Cardiac Collage is coming along, it's growing both in numbers of pieces and size of the pieces. You can see some irregularity in shapes due to some slightly different texture with the various yarns...one problem when you use bits and pieces. But, I think when things are pieces together and playing off each other...then it get's laundered and blocked, it will be alright. I'm enjoying the pieces parts, the mish mosh look to it. The irregularity to it, speaks to cardiac events. (participating in Slow Sunday Stitch, see blog badge in right side bar--yippee, haven't been able to participate for several weeks, and just realized, thought the link is correct and the badge is correct, I've been referring to it as Slow Stitch Sunday...oophs)
I mentioned in my last post (please scroll back if you missed it), things you can use toilet paper rolls for. Mentioned that I had saved several pictures of things that seemed like a good idea to me....but, could only find one (the bird seed thing in the last post). YIPPEE in a totally unrelated file I stumbled onto some of the other pictures I thought I'd saved. And, this is one of them. Depending on where you live, this isn't one you can do much with now...but come next Spring. Now I didn't read the article about this idea, but think...once you start the seeds you could plant the whole roll? Vs having to to try and remove the seedlings? Thoughts??
Been awhile since I've posted about another enjoyable British series or movie. Since I've been able to be a bit more active, less sitting and icing...equates to less watch my ipad. That, and I was out of town for two weeks. I had started watching this several week prior and just now got back to it. Finished watching it last night. Sweet sweet movie. Very enjoyable, but than what's not to like with both Judi Dench and Maggie Smith! Highly recommend this.
For my cross stitching friends. A gift I made long ago for a shower gift. Long enough ago, pre-digital, so this is a scan of a an picture, thus the quality is lacking.
Headway, even if minimal with my drop stitch (elongated garter stitch) shawl. You can see the two cakes of yarn are basically the same colors but different intensities or different levels of how vibrant the colors are. I think it will be an interesting look.........at least I hope so, as the fiber was $$$$$. It's super soft, fingering. The lighter version is BAAH New York, (Island Sorbet) 400yards, (100% SW Merino) the darker version is Swanky Sock 378 yards (10% cashmere, 10% nylon and 80% superwash merino Magpie, a local in the Park City area from my understanding. You can see the pattern beginning to show with small drops, than larger drops...light and dark. You can also the dreaded needles I moan about in the last post, Loops and Threads. See how the cord won't lay flat at all...
And more importantly look at the significant bump where the cords joins the needle. Horrible things. Happy to say it's knitted off those needles onto the wonderful ChiaoGoo.......what a difference. No bump to work over and the cord does NOT coil. Worth paying twice as much. Note to self, that's a mistake you don't repeatl