Monday, November 29, 2010

The Betty Bag Project

My mother-in-law's best friend died last spring. She was an master seamstress and taught me how to make tote bags. Betty was in the process of making bags for our local domestic violence shelter to give to women staying there. She got ill and was unable to continue. I received a lot of Betty's fabric when my mother-in-law helped pack up Betty's craft room. To honor Betty we have committed to make Betty Bags for the shelter and fill each one with basic toiletries. My hope is we can do this as a continuing project and make sure each woman coming to the shelter has some basic comfort items in honor of Betty. We have sewn and filled ten bags to deliver on December 1st.

Camping Now and Then...

See that young father in the photo with the 2 little kids... Well 30 some years later and the old folks re-discovered camping. Note the knitter kayaking!

Tuesday, August 31, 2010

Whoa! Down Girl!

I am seriously on a shawl kick. Started vortex with some Ella Rae Lace Weight and am starting the EZ 100th Anniversary Pi Shawl - Camping tomorrow with the Scary Lace kal on Ravelry. It seemed too appropraite since this is the summer of re-discovering the joys of camping! We head out Thursday for our next adventure, woohoo knitting by the fire!

Monday, August 16, 2010

Simple Pleasures

Reed and I have rediscovered camping after a twenty year hiatus. These pics are from last weekends'trip to Parker's Creek at Jordan Lake. Only about twenty minutes from our house and absolutely lovely. Our site had a little private beach, perfect for a midnight swim. We took the kayaks out and did some bird watching. The weather was perfect and Reed loves to cook so I sat around the campfire knitting. The sunrise pic's are Reed's I slept through it. The last picture is my dear sis' cupcake which was fun to make and made it to Ft. Lauderdale with out incident.

Thursday, July 22, 2010

The Collapse

Today I walked on the North Carolina Museum of Art Greenway at lunch despite it being a very hot 96 degrees. Thought I would share two of my favorite things, this wonderful sculpture titled Collapse I by artist Ledelle Moe and my cashmere scarf. This voluptuous beauty is crafted of steel and concrete while the scarf is JoJoland cashmere in Scarf with the striped border from Weldon's, Volume 5, 1890 (Victorian Lace Today).