Tuesday, January 30, 2018

A Little Brightness

Gorgeous, isn't it.  Last week was not a great week. We acquired two more dogs, due to the death of a friend (sad), my computer suffered a major meltdown (frustrating), the outdoors is a sea of ice (very slippery). However, my amaryllis has flowered for a third time this winter, my far away child dropped in for a brief visit, and I got to teach a friend the joy of bag making.

The bag making, first.

As a Christmas gift, I was going to make her a Retreat Bag, but she wanted to make her own, so I let her pick from my stash, and I helped her make this bag.

She put a zippered pocket on the inside.

And, of course, some black and purple kitties on the slip pocket.

Didn't she do a great job! I wonder if she has caught the bag making bug, now.

I finished the mittens that I have been working on since the end of November.

They are for the far away child, but he passed through a day before I expected him, so they weren't finished in time, and I will have to mail them. They are in Kroy sock yarn, and the stripes almost match. They would have matched except for the knot in the one ball. The yarn was a gift from a friend, and I think there is enough left to make the grandson some boot socks.

My computer is sort of working again. Hopefully I can figure out how to fix the pieces that still aren't working.

Finally, my azalea has no idea what time of the year it is, and it put on a couple of blooms, today.

Snow this week, maybe it will cover the ice, and my baby grandson is coming for a sleepover. This week is looking up.


  1. Sorry to hear about your friend. What do Dolly and Doug think about their new friends? Your flowers are lovely! That was a bit cheeky of your son......you would think he could have held off for one more day, wouldn't you? Your friend has made a great bag, and no doubt there will be more bags in her future.

  2. Wow Kate! Love the mittens, the bag looks amazing. Thank you for sharing your beautiful blooms with us. Colour in the world, especially with winter all around us.

  3. A bright bloom, as another has faded away from this life. Mittens, what a lovely yarn, and how can flowers show up out of season when you are still in winter mode? I hope the new doggies fit into your home, as they are assured of love and comfort.

  4. Thanks for the colour. I needed that.

  5. You must have a green thumb! I can't even get my Christmas cactus to bloom!

  6. I am saddened to learn of the passing of your friend. Very kind of you to take in her pets.

    Those mitts are lovely and the colours are wonderful.

    Good on your friend for making the bag. Her choice of fabrics if great specially for the lining.

    Thanks for linking up with Stitch'n Time.