It’s sad that I’ve had no reason to bake recently. But I have kept myself occupied with several other craft-related things.
First, I have been making prayer shawls and lap blankets for the sewing group at my church. They donate the items wherever they are needed locally.
Here’s the most recent one, made with Caron Simply Soft yarn in the color called Pistachio. I just did the double crochet stitch and then varied every 4th row to make it a little more interesting. The edging is a simple single crochet/chain one all the way around.
The close up shows the actual color a little better:
And I’m also pressing flowers. Yay! These are Blue Delphinium blossoms. I’ll be using them to make bookmarks to sell at my sister’s Christmas show next holiday season. I sent her some bookmarks for the 2012 show and I didn’t really think anyone would buy them, but they did! Yes, it’s a bit early to be thinking of next Christmas, but these flowers are only avaiilable from late Jan to late Feb, so I have to get them while they’re blooming.
I pressed some of the leaves, too, because I’ll use those along with the blossoms in the bookmarks. I’ve always been a fan of the color green rather than blue, but I just LOVE the sapphire color of these flowers! Probably because of the “sapphire” part. You know how I am about the joolwries!
So I am still waiting for P&S Sister Sarah and P&S Cousin Audra to get back to blogging. Is there any hope in this world that you two will start up again? I’m sure that you both have many pictures of many projects and other things that need to be seen!