Friday, May 31, 2019

Friday Finishes!

I hope everyone had a good week, mine was up and down. The up was time with my grandsons, the down was Bill's surgery was messed up, so his eyesight is worse. Now he has to wait for that to heal up before they do another one.

Another good thing is my ability to make things, that keeps me sane and even if they are small items, it was nice to have some new things to enjoy. The first thing I finished was a small braided mat for Moki's bowl. It is the perfect size to sit in front of the corner cabinet and more homey looking than the junk rug I had.

This is a great way to use up old wool that is not great for hooking or applique. The green was given to me and the moths got to it, but it still works in braids. It measures 22' x 16" and I realize, it kills my bad arm, so if I make big ones, I will have to work on them a bit at a time. I messed up on the end, but I just wanted to finish it and it is good enough.

I also made up a stitchery, a lavender pillow which went into the box of wool strips, that I rolled up. The lavender keeps the wool, fresh smelling and moths do not like it. The design is by Diane Knott for Lori's facebook group, Humble Work Hand Embroidery. There was more to the design, but I wanted to keep it simple. I used colored pencils before I stitched and a twisted yarn around the edge. It measures 5 1/2" x 3 1/2".

Today I got all my paint supplies out of my sewing room and set my machine back on the desk. Next I will clean up and organize and start practicing on my quilter and prepping some new pieces, time to quilt.

Saturday we went to the boy's birthday. I got Nick a  Vtech smart watch and Alex got a fun kid's watch. Nick's can take photos and video, so he can use it when we go to the beach or on hikes. Their party was at a science center, so they did experiments and got to make slime, to take home. Alex was more interested in getting a cupcake.

It is always good to see the boys having fun.

On Sunday we took the boys out and got a slip and slide and other fun things to have a fun day in the yard. Then their dad said he wanted us to come back for an early dinner, so we ended up at their house for a Birthday dinner for Bill. We gave Ivy a gift certificate for her Birthday and she got a new fire pit. This time my son made a dinner I could eat, so it was nice to relax and let them do all the work and spend time together.

I hope you all have a wonderful weekend.


Fiona said...

What a pity about Bills surgery... I hope he isn't too uncomfortable.... I love the braided mat... things like that are so useful... The science centre sounds a wonderful place for a party… what fun...

Nancy said...

Your green braided rug is gorgeous! I love the colors you used.

Karen said...

The braided rug does not look messed up at all. And it does put use to wool that is damaged or something not your favorite color.

TheCrankyCrow said...

What a bummer about Bill’s surgery. Sure hope they get it right next time. Kinda scary, huh? Great project finishes once again...Your wool strips are lucky indeed. It looks like there were some great birthday celebrations all around.... Those boys are too stinking adorable. ~Robin~

Susan said...

I'm so sorry about Bill's surgery. It seems to just go on and on! How long is the healing time required? Those boys are cute, and I'm with Alex on the cupcake getting! I'm glad you found some time to be creative, since I always find that helps with stress and frustration. =)

Rugs and Pugs said...

So sorry about Bill's surgery. Hopefully the next one can be done soon with great success.

Rock River Stitches said...

Sorry about the surgery. How frustrating. Hope all goes well next time! That braided mat is perfect! And looks like so much fun with your grandsons! Have a wonderful weekend!