Tuesday, May 12, 2015


I hope all my blog friends had a wonderful Mothers Day, celebrating with family and/or friends who might be mothers.  I'm not a mom but I had a wonderful weekend with my own dear mom.  We attended the EGA meeting and stitch in on Saturday and went to brunch with my DH prior. 

Sunday my folks and I went to the beautiful picturesque Club Continental on the St Johns River for brunch.  It is a private club, an old estate home that the Palmolive Soap family built back in the early 1920's.  We love going there for special occasions and Mothers Day with my dear mom is certainly a special occasion.
I wish my dad had gotten more of the lovely fountain but I got it in my shot of them.  My DH was sick and didn't make it for brunch.

 I'm schlepping along on the Laura J Perrin np piece.  I had a counting error but am back on track - just hadn't had much time to work on it.
I had bigger fish to fry so to speak.  I found out my DF Linda's daughter and only grandbaby were coming to Florida to visit.  The sweet little baby girl and I share the same birthday so I wanted to make her something special for her birthday.  The little dress is a Knitbot pattern called Sweet Pleats.  You can't see my pleats (shoot I might have the taken the back of the dress) but I'll have to say they were sure fussy to make.  The dress is made out of worsted weight linen from Quince and Co. - Kestrel in the color sand.  I presented the gift today and both mom and grandmother were so pleased.  Now I am praying it fits over the baby's head (sigh) !  What I know about babies - you could store in a thimble.

Guess what time it is ??????  It's almost Camp Loopy time.  Yes that annual mad knitting scramble to complete a designated project in a 1 month time period.  Three projects in the good ole summertime.
A local group of friends - we call ourselves the Bee Eyes (you know BI - bad influence) and we have been knitting together for Camp Loopy for a few summers now.  Here is my first choice for June.
Sheri the owner of the Loopy Ewe  sets the parameters for each month.  This year we are all going on a virtual safari and the projects will all have something to do with, the first project has to have a minimum of 400 yards of any type, weight yarn.  It has to be something that invokes visions of a safari to you.  My choice is Fable Fibers Story, I have some in stash but have never knit with this yarn before.  If at all possible - I try to use a new-to-me yarn for Camp Loopy every summer.  Sheri give s nice discount if you order yarn for camp and if you complete all 3 projects she gives a nice bonus skein of yarn in the fall.

So - there is not really much new in my world.  I have been stitching some but not enough to show any progress photos.  I am close to being done with LHN Queen of Hearts but decided to just wait and show a finish photo.
Hope everything is right in your world and you are looking ahead to living easy in the good ole summertime!


Margaret said...

Sorry Jody was sick for Mother's Day. I'm glad you got to go out for a special treat with your mom though. You look so cute together! Love your NP project so far -- so pretty! And the knitted dress -- so cute! I'm going to have to look the pattern up. So is linen hard to knit with? I'm leery of trying it. I like the bounciness and stretchiness of wool. lol! Love that Fable Fibers color! Good luck with your Camp Loopy projects this summer! I always enjoy watching what you make!

Mary said...

Looks like a lovely Mother's Day Mel! Thanks for posting the link to the Continental Club - if we're ever up that way, it's nice to know where to go.

Gwen said...

Looks like a lovely visit with your parents. great progress on your SAL project. I am loving the dress, hope you will be able to post a pic of it being worn.

Rugs and Pugs said...

Great pictures!!! Thanks for sharing.
That little dress is just TOO CUTE!
Hugs :)

The Inspired Stitcher said...

Hope DH is feeling better. It sounds like you had a nice outing with the fam. Love the knitting. I'm still in awe. Have a good rest of the week

Chocolates4Breakfast (TerriBoog) said...

What a great post, Mel! So sorry that your Jody was sick for Mother's Day - the place sounds lovely! Great pic of you and your mom, even if the fountain isn't in view!
I LOVE the little dress you knit for your friends DD! The color and style are just wonderful!
Good luck with all your Camp Loopy projects. It's always fun to see what you create!

Vonna, The Twisted Stitcher said...

What a darling photo of your sweet mom and your sweet self! :) Your Daddy and Mama make a handsome couple too! What a darling dress for the baby of your DF's daughter! Its getting very close for us to make our annual trip to Florida! :) Can't wait!!!

Susan said...

Mel. The dress is so cute! Hope you get a picture of the baby wearing it. Move the colors in your Laura J. Perrin piece. "Bee Eyes" is too funny! Looking forward to seeing those Camp Loopy projects.

Jackie said...

Your LJP project is looking great!

I'm so sorry I missed seeing your mom last weekend! Great photo of the two of you. I sure hope J is feeling better by now.

Marjo said...

Your yarn colors are yummy! I love the little dress as well! Glad you had a great time with your folks for Mother's Day.

Karoline said...

Sounds like you had a great time with your Mum for Mothers Day, shame your DH was ill.

The baby dress is very cute, I look forward to seeing your camp Loopy projects