Sunday, July 27, 2014


Here I am making samples of crochet circles to cover up the holes in the shirred fabric decor of my blouse. I decided to keep the circle small.

Friday, July 25, 2014

Embellishment Time

This blouse is starting to fray on the edges and I also would like to wear it without a shrug and since I don't wear sleeveless blouses on their own I'm going to knit/crochet sleeves for it. 


I'm out and about today and I stumbled upon these cute candle tins

Wednesday, July 23, 2014

Molcajete in the House!

The one and only molcajete I ever had was the one my husband brought over with him from Mexico and I couldn't get the hang of it. I preferred to use the high speed blender. My mother borrowed it from me years ago and now she claims that she does not have it. I thought it would be fun to have one again as my younger daughter has been spending more time with me in the kitchen. So yesterday we bought one at the Mexican market.

Wedgewood Shawl

Slow and steady progress in this Wedgewood shawl because the yarn is so thin.

Monday, July 21, 2014

Debbie Bliss Rialto Yarn

This yarn is soft but it sure is thin and I have to use thin needles. It's going to take a long time to knit.

Friday, July 18, 2014

Multi-Color Caterpillar Outfit

A co-worker requested a caterpillar outfit for her sister's baby which is due in October. I still had a bit of yarn from the precious one I made and I'm just putting the colors in it randomly and with different stitches too. 

Thursday, July 17, 2014

Autumn Cloche Hat

I knit another cloche hat in autumn colors and I cinched it at the seam with a leaf brooch that I bought a while back at an antique store. I don't think I want to give this one away.

Sunday, July 13, 2014

All By Myself

The girls went on a road trip up north to San Francisco and Gus is golfing so here I am all by myself eating Thai food.

Saturday, July 12, 2014


I made this cloche yesterday and I'm pretty pleased at how it turned out. 

Friday, July 11, 2014

Silky Yarn

I bought this silky smooth yarn in Mexico City and it's just wonderful. I'm knitting a Downton Abbey inspired hat with it for a friend who lives in Florida which she plans on using when she visits England with her husband.

Monday, July 7, 2014


I have been compiling aprons lately. My friend's aunt made me a few with fabric I took with me to Mexico and today I made an apron using some Mary Englebreit fabric that I had originally used to make some valances for Annelise's windows about 10 years ago.