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Thursday, April 28, 2011

Royal Wedding Celebration

Union Jack has been hung out to air, scones (pronounced scons) freshly baken, china plates, butter and jam ready to go -- a Scottish treat for my workmates tomorrow to help commemorate the wedding of Prince William and Catherine. I'll miss the carnival-like atmosphere that is sure to be felt all around the British Isles much like the Queen's Coronation in 1952; even though I was young, the lovely memories linger on - we had a fabulous street party and all of the children were given tins of toffee with the Queen's picture on a Union Jack background. Happy days.

Tuesday, April 12, 2011

New Bag

My wrist cast is OFF! Haven't had a lot of time lately as my Mom has been ill and I still must "favor" my wrist for a couple of weeks. Even though I haven't been able to felt or use my machines quite yet, I managed to finish this bag which was my very first project on the Brother 260. When you "full" (shrink in the washing machine) knitted wool it shrinks quite a bit and I wanted this bag to be a really firm and hard fabric so I washed it twice and it shrunk at least 50%. A crochet ruffled flower in seafoam with orange mohair ruffly edging was added to spice things up as well as a little of the same color along the top edge; the leaf was a piece of felt leftover from a previous project. The lining is a lovely orange/gold upholstery fabric and I added plenty of pockets.