Sunday, September 17, 2017

Hello! Saturday's Song. Slow Stitching. Stash Report.

Hello There!  I took an unexpected break that started with Dad being hospitalized, me getting sick, prepping for a wedding and a wonderful trip that extended from San Clemente to Carmel by the Sea, CA!  The prep for the trip was crazy as we all lost at least a week when Dad was sick.  

But, the wedding - which took place at Dana Point - was beautiful!  My sister and her husband opted for a "family honeymoon" in Carmel by the Sea.  It was fabulous!  

My son and I had a blast 
taking shadow pictures
at the Carmel beach!

I should be back to regular posting,
though due to life's changes,
I'll probably be posting less often.

Onto our regularly scheduled programming!

Saturday's Song.
I know I usually post an inspirational song, but this was the song my baby sister chose for her Father-Daughter dance - one of Daddy's favorites!  We all cried with joy - especially emotional and grateful that he recovered from his hospital stay.  

As a little girl, 
I would stand on his feet 
as we "danced" to this song, 
among many others 
from this precious time in his life.  
Life is so good! 

Slow Stitching.
Some slow stitching was accomplished on this trip.  I managed to finish hand quilting my "Around the House" embroidered mini quilt by Mollie at Wild Olive!  

I also managed to put in some work on a new project a Nativity Themed Felt Advent Calendar!  I purchased the pattern from Nancy at Do Small Things With Love a long time ago and have finally begun making it!

Actually, I've purchased many of her patterns and am very pleased with her professionalism, creativity and kindness! 

Here's my progress thus far.  For now, the little pieces are glued on.  I used a felting tool (I'll be sharing more later on that) to more securely attach them while I use invisible thread to sew secure the tiny pieces.  I want them to be firmly attached so my grandbabies can play with them.  

Stash Report.
I bought some beautiful yarn near Cannery Row in California and then some more at Michael's when I came home!  I'm definitely in the red!
Fiber Stash Report:  September 17, 2017
(started 6/11/17)
Fabric used this week
11 yds
Fabric used to date
33 1/8 yds
Fabric Added this week
3 3/8  yds
Fabric Added this year
20 ¼  yds

Net Fabric
12 7/8  yds

Yarn used this week
10 oz  
Yarn used to date
87 oz
Yarn Added this week
59 oz
Yarn Added to date
94 oz
Net Yarn
 -7 oz
  I picked up these yarns at Monarch Knitting which was about a 20 minute walk from Cannery Row.  
This Italian yarn- 
is going to be a beautiful shawl 
for yours truly!

 These skeins of Tandem yarn by Tahki Yarns are going to be two light summer scarves for my daughter and I.  The blue is her perfect shade and matches her eyes perfectly!
Once I got home and visited Micheal's, how could I resist these babies?
 These Caron Cakes 
are precious!
What will they be? 
An afghan?
Or maybe a 
shawl/cardigan like this one?
I've never been so happy to be 


  1. I was wondering where you had been! Glad to see you back. It sounds like you had a lot of fun!

    1. Thank you! It's wonderful to be back! It was a lot of fun!

  2. Lovely colours! The Caron cakes remind me of candy corn!

    1. Ha! You're so right, Lucy! I hadn't realized that till I read your comment! Thank you for stopping by and commenting!

  3. Sorry to hear about your dad. You added some beautiful yarn. I don't knit and I still think it's yummy.

    1. Thank you! He's doing so much better - it was a miracle that he could walk my sister down the aisle! I'm more of a crocheter, but am promising myself one day to learn to knit. Those dropped stitches get me every time! :) I appreciate your comments!

  4. Dana Point is beautiful. Love the shadow photos.

    1. You're so right! I was amazed by Dana Point's beauty! I keep asking myself is the trip was a wonderfuld dream! Thank you for commenting!

  5. congratulations on all the good things - the yarn is beautiful

    1. Thank you, Maggie! I'm eager to finish some WIPs to get started on it! Thank you for commenting!

  6. Love your Advent calendar! Glad to hear of your Dad's recovery and the family wedding/vacay.

    1. Thank you for your kind comments! It's great to be back! I'm enjoying catching up on your blog posts!