I bought a print at Carolina Fiber Fest a couple of weekends ago of a painting by Ken McNeill. He's a local artist, and his artwork was chosen to be the cover for this year's Maryland Sheep & Wool Festival. He was extremely nice and was more than happy to take a picture with me and my two friends Michiele and Peggy, who also bought the same print (no wonder we get along so well).
|It's called "B-ewe-tiful Family".|
|Yeah, I know it's not perfectly centered, but I can live with it.|
Anyway, I had it stored away because I couldn't figure out how to actually display it, when it dawned on me I could just frame it. So that's the second frame I bought Saturday, and I really like the result. I also needed a place for Swatch, Rosie, and Bobbin to sit, so I put up a little shelf that had been just sitting in a corner of our bedroom and put the framed lace on that as well instead of actually hanging it.
Sunday was a day of finishing. I finished my niece's first communion veil late last week, so it needed to be blocked so I can drop it by their house this week because the first communion is this coming Saturday. (No, I didn't cut it close, whatever do you mean?) You'll have to wait until after the event for pictures though.
I sewed buttons on the little tunic/dress I just finished for my granddaughter. It was supposed to for Easter, but I just got around to buying the buttons last week, so she'll be getting her Easter basket a little late. Hopefully I'll get it and the other Easter items I have shipped to Texas sometime this week.
|Cute little button|
|Aren't they lovely? This is what they looked like going into the wash.|
|Insert sobbing here|
In an effort to end this post on a happy note...I finished the pair of socks I've been knitting recently tonight. I made these a lot taller than I usually wear my socks because I wanted to get to all the colors on this yarn. We'll see if they actually stay up when I wear them, but at least I have a new pair to add to the drawer.