Saturday, August 25, 2012

Yarn 'n Silk

Hey, Friends!
Remember that I was the lucky winner of the gift from Patty of Hanging on by a Thread.  Here’s the lovely project she stitched for me.  I love it, and the way she chose to finish it. The La-D-Da chart also fills an empty spot in my collection.  Thank you so much Patty for your generosity and sharing your talents!

You know I’ve been looking for Midsummer Night Designs, Memorial Sampler.  Thanks to a recommendation by Ranae, it has been ordered.  Thanks so much for keeping an eye out!

Guess what I was at Walmart the other day?  They have brought back the fabric aisle and a few groupings of DMC.  Funny – they had them arranged in plastic drawers by color!

Have you noticed how early fall seems to be coming?  I was so surprised to see the dogwoods with full, red berries the other day. The other morning there was one little blue morning Glory on the trellis.  They always remind me of fall – the beginning of school, waiting on the front porch when I was a girl.  This morning was almost chilly when Pixie and I went out.

I’ve still be stitching on Gobble, until I ran out of one of the Hand-Dyed fibers colors!  I was certain there was enough – or at least a color close enough – but not so.  It’s ordered so should be on the way soon.  In the meantime, I’ve pulled out some pretty cotton/wool/silk yarn called Coconut Shell and started a scarf. 
Yesterday I stopped by a little shop and picked up a new to me type – Manos silk blend.  It really looks like fall, doesn’t it?

Thanks for stopping by, today and always.  I appreciate your thoughts and comments!
I'm grateful for a little chill (not so humid) in the air!

and Happy Stitching



  1. Hey Girlfriend! I'm FINALLY getting around to visiting. I'm so glad that you found the pattern/sampler you were looking for. And mighty lucky, too!

    I appreciate your visit to my blog and your compliment. This RR has been a bit of a challenge for me. Just can't seem to get in to it, you know???

    Take care, huggles, Gerry

  2. What a beautiful piece Patty stitched for you. Way to go on finding that chart you were after... Stitching buddies are the best in helping you locate things :) Have a great day!

  3. What a wonderful win, love it. Really love the yarn for your scarf, and I am so glad that Fall is on its way.

    Roberta in Macon, GA

  4. Super win from Patti~~~ And, the scarf looks yummy!! Hoping you will be wearing it next month in the crisp weather~~~

  5. Lovely win!! I love the scarf -- so pretty! That's interesting about Walmart. I wonder if mine has that too. The last time I looked, I didn't notice any fabric or DMC. It was just automotive stuff where such things used to be. Ah well.

  6. Lovely win you received from Patti, Charlene and I'm so glad you were able to find the Memorial Sampler. The scarf looks so pretty!

    Enjoy your weekend!

  7. Nice win you received and glad you were able to find the pattern you were looking for. My Walmart seem to only carry select colors and I have no idea how they determine what colors to carry.
    The scarf looks nice and soft.

  8. Hi Charlene! I didn't know you were a knitter! Looks like it will be a pretty scarf. Now I am anxious to see what that pattern you finally found looks like. Like you, I'm wondering where the summer went. It sure was short!

  9. Your scraf looks great, a very pretty colour. Your gift looks fanastic.

  10. Fall definitely has been in the air the last few mornings. Love you goodies too!

    happy stitching...

  11. The weather change seems so nice. Just a little cooler. I am ready for it.
    What a lovely gift from Patty. Your knitting looks yummy too.

  12. Love your gift from Patty, Charlene, and I'm so happy to know you found the chart you were looking for!! Your scarf is so pretty--you're a woman of many talents, my friend :)

  13. What a very sweet gift!! I love the wool you're using for your scarf - it must be so nice to work with!!

  14. Charlene what a lovely gift! I love the blues!

  15. Ive been having computer problems...
    Glad you enjoyed your prize & i love the scarf - nice work ;)

  16. What a beautiful prize your received! That yarn is scrumptious!

  17. Charlene, Wow! You're a knitter also? Talented!! I love the scarf colors and the fact that fall is just around the corner. Of course here in Omaha that means snow isn't to far behind!! The La-D-Da win is very nice. The color and finishing is great!!Glad to hear you found the chart. I have been looking for it also but have not had any luck except for the outlandish prices on E-bay which I just can not bring myself to pay. It would be a wonderful memorial to my Mother but practicality trumps memorial!
    Enjoy the fall,
    Connie Adrian

  18. Patty did a fabulous job on the piece
    I'm so glad to hear you found that chart, I was almost positive I seen it
    I love that color for a cool crispy fall day scarf
    Hope you got that thread for Gobble by now,


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