Monday, August 4, 2008

Oh Happy Day!

I had Saturday all to myself. HM was at an all day golf tournament, and Son was at a friends birthday party for the day. I really enjoyed my day. I didn't cook. I ate salad for dinner. I love salad. HM and Son would not consider salad a very good meal! I had chocolate for dessert. I watched recorded episodes of The Office on the "good" TV, and of course did some sewing and knitting. It's really nice to have a day like that every once in while.

One of the things I made was a flower pincushion. It's a pattern from Better Homes and Gardens written by Anna Maria Horner. She designs beautiful fabric, and has a sewing book, Seams to Me, coming out this fall. She has a wonderful blog where she shares free patterns, and lots of great pictures. I made the pincushion out of some Amy Butler scraps I had left over from another project, but I intend to pick up some of Anna Maria Horner's Garden Party fabric just as soon as I can.



I started the Spiral Boot Socks by Veronik Avery from the Interweave Knits Summer 2007 issue. It is considered an "easy" pattern, which I'm sure it is, but I'll have more on that later.



Flair still needs sleeves. It's just too darn hot to knit a sweater out of worsted weight Malabrigo wool at the moment.

Today my nephew is coming to visit for a few days, so I baked some cupcakes for the occasion.

Just a Betty Crocker mix, but I did make real butter cream frosting. I better try one to make sure they are okay! ; )

7 comments:

amanda said...

My goodness! You've been a crafty whirlwind this weekend haven't you!!! This is the 2nd pair of spiral boot socks I've seen this weekend so of course I need some now.

Philigry said...

holy moly! you have been busy. I love everything you have been working on!

TLCknits said...

LOVE the pin cushion... spirals look great.. and can I just say that I could forget the salad, and could make a MEAL out those cupcakes.. beautifully decorated too!

amanda said...

Just nominated you for an award on my blog!

FunctionalPlaces said...

Oooh, that IS a perfect day! And I bet you had the computer all to yourself, too.

MadMad said...

What a cool link - very cute pincushion! (And yes, definitely try those cupcakes before serving!)

kim said...

Oh, I just love all of your projects. The pincushion is so cute; the socks are lovely; and those cupcakes are adorable!!! How nice to get some quiet time to yourself.