Lady E is within 3 rows and some fringe of being finished! Hooray. We'll have an FO to model and wear next week! There's a sneak peak at the end of this post, but in the meantime, I thought I'd share some Valentine's Day loot! I was touched beyond words to receive this hand made Valentine card from DD. What a sweetie she is (most of the time!...hey, it's hard to be almost 15...remember)
And this handmade card and crochet'd kitchen towel made by Grandma Clara. In her younger years she made countless fine thread doilies and filet crochet table scarves and those things you put on the backs and arms of chairs. So pretty. But with her arthritis, it's difficult for her to use the fine hooks and thread, so she has taken up the dishcloths and towels. I saw her working on this all week last week but had no idea it was to be for me! How sweet. And take a look at the card. One picture of the front, one of the inside. She made this too. Cardmaking is her primary occupation these days. They are lovely crafty cards. She cuts out sentiments from magazines or has me or DD download poems and make copies to use for verse on the inside. Sometimes she rubberstamps and adds glitter or ink highlights. She taught me to sew, and crochet, and always encouraged "artsy/craftsy" play when I was growing up. My A#1 primary stable positive consistent caring role model. Even though it's hard caring for an elderly person, and I've ranted and raved with frustration at times, I can't imagine not being here for her....like she was always there for me. She's my Grandma Clara Valentine.
Pearl says "enough already...take as long as you want on the Lady E....I'll nap all over this multi-directional scarf you started and left laying around three weeks ago....you want fiber...I'll show you fiber...."
Blurry shot....yesterday there was a moose outside my office window. Shot with the cell phone through the window but maybe you can picture it......just thought I'd share!
Ah yes...at last...another shot of another boring night spent with Lady E......just...a few....more...rowwwsss.....