I could be a baker:
My brand new GE stove. Oh it’s delicious I tell you! They installed it today after we complained about our previous oven, (that must have been here since they built these complexes), wasn’t working properly. (Gotta love having friends in management huh?)
My first sewing project since the 7th grade: A DPN Needle Case for my Monkey Sock Pal. I used the needle cases my grandmother made for me as a template and designed them for double pointed needles. (It is a sock swap you know.)
And a picture of the backing which is a dark brown courdoroy, (sp?)
Needless to say I’m addicted to fabric already. I bought enough fabric to make three more cases when I bought monkey fabric. But then yesterday, I went back to JoAnn’s because they’d give us oodles of 40% off coupons for fabrics, notions, containers and craft items. (Mind you, last week I went to Michael’s and bought $30 worth of Halloween ornaments and paints, crayons, and other stuff for Jem.) Anyway, I left JoAnn’s spending about $60!!! I bought more cord, some cool dog print fabric and a few yards of Pooh Bear baby blanket fabric for Scout’s baby blanket. (My grandmother made me my baby blanket which I had until 7th grade when I lost it on Halloween night. My mom made Jem his baby blanket which he still uses, and she made me this really cool blanket too. One side was fuzzy Raggedy Ann and Andy prints and the other was a sheet that matched my bedset. My friend borrowed it and never gave it back and now my mom refuses to make me one. So I’ll have to make Scout’s and one for me!)
In other news, I got my sock project bag from Momma Monkey, in the mail yesterday and I totally ♥ it! I really wanted one with Siamese cats, but I know sometimes specific fabric is hard to come by. But these cats were just too cute to resist! So if you need a small sock bag, this is most definitely what you need to get:
And my Koigu Monkeys are coming along nicely:
I finished the back to the Tilted Duster, but it’s awfully ugly just sitting there, (all the bind offs), so I’ll wait til I get the fronts done before showing you a picture. The good news is that while the Peruvia is a bit fuzzy, it doesn’t bother me as much as I’d thought.
And that’s about it. I have a lot of blogs and groups and swaps I need to catch up on. So I’m off!
P.S.: I sold a number of stitch marker sets last week at the LYS and made a bunch more for the SnB tomorrow night. Whatever doesn’t sell will be posted in the shop on Saturday. Be on the look out, there are some great new markers!