Though I sometimes use it as such! Because my brother and his family came to visit – and he is my little (youngest) brother – I must set a good example – So I did some cleaning and organizing of my house.
There was also a selfish purpose – with my brother here to help, my father could take care of a couple of specialized fixes that needed doing. My plan worked perfectly.
Soften them – my brother and father - up with a great meal the first night and get them to work for another (hopefully) great supper the second night! I love it when a plan comes together!
You may remember the Bathroom Reno last year. I wanted Stained Glass for the windows. Poppies to match my Mother’s Petit Point – which I “stole” from my father – he had two!
I went to Cheeky Monkey Glassworks - a glass studio in town and found the perfect pattern. Then I got to pick the colours of glass! That took a long time – there were so many choices. It was going to take a month before the pieces were ready.
The time frame wasn’t a problem. The glass pieces were my Christmas Present. I could wait! It has been harder to wait for the glass to be hung! It was a two person job and my husband is not handy and my father did not want to do it by himself and so life goes on! They were worth the wait!
I did some other organizing. I repurposed a Quilt Rack - given to me by a friend who had just downsized - for some of my shawls.
Another friend has also downsized and she gave me these two gorgeous little antique cupboards. When I first got them I asked my father where he thought they should go – he was very helpful – he had a spot at his place that would be perfect!
I finally decided where they were going – one to each corner of my dresser - the dresser now has quite the vintage feel! I don’t know what I will do when I downsize! I may need to upsize instead!!
With my brother visiting this last weekend has been very busy and I haven’t done a lot of knitting. It didn’t help that I decided that I needed to rework the last 4 -5 inches of a shawl I was working on. I am waiting until this evening to rip it back. I was having pattern and yardage issues – no real mistakes – just design decisions. So out it comes but I had to wait a bit and make sure that was really what it needed! After two days – no change – it is still what it needs so out it comes! Three or Four days of knitting for naught!
I did knit a pair of little booties yesterday. They are quite gorgeous. A great little project to learn a little bit about beading with pre-strung beads and create a gift for a new baby as well.
We got the new Angora Haze in from Rowan – a soft, hazy 4-ply. I really wanted to work with it and as I am also working on the store fall classes, what could I come up with that would cover both!? Beaded Booties seemed like the answer.
We walked at Long Lake yesterday. It was a lazy kind of walk; ate a few blackberries; they are ripening rapidly; watched the bee’s at work and the dragonflies dance over the blackberry bushes. Did you know that Dragonflies like to eat the blackberries!?
Back to work today! it has been a great B.C. Day long weekend! I hope that your weekend was as well!