Sewing--or rather some embroidery work on my bom's--
I have gotten each of the Tis the Season blocks stitched up with in the month they were due--
but have not gotten borders on them--
and another month--
and another one--
and this month's--
now the problem is--
I do not know if I want to do a whole quilt with them--
or use them to make some table runners/wall hangings and such with the blocks????
(and yes--I did not iron them before I took there photo's--I knew there was something I was suppose to do first!!!!)
Today I got 3 months worth of the Northwoods blocks traced out that I am embroidering--
and boy does this collection have alot of stitching---
here is one of the month's that I did get done--this was an easy month!!!
Now I have done a bit o' reading lately--
first I did read this one--
I enjoyed this book--the first part more so than the last I think--but all of it was good!!!!
and as we talk a moment about knitting--
I ended up unknitting 14 rows of the back of the pink vest--
just wasn't happy with the knitting and the count kept coming up wrong--
And here is the second book--
and I read this one in two days!!!!!!!
what a delightful book--
and now I will reveal another one of my May's birthday gifts to me!!!
as we look behind the book Hitty--
we actually find------
my very own Hitty doll--
she has her own special chair to watch me sew and knit --
and to keep an eye on that Miss Gracie!!!
and she has a Jane Austin outfit too!!!!
(hey--when one wants to 'spoil' herself--she can do it in a big way--
at least once in a lifetime!!!!)
Next to Hitty in the little doll china cabinet --is this dolly--
and here is a better photo of the baby--
I have had this baby doll for a long time and the little blanket she is in came with her--
I do believe that it is the actual blanket that came on the doll when she was boughten by someone--
I probably picked her up at a yard sale--like I said years ago--
the little cradle has been another treasure from a sale but only a couple years ago!!!
the little pink rocker has also lived with me a long time now!!!!
and to all my 'flower' lovers--
Well--gonna take a walk with the camera and see 'who' I can shot tonight!!!
be good and smile--
Hugs, Di and that silly cat Miss Gracie--