Sunday, August 28, 2022

A Tiny Squirrel

I am suppose to be making masks for back to school, and I have a bunch of cutting finished. However, I got distracted by a family elder getting a new phone. A new phone would, of course, require a case. I measured the phone, pulled out some fabric and looked at my numbers. The numbers were very close to the size of the hand sanitizer pouches that I make. I had one sitting here, so I tried it, and it was a close fit but a bit pinched at the top.

See the problem? The top right corner is leaning toward the inside. So I pulled out my stitch ripper. and opened up the turning opening.

 Then I turned it inside out and trimmed the seam allowances at the join between the lining and the outside. Turned it back, and presto!

All nice and square now, after a 15 minute repair.  Of course, I'm still behind on the masks but I have time to cut some today.

My garden at the front is looking good with all the rain we have had. 

We have a serious pink theme this year! Sadly, the pots closer to the house have had invaders.

For some reason, the squirrels seem to be digging in the pots. The begonias are not happy. However, someone is happy to see squirrels.

Emme discovered that her yard has squirrels and she is thrilled. The kittens are settling in and decided this is their home. 

Linking up with Sandra for her DrEAMi party. Check out who else got distracted this month.

Friday, August 19, 2022

Where Did August Go?

Suddenly August is half over, and I have little to show for it. So I'll show you what has sort of been keeping me busy.

I started this shawl in early July. Just a little one skein shawl, but somehow, it didn't go as fast as I would have expected. 

It is really long so it was hard to take a picture. The others I have seen finished seem to have the same problem. I used some Stroll Glitter yarn that I had in my stash, and used 104 gm. of yarn (which meant I had to go into another skein).

The lace is quite simple so I don't know why it took so long. The pattern is Trail and Blaze by Jem Arrowsmith and is available free until the end of August.

The other bit of excitement is that we have retired from fostering cats and kittens and adopted our own kitties.

This is Mudd, who has already found a friend in my grandson.

Mudd is about 3 months old.

We also adopted Emme (pronounced Em-me) who is 10 months. She is a bit more cautious, and is currently residing behind the dryer.

Each day she is getting a bit braver, so I am sure she will join us soon. They already have their own Instagram account (@muddandemme) and will soon have more followers than I have. 

With school starting soon, I have masks to make again, so I need to get working on that.