This week I gathered a bunch of fabric, washed it all up, let it hang to dry, and now it's time for some sewing on the homestead. The weather has been beautiful, the back door here on the addition-soon-to-be-kitchen is wide open letting in a nice breeze and some sunshine. My sewing corner is at one of the windows, so wonderful sunshine to stitch by there as well. The kids are outside working on a couple of cleaning projects before the rain moves back in again this weekend.
So...kids outside, sun shining, wind blowing, fabric washed...is there a better time to turn on the machine and get busy?
KT & The Squid
The Burnside Cardigan is sized for 2T thru 10 and has toggle buttons or a zipper for closure. I grabbed the pattern, made a note of the yarn she suggested and off I went. Got back home to notice after 30 minutes playing with yarn colors, I ended up buying the same exact one she used in her sample. I'd like to say great minds think alike but she is crazy skilled with designing and I am but a player with yarn. Anyway, I went to work, not once checking my sizing plan with the chunky monkey (who by the way is here on the homestead every.single.day.) I decided I better throw it on him to check it out, after completing everything but one sleeve mind you, and wouldn't you know it...chunky thing here fit it NOW. Not bad of course, but my game plan was a sweater large enough for next fall. Sigh. So, frogged that one and started another size...a 4T this time, just to be safe.
Sporty Pullover, a free pattern from Free Crochet.com. Luckily I started that one in size 4 right from the start :-)
But back to the sewing and the breeze and the sunshine. I was blog strolling the other day and visited Life in a Little Red Farmhouse. If you haven't been there, go! They designed and built a great little old fashioned farmhouse and it's just beyond cute. And the farm, her design and craft ideas, the recipes... Trust me, just go and stroll around the pages.
While strolling around, I stumbled on a page I had saved already (and forgotten about) on crafting some cute dishcloths. Well here I am with all this sunshine and a pile of freshly washed and dried fabric so of course, I tore into some towels and got to work!
Some days I am all about the almost instant gratification of a pile of finished projects, kwim?
Other than that, it will be a weekend of yard work as we continue with the Great Spring Purge of 2016 here on the homestead. There is just so much clutter in the yard it's driving me bonkers. We bagged up a bunch for the poor garbage man this morning, then I asked about just hauling it in myself. The place I stopped at before is our county landfill. I was hoping they'd have an alternate location I could stop and dump at...there's no way, until the ground is hard as cement, my van with a loaded trailer will get in and out of there without problems. We may end up just gathering it all and waiting on the men of the homestead to haul the trailer in, I don't know.
But, if I don't get away from this computer, I shall miss all my sunshine for sewing! I will return Sunday afternoon and post the next weekly reading schedule for our Walk Thru Scripture.
Have a blessed weekend everyone!!