I thought I’d do a bit of a round up of the projects I’m working on right now, and well as a bit of what I’ve just finished.
My proudest recent achievement is definitely learning how to knit socks. I spent months doing nothing else.
I’m doing a bit of simple embroidery too. This is actually a napkin that I found in Ikea’s ‘as is’ bin for $1.00. It has four lovely little motifs, I’ve done two so far, a teapot and two hares.
I finished embroidering a very cute little lady. The variegated floss is hand-dyed by Bathtub Studios and I found it on Etsy. It’s a real pleasure to use. Her ruffled underskirt is done in Bayeux stitch and I am very happy with how it turned out!
I’ve crocheted a couple of things too. This is a little circle vest for my lovely great-niece Miss. M.
And this is a very large blanket for my parents to cover their sofa with. I love the colour!
And the last tiny string project was this little hall runner. I needed a hall rug but I didn’t want to spend much money or put my own work on the floor so I bought two very cheap floor mats from Ikea stitched them together and did a little rough crewel embroidery on them for fun.
It took about an hour, cost around $8.00 CAD and does the trick nicely.
And that’s about it on the string front. I’m only doing really easy stuff because life has been extra demanding lately. My dad is battling both brain cancer and Parkinson’s right now and I have been helping my parents move back to Winnipeg to be closer to my sister and I. I don’t mind saying that it is a real relief to have them so close by. But it has really sapped my energy lately.
And I have developed a bit of a new obsession for nail polish. It’s so much fun playing with the colours! If you’re interested, here are some of my manicures below.
I want to wish all of you all of my love and may we all have happy and healthy springtimes!