Friday, March 18, 2011

My Weekend Carrier

I finally finished this little purse. I am going to use to carry my toothbrush and toiletries. It will look terrific in my suitcase and also give me a thrill for my adventures. It measures 6 1/2" x 8". It is made of silk (inside lining as well as the back piece of the purse) and the petit point is wool. I like the idea of the rooster. Rooster always seem to have so much energy. Maybe I can channel that energy?

Tuesday, March 15, 2011

Frida, My Darling Dog

This is my Frida when she was only 4 months old. I was going through my photos and came across this one. I sat there and laughed and cried all at the same time. Can you believe those ears. I do have to say that the ears were important to me. I wanted her ears to stand up. I went to the vet and he gave me Calcium tablets to make her ears stand up. And here is the final outcome. These ears are the same size as her face. Isn't it funny?

Monday, March 7, 2011

What is it About Cats?

I finally clear the decks so that I can cut this fabric and what do I see? Yes, it is Chester. This has happened my whole life with cats. It seems that whatever I am interested in, they are in the middle of it. Yesterday I was trying to figure out how I can lay the pattern out on this narrower than usual fabric, and there was Penelope right on top of the paper. Over a life time I have had to resort to locking the cat out of the room. Then I am plagued with guilt. My precious darling has to stay away from me! Will he forgive me or hold his love for ransom? Right now, Penelope is rubbing my shoulder because I have not given her lunch. Well, back to their schedule. I know who rules!

Thursday, March 3, 2011

As the Days Pass

I have been very busy with "people" clothes lately. But it seems that just when I finish, I have to deliver them. Lucy, my granddaughter received two skirts. I did post those because I had the time. But my Darling Niece's daughter had a Birthday Party. My grandchildren and I were supposed to go to Bakersfield to the In-Laws house were the party was going to occur. Since I would have to travel over the Angeles Mountains and snow was forecasted, the trip was cancel. I had to hurry to finish the pajamas and then mail them to Bakersfield. I did not have time to photograph. This photo was taken at the party. I heard how Annie immediately ran into her bedroom to change into the pajamas. I was so happy. It seems that I don't always understand what children Really want and when I hit it right, I am delighted.

Since I had made two skirts for Lucy, I did not want Hollis to feel unloved. I puzzled over this and Hollis is a child that has specific desires and to just make something, any old thing, would not do. Then a couple of nights later, last week, I knew exactly what I would make. I would make a robe and it would look just like a Jedi Knight Warrior robe. I made it out of brown fleece. I finished it 5 minutes before I had to leave for my breakfast at Hollis' house. He was really tickled. In fact, when he saw it, he laughed and laughed. Then I knew he liked it. I don't have a photo of Hollis and can't show how happy he was.

My son just sent me a photo of Hollis, yeah!!