Wednesday, July 29, 2009

Ribbon Candy Shawl

I have been working on a lot of crochet designs..... and let me tell you I am tired! I have been working on a new shawl design for the Decadent Divas of decadentfibers and tonight I have finally put the finishing touches on the pattern. I had a little bit of a problem because I always photograph my work in my house and as everyone knows I am at the beach for the summer. I really needed to get the latest shawl photographed, so I went into a little shop in town today and asked if i could use theirs. While I was there I found the PERFECT shoes to wear with the shawl at Chain Link next week........BONUS!!!
Here she is.... the Ribbon Candy Shawl named for the silk chenille edging that reminds me of ribbon candy. The shawl is made of 3 skeins of the newest sock yarn from the Decadent Divas and 1 skein of the silk chenille. Kits will be sold at the conference next week.
This past weekend we had a great visitor that made us laugh all day.... here he is at the dinner table.... priceless!

Friday, July 24, 2009

Dr. Itch

Dr. Itch is an elderly gentleman who comes to our dock to crab every other morning. Since we have been coming here every summer for the past 3 years, Dr. Itch really enjoys seeing "the little people". Dr. Itch is over 80 and used to be a dermatologist - his license plate says Dr. Itch, so that is what we call him. 

Every morning my children climb out of bed and "help" Dr. Itch with the crab traps. They chat his ear off (I don't think he can hear them too well!) and they genuinely enjoy his visits. I love to watch them scamper after him and yesterday on the porch was this treat....

Crab Legs! The crew devoured them and can't wait for the next bunch! I love to see Dr. Itch and the way my children love to see him makes my heart smile.

Tuesday, July 21, 2009


Dearest Katherine (my sister)-

Thank you for your email requesting I update my blog. Really, I love to see that you are clicking on My Button Jar everyday! I am so sorry I haven't updated in a week... I was doing some design work today when I received your email and I wanted to post a picture of you on the blog real quick.... but I haven't downloaded all of my pictures from when you came to visit. Lucky you! Anyway the other day, Mom and I were in town shopping with my 3 cherubs and we met one of Mommy's friends. She had with her two of her grandchildren. Guess what?! She has 3 grandchildren... and they have the same names as my children! Weird.... right!

I snapped a photo of them all and I was pleased to figure out that my children are older, and I named them first!

Love you-


Tuesday, July 14, 2009

The Wedding Shawl

A few days before I was leaving for the beach, my friend called and asked if I could make her a shawl for her brother's wedding..... I couldn't resist. My friend came over and brought her dress and we found the perfect yarn. It was a brown sock yarn that I bought on sale and I had just enough. The pattern is not my own... but I will be making one for myself soon! The pattern is from Carolyn Christmas

I was thrilled that she sent me pictures of her in the shawl!

It was my first project this summer. The next project I made was a sweater for myself and I had to rip it back to the armholes.... currently I am working on 3 designs all due by Aug 4th.... I am super busy, but it is great to be working at the beach.