Nicky, this cute little mama's baby love, is screaming right now, because he enjoys screaming. Gah. But I love him and his bed head and his affinity for mama's blankies. Things with him got really really rough over the past few weeks so I haven't had time to blog- just phone calls, considering new evals and meds and more. But he seems to be much more settled now.
I made this bag for the heck of it last night. The lining is double thick, and I didn't use a pattern. I feel like it came out pretty good. The outer fabric is a Japanese print I got at a local quilting place, to go with some OTHER Japanese prints for a quilt for our bed. Eh. I'll make do with the other prints.
(did you see those little piddies?!!)
I made these last week... 100% handspun. The dark yarn is blue faced leicester (BFL) 2-ply, and the white/ purplish is angora and bfl, both single ply and held together. These are for Nicky.
These colors! I bought some merino roving online, and I have to look up the name of the place again, but I swear it was Celtic something or other, and I am going to order more. Single ply spun, and knit into Tony mittens, after first being knit as a scarf. The spindle in the back is laying in some local alpaca, that I'm lace spinning two- ply for a shawl.
...and THIS, which I adore. This here is 2- ply, handspun, angora/ merino. I am thinking about ordering some more tonight, but I'm trying not to shop much right now since DH just got laid off. ; ) (But he also bought a $2 scratcher ticket for the heck of it and he won $100 earlier so maybe his luck is turning around? lol) Please note my most fabulous bobbin holder there. :-D The pattern is called flaming lace...
Oh and I have been machine quilting Tony's coin quilt. I really prefer hand quilting, but I don't have a frame and it's too steamy to have a blanket on me to quilt it up. But it should be on his bed soon. Poor kid took a digger earlier, and he's got a nice 3" bump on his head that should look BEAUTIFUL by tomorrow. He tripped over the bean bag and took the edge of the coffee table head on. Haha. Seriously, I think he recovered faster than I did.