I have written this post and deleted it so many times - I forgot my original train of thought - however before I get side tracked - I wanted to announce my BIG rug finish. My scarecrow is finished. My trouble with getting this post done previously was when I downloaded my photos and then tried to add my notes to each photo - I was unable to do so - so an apology now in case my photos are just all in a row with no remarks on each as is my particular preference when posting.
The other big finish I had the end of July was the Camp Loopy 2 project for July. And So Are You a beautiful green shawlette using Swan Lake 100% organic merino fingering yarn. It was fun to knit and I finished just under the wire on 7/30
I am already embroiled in my final camp project for this year. Greta a vest - the challenge for August was to use any yarn any pattern but it had to be 800 yards or more - whew ! what a challenge for me to do an 800+ yard project in a month but I'm giving my all. I am using a new to me yarn - Lornas Laces Haymarket which is a lovely 100% Blue Faced Leiceister yarn in a very dark navy,hunter green with tinges of deep burgandy/purple.
I also wanted to give a plug for my EGA chapter's blog - http://duclayega.blogspot.com/ Please pop by and take a look at our lovely exhibit that is mounted now at the Orange Park library. Member and friend Jackie did a great blog post on the exhibit and she also documented our recent "taste of " workshop which focused on wool applique. I finished my project in this mini workshop and I will show a photo of that also.
Wish me luck on getting this thing posted - I would love to hear if any of you have had similiar issues with posting and can tell me how you resolved things. Thanks as always for dropping by my blog and for leaving your comments.
Here is my first attempt at wool applique using a blanket stitch and Valdani perle - it's not perfect but it was SO much fun to do. It fits my Dovo 6" scissors very nicely. Everything was provided by our duClay EGA chapter to finish the project and for only $5 - what a deal !!!!!! We are very proud of the "mini taste of " workshops our chapter has been able to provide to members and guests to introduce them to new techniques and adventures in needlework. So friends - I am going to let this post stand as it and quit trying to clean things up - I am so scared I am going to lose what I have done and be back to square one. I've been trying to make this happy post since July - it's not often that I have a rug finish and I have been anxious to share that news with my blog friends. Hope you all have a great coming weekend ~ ~ ~