Wow, this has been a tough week for my family. We’ve all been flattened by a doozy of a cold (maybe flu? I can’t tell the difference) for the past week, my sewing machine broke down for the umpteenth time, and I’ve gained two pounds from boredom and frustration snacking! On the bright side of things, a kind neighbour used his snowblower to clear our driveway of the mountain of snow that came down in the past few days. I’m baking some muffins to show my gratitude, since we were all far too ill to tackle the job with shovels.
Since my sewing machine is out of whack and my kids are extra needy, I’ve been crocheting. Such a portable craft. Here’s a little cloche beanie I made for my husband’s boss’s family and the new baby girl they just welcomed.
It’s soft and sweet and took me only a few hours working with a child tucked under each arm. I didn’t use a pattern this time, so I hope it fits.
And now for the winner of my scarf giveaway! There were only 11 valid comments, but I’m so thankful to everyone who takes a moment to read about what I’m doing or who makes a comment or suggestion.
Congratulations to Jacqueline, who is the cooking, baking, candy-making, decorating and styling genius behind Purple Chocolat Home . I’ve been following Jacqueline’s blog for some time now, and she never fails to wow me with her whimsical stories, amazing tablescapes, breathtaking home, and decadent recipes. Go take a peek at her blog, and prepare to be dazzled.
As for me, I finally unfolded and cut out some of the patterns from Amy Butler’s Style Stitches, which was one of the thoughtful Christmas gifts hubby chose for me this year. There are several bags in the book that I would love to do, starting with the Teardrop Bag and the Perfectly Pleated Clutch.
Now I just have to wait for my sewing machine to be repaired, or depending on how bad her prognosis is, I may did out my straight stitch machine and get moving.