What a delightful Saturday it is here on the escarpment today..
I have cut up all of my zucchini and peppers and onion for some relish...
Yes I make my own relish....I don't like sweet..ours is quite wellllll
let me just say, it would just PUCKER you up and your burgers sooooo
lovely...so I make my own....
I am just waiting for our market to open so I can get some pickling SALT..
got everything forgot the most important INGREDIENT...it has to soak for a day..
In the meantime...I have a few projects that I have been busy with
but I cannot show just yet....soooooo with filling more orders for SCISSOR FOBS...
I may get more listed here today....
I decided to work on this NEEDLEPOINT....I used to work on them
when I was little...My Nanny would help me with a project every winter..
it would take me to spring to complete it and she would cover stools and chairs
with my work...In those days you could make one for approx $10.00 and that was
with all the wool.....WELLLLLL not today...in fact each skein ( I use merino wool)
cost around 17.00...So far I have used 14 different skeins for the colours..some
I have a lot left over...but the cream...welll it will need 4 more skeins...
( I know get out of here) lol
It takes about 9 yards of yarn to cover 6 inch square of needlepoint canvas.
I work on it a few hours each night....all the beige part ( canvas) will be completed
with a lovely ivory merino....I figure it will take me to the end of the summer to
complete it...I then decided to order some canvas Penelope is my fav...
and I am going to design 4 patterns that I have been thinking about for awhile..
Needlepoint is quite easy actually..you need a yarn needle....I like Clover
for this work, a great pair of scissors..DOVO is my choice...and a lap..
preferably without a cat sitting on it...
and speaking of needles......I am constantly being Pricked by them..
possibly too many projects on the go...
adding these needle protectors ...protects me !
( and David and our cats)
Ohhh and of course your yarn of choice...many use yarn per wee skein
that cost a fortune for a few feet...I find it better to purchase a large ball of yarn
with the same die lot... Anyway, unlike x stitch..YOU only have to make 1 stitch on an angle
that is it...
So my plans today, besides some canning of some RELISH,
we are off to the nursery for some plants...still to cold to plant
but you have to make your purchase soon otherwise everything is gone....
Have you done any needlepoint?
are you thinking of making something?
let me know I would love to hear about it...?
ps. that is a new TAMMY BAG..
best offer, it could be yours..
And all the scissor fobs that were posted today
have all been SOLD ...thanks again!
and do not forget to enter..