Monday, August 23, 2010

Life and Little Stitching

Sometimes there isn't enough time in the day to sit down and work on all my projects. Some days are better than others, but I try and do something that is creative because it helps me think, plan, organize and de-stress. It is nice to to see what I have accomplished so far this year. Stitching makes Life a little easier.

Last Christmas I picked up this chart from my LNS, The Attic. This is Lizzy Kate's "Time For God". I thought that this was appropriate for all the trials and events that we have experienced so far this year. Trying to keep the perspective of Gratitude is helping us face the future.

This is a little sweater I started last week. It is called the One Skein Hooded Baby Sweater. I like the yoke treatment and changed the hem to garter rows from what the pattern called for. If I do this one again, I will add button holes instead of the ribbon ties. This was a quick knit and it took just one skein of my designer sport yarn. The pattern can be found on ravelry along with the corrections.

I am trying to stay caught up on my baby gifts. Between family and friends I am always making something for these little ones.

Starting to work on my Christmas list.

With school is session I have been adjusting my schedule to fit the drop off and pick up times for Sevrine. It has been a rough start for her but hopefully she can pay attention and have some success in her class.
While Ric is back to work, I am handling the yard work and other honey-dos that need attention. When I was out taking Sevrine to school I saw this amazing desert sage bush. This is in my neighbor’s yard. I had to take this picture. I was surprised that it smell really nice too. The next picture is the same bush in my yard. We have regularly trimmed it so we miss the blossoms.

It is that time of year that the smoke detectors needed new batteries so I hauled the 14 foot ladder around trying to find the one that was chirping. This is life!


natalyK said...

Your LK piece is looking fab. I am also gearing up for the school year and not sure where it will lead. I hoping for a smooth transition for my 4.

Oklahoma Granny said...

Whew! You are one busy lady with many accomplishments to be proud of.

Deborah said...

Your knitting is beautiful! I love the pink sweater. Your LK piece is coming along nicely.

Bluebird49 said...

Gayle--you make me feel like I get nothing accomplished! I love seeing your beautiful work! Hope you are well!