorrow in the heat! Oh well...more pictures as I start unpacking the crafts stuff!


Urban Domestic Goddess said...

That wash cloth is stunning! I don't know if I can wait for someone to buy me the M-D Knitting book. I think I need it right now. ;-)

Annarella said...

Hi, welcome back! It sounds like you had a wonderful time away. I love your wash cloth, the stitch is really fab, great knit! xx