Saturday Catch Up!

Sometimes life seems to get in the way, and that is exactly what has happened to me this past week.  I have even creative, just not as much as I usually am and it’s been due to my work life.  I am quite blessed to work from home, which allows me time in the morning to work on projects but this week, and the next few weeks, I am not going to have that luxury as I have early morning hours.  

I did manage to finish my crocheted scarf, which is being blocked at the moment with better pictures coming soon (I promise).  I used the entire skein of my Anzula  Squishy (385 yards of fingering weight) for this project, and ended the last row with about  a 10” tail to weave into the scarf. This yarn is so soft and will be so lovely to wear.

I have now started to focus on my Emily Scarf that I mentioned earlier.  I love CJ Brady’s crochet designs.  They are always so well written and give beautiful results! If you like to crochet, I do recommend her designs which can be found on Etsy and Ravelry.

I forgot to mention that I finished the first half of the fiber I was spinning, a Targhee Blend from Sherrill of the 1764 Shepherdess.  I ended up with a small skein of 65 yards worsted weight that I chain plied.  Seeing my photo makes me want to start spinning the other half, which I really need to do.

I am not doing much else and still have a few unfinished embroidery projects to tend to as well.    I also want to make Ann Wood’s sweet little needle book that I have seen many photos of circulating around Instagram.  There are so many beautiful variations by such talented people… if you are on Instagram, check out the hashtag #annwoodpattern  and #annwoodhandmade.

 I’m in love with my little needle book and plan to take it pretty much everywhere for the rest of my life. There are more of these books in my future, for needles and ideas and memories. It is good winter evening sewing. – Ann

I have been looking through my fabric stash and leftover pieces and found linen and a few pieces of Lecien fabric that I think would be perfect for Ann’s needle book project.  I even think I might have a bit of lace or vintage linens that I can incorporate too!

I am thinking of including a monogram for my needle book and I am super excited that I finally got a used copy of Susan O’Connors book, Monograms – The Art of Embroider Letters.  This book is filled with beautiful inspiration and history!

What have you been working on this week?

Until next time, be creative!

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