Monday, February 28, 2011

Sunshine and Snow Plops

I am working in the great room a few feet from the skylight.  Every now and again, the snow drops from the upper roof to the lower roof of our great room and a loud plop alarms the dog and cat.  It is enough to awaken the dead.  I am sitting in the sun doing the work I can do while waiting for tomorrow.  Doctor asked that I not visit any schools today as we have a tremendous amount of influenza cases and she doesn't want me to be exposed before surgery.  I am really able to catch up on some necessary details and reading which is good.
I knitted a bonnet for Magdalyn while I was watching the Oscars last night.  I am just so in love with PINK.  I found the sparkly rose in DC and just knew I could make a darling hat for our little angel to wear.  I wish I knew where I bought the ribbon like yarn.  The ruffly brim will frame her face.  I will ask Allison to take a picture so you can see it too.
I tried to make some blocks for a Benevolent Project on Saturday but the iron is too heavy to lift.  I will have to take advantage of the help offered by friends to finish the blocks.  The quilt will be all batiks and the pattern is called Roll On.  From the looks of just one block, I think it will be delightful.  The cream batik will be used by all 8 of us making blocks and the other batiks come from stash.  A high school group of students who work on creating skits regarding issues will sell tickets to raise money so they can get additional training for their work.  The group is called "Spoof".
I seem to be able to knit with my lame shoulder.  We'll see if I can after surgery.  If not, I will just read and try to relax.  Vince is working on our new table for the great room.  We designed an intimate size for us to enjoy time together while we share a bowl of oatmeal or soup.  He loves using hand tools for his wood working.  We are a "crafty" pair.

1 comment:

  1. That hat is fantastic! Pink was certainly the best choice. Good luck tomorrow. I'll be thinking about you.