Somewhere over the rainbow

We saw this rainbow on our drive home on Sunday. Didn't know it was a double one until I looked at the pictures on the computer. You can see the faint second one in the last photo.


Rippling over

I finished up the second baby blanket last night. As the one edge there shows, I need to wash and block them, then they will be ready to go.

On to my next crochet obsession -- granny squares from a miss-matched lot wool tapestry yarn.

The plastic box I'm using to organize it all cost more than the actual yarn. It will make pulling individually pieces out of my bag much easier though. I had enough trouble keeping the 6 balls of yarn for the ripple blankets neat in the bag.
These are all 12" strands.


Road trip

We're leaving this chicken coop...

... for some fun in the sun.
See you next week!


Evening work

Most nights, after the boys are settled into their beds (all but the oungest who still falls asleep in our bed) you can find me in my own watching tv and either crocheting or really wasting a lot of time playing Solitaire on the laptop.

Organizing the studio yesterday actually motivated me to use my time more wisely and get going on one of those planned, but unfinished projects.
I made refrigerator magnets by sammiching illustration from vintage children's books inside slide mounts and gluing a magnet to the back. Turned out to be a really quick and easy project -- once the youngest settled down and stopped touching everything I was using.

They'll be going up on Etsy when I get the chance but if you see a set you must have, just contact me or leave a comment. A set of four is $5 including shipping costs.

Reminiscent of the altered dominos I made a year ago. Since I have multiple sets of black dominos maybe that can be the project for tonight....


Uncovered goodies

It is amazing what ones finds when one puts her mind to cleaning her studio....

Besides a bin full of children's books and assorted paper ephemera that had been in storage and is now being readied for Etsy, I found a bag of vintage linens and silverware I bought who knows when.

These are sheer, chiffon-y fabrics probably from the 70s . I'd love to make some tops or skirts from them. Anyone have any really easy patterns to use?

A black geometric cotton, plus 3 "eyelet" fabrics.

Cocktail napkins, a hanky, "bread" liner and two other crocheted pieces.

Cotton floral fabric plus two tea towels with unique trim detail.

When at the thrift store, I have the most fun digging through mismatched flatware looking for the good stuff.

This was the best I've ever found at once.I especially like the baby spoon.

See the knife on the right. It is from American Airlines.

These 3 long spoons match. Are they ice tea spoons?

This pretty pair are a small fork and knife. I was so hoping to find the matching spoon but didn't.

To make room for all the books I now have to upload to Etsy, I've moved quite a bit to the "Now Half Off" section of my store. Go look for some really good deals!