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Over the weekend it rained and poured and then rained some more. The President’s Cup was in town and they were playing on a cursed golf course.
The legend is that the golf course was built on an Indian burial ground. So, whenever they play a tournament there it just rains the whole weekend. The big annual tournament played here is the Memorial tournament in May and it’s usually raining.
Since it was raining, and we had cleared our calendar to do work around the house / crafty tasks, we canned our plan for mulching. Instead, I set about to all of the sewing, while the boy changed my brakes and rotors and stained a bannister. I put the finishing touches on two baby blankets for a friend – after fighting with both of my sewing machines for way too long. It turns out that my inexpensive sewing machine really prefers to only sew with the nice threads. 🙂
I am a little bit in love with these fabrics and how awesome these blankets turned out. A tiny silly part of me wants to keep them forever! 😀 The pattern is from Jenny Doan of Missouri Star Quilt Co and is very fast and has adorable results! I plan to make many more.
I also worked on some linen towels with decorations like the ones I saw on the Pink Chalk Fabrics blog. I made a test towel for our house and am thinking about making more as Christmas gifts.
I picked up a few mini charms at Ray Stitch in London and decided they would work well as a detail on the towel for our home. I also purchased a Christmas fabric bundle that I’ve begun to turn into a table runner. Just need to add the border and then figure out a backing fabric. I also have some Halloween mini charms that I need to figure out if they will be a towel or a table runner or both. Hmm. Decisions, decisions.
Do you have any fun ideas for mini charm pack projects?
I didn’t get a whole lot of time to work on cross stitch this weekend since it was so overcast and I still need to find a good spot in the house with light for stitching. I did get a few hours in on it last night. Turns out, cross stitch may take longer than knitting for me. 🙂 I’ll need to be sure to dedicate a fair amount of time to this Halloween Sampler weekly if I am going to have it done in time for Halloween! 🙂
I finished the scarf from the worsted weight basket over the weekend and cast on a new project. The new project met the same obstacle as the scarf, where in I got 25% through it and realized it wasn’t going to work. I need to rip it and will probably re-cast on tonight while watching Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D. 🙂 It looks like we’re starting a new Tuesday night tradition around here.