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Monday, February 7, 2011

This Blog is Working!!

 I finished a couple of projects this week, one that has been hanging since 2001!  More on that in a minute. 
I was able to finish knitting my "fleece yarn" scarf.  It turned out so cool.  The fleece made a knitted fabric that is dense so I know it will be very warm.  It was slightly bulky to work with but definitely worth the effort.  I love it.  It has a hole knitted into the pattern so it closes itself.  The nubby texture makes it really different from any other scarf I have.  If I had the patience, I think this technique would make a nice bath mat or rug for in front of the kitchen sink!  If you are a knitter, you really should try this.

Now onto the 10 year old project that has been hanging on.  I started painting this lamp in 2001.  It has four sides to represent each season.  I had all but one finished.  I don't know if it has been this blog or my new craft room(or both), but I have been able to actually finish my projects.  Finishing this reminded me how much I love tole painting.  I see much more of it in my future.   
I bought a book with simple serger projects to dip my toe in the water of serging.  I hope to do one of those this week.  My oldest son turns 20 tomorrow so, with that and appointments and work,  it will be a busy week.  Speaking of my oldest, he snapped this picture of me and my Mickey with his cell phone.  Mickey looks like a ghost kitty and frankly, I hate pictures of myself, but I thought I would put it on here.  The candlestick lamp in the background was replaced with my new painted one to give you an idea of where I put it.    

We had a mini blizzard Saturday night and I am a little disappointed it didn't happen on a school day so we could have had a snowday(ha ha) but I hope wherever you are the weather isn't too difficult and you are all safe and warm.  Take care.  Nancy


  1. I know what you mean about unfinished projects! I luv you lamp, it turned out wonderful! You are very talented with a brush, hopefully we will see more of your work! Quite the evil looking kitty!

  2. Wow! The lamp is beautiful. Well worth the 10 years it took. Your finish inspires me to pull out some of those incomplete projects I have laying around the house.

    Well done!

  3. Hi Nancy,

    I wanted to let you know that you won my giveaway! Email me at with your address.

    Ps, I was given a serger 3 years ago from a neighbor and I have yet to take the thing out of its bag because I'm afraid to use it,LOL! I'm not good with new machinery :)

  4. I have to say that i am in love with that lamp! Have fun with the serger..You will love it!