According to the weather channel, Washington State is the hottest state in the country. We even beat out Arizona and Florida! It was in the upper 80's yesterday and it is supposed to be even hotter today. I did turn the central A/C on yesterday as it was almost too hot to sleep the night before. It's very early for this and I'm pretty sure it will be short-lived, but I am enjoying the bright blue skies and cloudless days.
I've been keeping busy. I finished one of the dishcloths for May. It's supposed to be a bouquet of flowers, but I just can't see it, can you? The pattern didn't have a picture with it so I realize I was taking a chance but it sounded pretty. :-)
These two Granny's Favorite dishcloths were gifts for the nurses who did my tests on Monday. I was knitting on a dishcloth while waiting for my appointment and one of them commented that she had recieved one as a Christmas gift and loved it but didn't know where she could buy one. I asked her what her favorite color was and decided to make them each a dishcloth. The nuclear technician who did the injections was a man so I gave him the blue petals dishcloth from my last post. I know he's married and it's blue.....
I delivered them this morning and they were so excited and pleased. They asked me to make up a bunch and take them to the office and they would sell them for me. They told me that several of the ladies have mentioned them but don't know where to buy them. I won't make a lot of money, but maybe enough to help with my yarn habit??? It wasn't my intention to sell anything or try to market my dishcloths, I just wanted to say thank you to these three nice people who didn't laugh while I'm sure I made a fool of myself on the treadmill! :-)
Yesterday I went to Hancock fabric where they are having a huge sale on fabric and bought enough material to make two new sundresses. I've worn out all of the ones I have and desperately needed a couple more for summer. I made one yesterday and will make the other one this morning. I love the fabric of the first dress and I have it on right now. What do you think? I think it lools like a beautiful vintage fabric. And I got it for $3.99 a yard on sale! See Chloe there on the floor by my feet? She's never far away from me.
I took some pictures of counted cross stitch pictures that are hang around our house. They were all done well over 20 years ago. My eyes just aren't up to those tiny squares any longer. I thought I would like to share them with you. In the sampler with the people on it you will see our little family as it was in 1988. That was just before Alex was born and so there were just four of us. If you look closely you'll see Bobbie, our cockatiel on my shoulder and Brandy the dog is there too. My, what a long time ago that seems now.
The picture with the swing in the pink frame hung in Mandy's room for years. There were over 40 different colors of green embroidery thread in that picture!
Most things that I made back then were given away. I guess some things don't change much. I apologize again for the photos. I never claimed to be a good photographer, but at least you can get the idea.
And now I need to get busy with the vacumming and dusting so I can make my other dress. The fabric is pretty, but not as nice as the one I showed you. Have a wonderful day and I hope you'll enjoy your weekend.