Tuesday, August 18, 2009

A TOKEN OF FRIENDSHIP

This past weekend - DF Carol came to stay with me so she could attend the Fall Festival at the Olde Green Cupboard. She brought this darling BBD pin pillow for me. I was thrilled and soooo impressed with Carol's finishing skills -She said it was a breeze - yeah right - that she followed the directions from the book and it came out perfectly - don't you think so too? It is filled with lavender and rosemary and wool and is just so pretty - and look at the lovely delicate fabric on the back. I love how the dyeing came out - just perfect Carol.

Needless to say - we had a wonderful time with our sampler guild friends. There were lots of people coming thru - mostly quilters but we did try to convert every one we met to stitchers and er - Yep Hookers! I was demo-ing rug hooking for the cupboard instead of stitching.

The following day was rug guild so I had a full weekend of pulling loops and got a lot done on the backround of Merrie. I'm getting so much hooking done lately that I have not been getting much forward progress on my stitching projects.

As soon as it gets 10 degrees cooler - I know the "oh fall is coming" knitting bug will be hitting me. It always does this time of year - when all the fall knitting yarns and magazines come out - WATCH OUT - I'll be heading to the LYS to peruse all the wonderful new wools. I already have joined a SAL for a wonderful challenging cape out of the fall Vogue Knitting mag. It is using a wonderful Alpaca/wool blend which I have been dying to try.

So friends - please drop me a note and let me know you stopped by for a visit. I enjoy every one of you so much.

7 comments:

Siobhan said...

Oh wow, what a fabulous pillow! It is so sweet. I'm glad to hear that you had such a good weekend, Melody. I hope that you'll share some new pics of Merrie soon!

Stef said...

What a sweet little pyn pillow! Lucky you, it's lovely!

Jean in Georgia said...

What a beautiful pin pillow! Enjoy it. :)

Margaret said...

Oh I love it! What a sweet gift! Can't wait to see more on Merrie!

Jackie said...

It is a gorgeous pin pillow! I had no idea when I saw it that it was stuffed with lavender and rosemary...those are 2 scents my scent sensitive nose can handle. They smell SO good. You definitely have a talented friend!

Susan said...

What a lovely gift! I loved hearing about your weekend and I'll look forward to seeing a progress pic of Merrie. Can't wait to see the new knitting project, too!

Karoline said...

What a gorgeous pillow, glad your weekend was a success.