Wednesday, August 24, 2011

Pillow talk? ...

On Monday I finished this pillow. Jane, Margo & I had seen a similar one at Sycamore Farms B&B in Terre Haute and I found a pattern in a book that looked a lot like it. This is definitely not as large as the one we saw but I like it. (It's on a 12" base.)

I've been crocheting recently! Got the book Crocheting for Dummies and have already made a scarf. I tried crochet in the past but never really mastered it (or felt like I was doing it correctly). My sister and I took a crocheted rug class MANY years ago and I have done two crochet rag rugs -- that was fun. So since I can't seem to get a handle on knitting, and wanting to at least make some scarves, I thought I'd give crocheting (the correct way) another try. My first project was a natural gray wool scarf, using some hand-spun wool I purchased at our Guild's fiber fair many years ago. (Actually, I use hanks of wool as decoration and these have been hanging around for a while.) So I got one down and used it ... HEY ... I'm allergic to that stuff! Since I've hooked for years, using 100% wool fabric, this came as a shock to me. But after crocheting steadily over the weekend, I woke up Monday a.m. with itchy hands! ARGH! So yesterday, when I went to Bloomington to get my hair cut, I shopped for other yarns in organic cottons, acrylics, and bamboo. My next project will be a wash cloth. I'm loving it!!!

Soooooooooo ... no hooking on that *#%!*&#% runner rug lately! What to do???!!! I MUST get back to it if I'm to make my goal of getting it hooked and bound before the Christmas holidays. I did a bad thing (don't tell Margo) ... I took it back over to my "work" room. I use the word work in quotes here because not much work has been produced from that location lately! Had been getting a lot done on it when I had it with me here in the house. Ah ... I keep thinking "tomorrow" ...

I still have lots of okra in the garden and have been cutting some in hunks, dredging in dry Jiffy cornbread mix, and freezing it for the winter. Also Wendell has been giving it away. Anyone want some???

We're planning a big church breakfast next Sunday! Wendell & I volunteered to make the monthly breakfast. Others will bring in fruit, etc. I'm doing a crock pot of sausage gravy, he's making biscuits (NOT from a can), I'm doing scrambled eggs and heating some ham they have at the church, and Wendell offered to make eggs to order! Wow! that sounds way too ambitious, doesn't it. But we'll git r' done! It should be fun! Y'all come!