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Sunday, February 22, 2009

Things to Knit, Bags to Sew, Cats to Enjoy...Anny's to Celebrate!

The blog titles just keep getting more and more lame...(sorry)

The weekend has, once again, been devoted to production of Nana Sadie Rose items (and don't forget to visit my Etsy Store as the sale and month-long giving campaign for WomenHeart ends on the 28th!)

So I finished the last of the bags from the Star City Cat Show:
This great fabric, is so long out of print. The purchaser really wanted her Mavis bag made from it, but I did not have enough to do the entire bag. She suggested the black handles (which I've done before, but am not wild about) and so I agreed - and you know, in THIS bag it looks terrific!

Then a repeat customer from Northern Virginia/Maryland area, phoned asking me to make a Mera bag out of this fabric for her own use. I discovered that it's much cuter in person than any photo I've seen online - 1950s kitties from good old Michael Miller!
while this one is for an grown up gal to carry as her everyday purse, can't you just see this fabric used as a day-bag of necessities for the new mom? I hate to call them diaper bags (I make the Maddy for that!), but when you outfit a Mera with a few diapers, teethers, small pack of diaper wipes, a small bottle and your billfold? You're set for a few hours out to run errands or to visit a friend! Cool, huh?

After I finished up the sewing duties last night, I came upstairs to read a few blogs and catch up on email...Look who's taken over the office chair?
What do you mean I have to move? I was here first!

I discovered, via Jocelyn and a few others (like Judy who will be teaching there) that the Sock Summit has posted it's list of teachers....Jocelyn and Judy and I were emailing back and forth about the possibility of meeting up there in August.

I don't know if I can go or not, but what a dream trip that would be? I am considering it, seriously...

And this morning, I was up with the Sunday news programs and my regular MMT Chocolate Raspberry coffee and Valkyrie Seraphim shawl. I'm just 4 rows shy of the end of Chart 1 now, and into the second skein of STR Raven Valkyrie yarn...
What better way to spend a very cold Sunday morning?

Oh. I was terribly sad to learn with my most recent issue of Country Home magazine that the publication ends with this issue. While I do prefer Country Living, I've always liked this one...

And yes, that's the newest IK behind it. I'm reserving comment at this point. I usually don't care as much for the spring and summer issues of the magazine, as I really don't knit summer items (except for shawls!).

I'm trying to make today a quiet, calm day doing what I love, in order to celebrate - ta-da - my FIFTH anniversary of quitting smoking! Wow. I had to go back and check data on The Q because I wasn't sure it really had been 5 years, but it has! I'm grateful.

Let's hope for a calm and easy-going week, shall we?


Blogger Knitting Linguist said...

Oh, yes -- I'm hoping for that! I could really use one :) The bags look great, and you're right, the black handles really work out in that first one. Hooray for Sock Summit -- we need to have a giant meeting there so we can all sit and talk and knit and visit :)

12:51 PM  
Blogger 17th stitch said...

Congratulations on 5 years smoke-free!

4:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Hearty congratulations on five years of clean air! That's no small achievement.

Love the bags, too.

6:19 PM  
Blogger Anne said...

Congrats on 5 years smoke-free! It's hard work. The bags look great. What else is new? :)

8:22 PM  
Blogger sandra said...

Many congrats - and I know your heart appreciates it!

8:30 PM  
Blogger Ruinwen Dagorielle said...

Wow 5 years...congrats! That's something to be really proud of! :) Love the kitty handles and all. The Valkyrie Seraphim shawl's color is so rich and deep...very beautiful. :)

7:50 AM  
Blogger elaines630 said...

I wish I could make it to the sock summit! I am sure it would be an amazing experience. Hopefully this will be the first of many!

8:38 AM  
Blogger Birdsong said...

I am so excited that you are going to Sock Summit and even more that you will probably be able to wear your Seraphim... great color! I have mixed feelings about the latest IK. Congrats on staying smoke-free:)

5:12 PM  
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Beautiful bags!

12:15 PM  

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