Friday, August 13, 2010

Whatever.....

I've finished a few things....very few... and started new stitches, and worked on UFO's as well.  But the most fun is stitch enhancement!!

These are the Jeanette Douglas Winter and Summer Biscornu Stackers.  These will be a quick stitch once I get going!

And dang the internet and blogs... The Spinster Stitcher stitched this one up and I decided it was a must have for the Cari Stash.  I haven't done counted canvas work for ages so this will be fun working on 18 count mono canvas vs. 40 count dark vintage slate linen!


Another Shepherd's Bush...The Journey to go with the other gazillion SB patterns I have stashed. And Marion the Librarian by La-D-Da...such a charming piece!  A Marie Suarez piece called Tendres pensees - Sweet Pansies...and it is sweet, some cross stitch but embroidery as well.  And another Erica Michaels gauze piece called Mending....the piece says 'stitching mends my soul'...and just how true is that?

I picked up a great book on the Singer Featherweight sewing machine.  It entitled 'Featherweight 221 the Perfect Portable and Its Stitches Across History'.  It's a great resource for the Featherweight machines I have.  And of course...gotta have some fun fat quarters!!


And I have done some knitting as you can see.  I finished one sock, a cute blue ski cap for a very small head and a tiny mitten.  Then as a study in gauge, I knit the hat and mitten to the exact same pattern using a worsted weight yarn instead of a fingering weight yarn.  These were fast knits.  I did the cute pink mitten while waiting for a friend at a doctors appointment.




And last but not least...Casanova...  Whenever I get a package I always leave the box on the floor for a couple of days of fun.  Mind you Casanova is 18 pounds of loveable orange fur stashed in a 5 pound box!!

The weather is still as hot as the bejeebers....93 during the day and 89 at night.  A/C is humming along and I'm doing my part to fund Florida Power!!

I'm off to stitch with feet up and tv on...  Have a great day and thanks for stopping by!!

16 comments:

Marjo said...

Love the stash, great choices. Your knitting is great as well. My cat loves boxes and bags as well. it is cool and rainy here,,,,trade you. Have a great day. Marjo

woolwoman said...

I'm with you on the "hot as heck" Cari ! Love all your stash - man what a haul ! I can't wait to see your canvas work start coming alive - beautiful colors on that one. Love your knitting finishes - someone's going to be warm this winter. Have fun with your stitching and have a wonderful weekend - Melody

Deb said...

Love, love all that stash enhancement! You are a serious enabler - after seeing your June Morning I know I have to do it, and now seeing the needlepoint piece I know that I have to do that one too. Or should I blame Coni!! I can't wait to see your progress on it. I know that you'll have a lot of fun stitching it. Sometimes it's fun to take a break from linen.

Wonderful knitting too. I wish I could knit socks - I'd probably come out with a big lump!!

Gotta love Casanova in the box. What is it with boxes - cats and small children seem to gravitate towards them.

Chocolates4Breakfast (TerriBoog) said...

You did get some great stash! Love all the new charts - especially the SB piece - they are still an all-time fav of mine!

Your knitted goodies are darling! You have certainly been a busy girl!

Great pic of Casanova stuffed in the box!

Jan said...

I love it, Cari..nothing better then good old stash enhancement to make the soul happy! I love your June Morning, by the way, in all of it's glory...hadn't seen it yet, congrats for a fine stitch!

Love the pic of Casanova, kitties do love empty boxes, don't they?

Katrina said...

Great new stash and pretty knitted projects too :-). Your kitty is too cute!

Julie M said...

Hi Cari!

Love the stash! I added the Jeanette Douglas ones to my personal stash too!

Casanova is a hoot! That's a lot of kitty in that little ol' box!

Margaret said...

Fantastic stash! I love your knitting too. Your Casanova is so cute! What is it about boxes -- my kids loved to play in big ones and my kitten likes them in whatever size, just like Casanova! lol!

Jackie said...

Great stash! A little bit of everything. I love reading the Spinster Stitcher blog. I don't do canvas work but I sure do appreciate it.

Glenna said...

Let's hear it for AC and all your marvelous stash and for magnificent orange cats (although my vet says they aren't orange--they're red). My orange cat begs to differ.

Sherry said...

I agree, drat that Coni and her stawberry shortcake - I loved watching that come alive and it's on my list of "check out". YOur Biscornu stackers look very cool - they were all already on that "check out" list. YOu've made some good progress on your knitting! Stay cool - have a good weekend.

Deanna said...

look at you go!!! I just finished up a bunch of projects, but am not willing to start more right now...so they're all going away. LOL! Love the Casanova in the box. Too cute! And those darling little hats...adorable!

Deborah said...

Love the stash. You have some great projects. Our weather today was glorious. No humidity and in the 70's. Sorry!

Andrea said...

Love your new stash, esp. the SB!! Yippee! I waaaaant that one so badly!!

Your kitty in the box is too cute! What is it with cats that they love to sit or sleep in boxes...even if they're too small? LOL!

JOLENE said...

Your heart must be singing over your new goodies!! I love stash enhancement, especially shopping for it. Great photo of Casasnova; my cats love to play/sleep/hideout in boxes, too. Stay cool and enjoy your weekend!!

Smiles...

Cathy Lloyd said...

Ladies, ladies! I saw a pic of the cash register digital readout after all her goodies were rung up....not only is she keeping Florida Power going with her AC...she is also funding future projects at her not-so-local LNS! Fabulous Cari is so true and I'm so stinkin' lucky that she's my sister! XOXO dear Cari...can't wait for our September Get-a-Way! XOXO