Thursday, April 8, 2010

This and That

Well, sorry for my absence but it has been a tough week.  We laid a dear friend to rest this past weekend - one of a group of five girls who have remained friends since the first days of high school - no mean feat when you are in your fifties.  I didn't get anything creative done in the last week but I did get a few old UFOs finished up. 
This afghan got finished and given to my wonderful daughter-in-law to be, Bobbi,  over the Easter weekend.  I fell in love with the yarn - wonderful touchy-feely chenille - but had gotten bogged down when it came to putting the strips together.  With a little help from my friend, Ilys, the crocheting got done and the afghan got off the UFO list.

This dishcloth was almost done for some time but finally got finished.  My brother, David, was so pleased with the pile of handmade dishclothes I gave him for Christmas a couple years ago, he put in his request for his birthday next month.  So, this one is the first in the new pile for his birthday.

This one is the second dishcloth in the pile I am building for David's birthday.  I love this heart design! 

I am getting back into the swing of things now and hope to have some stitching to show you soon!


Jackie said...

Congratulations on finishing up some of your UFO's. They all look great.

Also, so sorry to hear of the loss of your friend. I hope the rest of your group will stay in close touch -- as the years go by, friends are even more special.

Thinking of you,

Karen said...

I am so sorry to hear about your loss. Getting older really stinks sometimes.