Monday, December 23, 2013


Those are words in a favorite Christmas song. 

Greetings everyone - I hope you are all prepared for Christmas - I am not of course, still have wrapping to do but not much because we are not doing much this year and I have a very small family so . . . .

I hope everyone has been having a great holiday season - I had not had much to post about so I've been absent from blogland in December - just popping in here and there checking blogs I read.

I have a few finishes to show you and a few WIP's that I have been working on this month.

I am very disappointed - I don't know how to fix the photo being upside down.  I saved it on my PC right side up.  It shows in my photos folder correctly but when I download it to my blog it reverts back to being upside down.  I am getting so discouraged with blogging lately.
You can still see the beautiful color of the Butterfly Shawl .  It was an Art Yarns KAL earlier this fall.  Don't ask me why I didn't complete it, I just didn't till the other night and I thought - get this thing done before the end of the year.  The close up might show the butterfly-like edging.  The yarn is Zara Hand Dyed by Art Yarns for any knitters who might be interested.
This is a cute little box top pin cushion I made for DF Starr.  Her husband makes these beautiful boxes and she wanted something to go on the box top.  It was quite a challenge to find something that small.  I chose the SB freebie sheep pattern.  I have some decorative JABC pins to add to the box but they have not come in yet.

Here is a closer photo of the box - I did the finishing myself and I am quite proud of how it came out.  I used purple chenille for the finishing of the edge.  I am not much of a finisher but I think if it doesn't require a sewing machine, with persistence and time - I can probably make it work out.
There are more things I wanted to show you - some pretty WIP's but if they are upside down - it would just be stupid to post the photos.  I am going to try and maybe download the app for IPads and start trying to use that.  Keep the photos and everything all on my ipad instead of trying to transfer the photos from my phone to my PC and then having all these issues with formatting.  This never occurred until I upgraded from XP to Windows 7.  If anyone has any helpful hints please do share them with me. 
Well - I am going to let this be it - I mainly wanted to wish all my friends in blogland a very Merry Christmas.  I hope you all get lots of pretty things for Christmas and have fun and don't forget some quiet time with your needles and hooks.


Gwen said...

Hi Melody, Your shawl is gorgeous, makes me wish I was a better knitter.
I hate when I have blogging format issues they seem to come out of nowhere, with no rhyme or reason. Try making a copy of your pic and save it upside down. Load the upside down version and see if it post in the right orientation. HTH

Merry Christmas!

Laurie in Iowa said...

Your Butterfly Shawl is gorgeous no matter which way the photo is oriented!
Wishing you and your loved ones a very Merry Christmas.

Rugs and Pugs said...

Gorgeous shawl. You are knitter extraordinaire!
Merry Christmas!
Hugs :)

Jackie's Stitches said...

Love the shawl Melody. The way the color changes knit up in pattern is absolutely beautiful! You did a fantastic job on the box too. I think you ARE a finisher! Look at all you've done this year! Wishing you and your family a happy and safe holiday! See you soon!

Beehive Needleworks said...

Your handwork projects, be them upside-down or right-side up, are ALWAYS gorgeous Mel! It is quite a pleasure to follow along on all of your adventures with loops and stitches.
Wishing you and your loved ones a holiday season overflowing with love and joy!
Sending warmest hugs your way ...
Judy xo

Margaret said...

That shawl is so gorgeous! Love the little SB piece you made for your friend's box too. Have a wonderful Christmas and a happy, healthy New Year!

krayolakris said...

Mel, you ARE a finisher! Everything is so pretty. The upside down photos are a apple-to-windows issue but I don't know the cure...yet.

Ellen said...

Gorgeous shawl and a wonderful finish for your friend.

Wishing you and your family a very Merry Florida Christmas.

Anne said...

It's a gorgeous shawl!! I use Picasa and post the photos from there. Don't seem to have that problem although I did when I uploaded from the computer. Picasa is an easy to use photo editor and a lot of fun to use. When you right click a photo, you can upload the photo right to blogger then when you post, click on use Picasa and voila! your photo is there right side up!!

Merry Christmas to you and your family!!

Karoline said...

Gorgeous shawl and the box top is lovely

I hope you had a great Christmas