Sunday, August 13, 2017

Home Again

 My week long back and forth to Daughter's house is finally over. Whew....I went through many, many bags of kitty treats. They know a sucker when they see one.

I think they will be happy to see the end of me for while. I am not as patient with the grandkitties as Daughter when it comes to them sitting on my clean dishes....ahem.

 I've been busy making Daughter some kitchen linens just for my kitty sitting visits. Paper towels don't cut it and I'm not a fan of dishwashers.

 Of course I had to stop into the craft store once again on my last trip up. I found some soft purple yarn for the Purple Hat Project that Kathy B wrote about. I'm not promising anything but I am going to give one a try.

 More Aida. I gave up on my plan for a giant sheep sampler so the Sheep Virtues are getting their own fabric.

 The Sheep Sampler-which is different from the Sheep Virtues sampler got it's own new case at Michael's-$4 on sale. I should have got another one for the Sheep Virtues. Darn. For the record I have three sheepy cross stitch projects going at the moment.

I also stopped in at Ikea three times this week. I always had lunch on my way up. It's an hour and some drive and it was nice to break it up with shopping. I love Ikea's veggie wrap and apple cake.  Their sparkling pear water was also delish. I picked up some clearance $3 pillow covers and a cute little infuser tea pot. I am a sucker for little tea pots. I have more than I will ever need.

 I am happy all the driving is over but I am going to miss my quiet corner in Daughter's dining room. Look at all the light on a rainy morning. It was the perfect place to work.

All those teeny tiny little lace stitches were a breeze when you can see them.

I want to thank anyone who ever sent me a project bag. Stuffed in my big bags are all the bags anyone ever sent me filled with all the things I couldn't leave behind. I am terrified of being bored so I always haul a lot of things to do.

For all my trouble this week Daughter brought me home a lot of chocolate from the Hershey factory. can never have enough chocolate especially when you are tired and cranky. I know the only thing on my to do list today take a nap.


  1. Oh my gosh ..... that TEAPOT!!! How cute is that?

    Can you believe that in a city the size of Jacksonville we don't have an IKEA yet? We are getting on in the fall, but I'll be steering clear of that until all the hoopla dies down a little bit.

    The one in Orlando is super busy ALL the time and the traffic around it is terrifying!

  2. I love seeing all your stuff. I pack the same way...more projects than I can possibly ever work on...just in csse. Used to do the same with books. Thank goodness for my Kindle now!

  3. I know I took too much yarn projects (did I just say that?!) to NY but I panicked to think I wouldn't have enough to do in all my spare time! lol I'm sure you are glad to be home, too, I know I am.

  4. I also pack like you. More projects than I will ever get done, but I want options! I love IKEA but the closed one to us is well over 300 miles away. When Mandy lived in Portland, OR, I visited each time I went to her house and always came away with lots of goodies. I LoVe their dish towels. When I knew she was moving and I wouldn't get to visit much, (if ever), anymore, I bought 3 packages of towels so they would last me a good long time. Love all of your projects and I'm glad you're home and getting to rest now.

  5. OH I think your tea collection is lovely. IT is always good to have more knit crochet dishcloths. Lots of goodies for the cat sitter. Hooray for lace stitches and light

  6. How can anyone go anywhere without a project or four or more? How do you do the final corner on that dishcloth? Mine always look wonky.