Phew! back in work to enjoy the rest

Last week I took some knitting to Florida with me and I was able to finish 3 more squares for the charity knit.

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Saturday morning I was up early to go get Shellac put on my nails. For the first time in over 10 years I am back to my own nails, minus the gel. Shellac is a toughened nail polish which I hope will protect them long enough for them to strengthen. Off to the quilt shop for a BOM called patriots in petticoats. No pictures of the finished blocks yet as they are still a work in progress, you get 2 blocks a month but they are all very small pieces so great practice cutting and sewing accurately…. I hope. Off to lunch at the local diner with my very good friend Dolores. Lots of chatting and laughing, just as it should be.


DH and I then drove over to the White Barn Wool shop to drop off the squares and while I was there I bought some fabulous wool its by Berroca and it has Alpaca in it… so so soft ! The colors are great as well P1020374

The top skein is a little more grey than it looks in the picture and that is the main color. I am knitting the jacket in Nicky Epstein’s Block By Block book. Its a fantastic book there are instructions there for loads of 8 X 8 blocks using all sorts of knitting techniques, cable, intarsia, 3D blocks etc. and then the instructions for a number of completed designs. The idea is that you can make the design your own by switching out the blocks you use. I will show you as it comes along.

Back to the house a quick spruce up then off to collect our friends Kathy and Wayne so that we could go and meet up with Anita and Carmine, early dinner in Middletown then off to the theatre to see a Beatles Tribute band. They were excellent and really took the whole thing very seriously including the faux Liverpool accents and general appearance and manners of the band.


The evening was rounded off nicely with dessert and the sweet cafe and then off home to bed after a very full day.

Sunday was PJ’s and sewing day – I made a home spun style door stopP1020371 

And also completed my January block for the quilting B that I belong to. It was called a broken wedding ring I think – lovely fabric and very interesting way of making it – I enjoyed it a lot.P1020370

Sunday night was spent knitting a little but mostly packing to come back to Florida. i am here for 2 weeks this time so no sewing. I am sure I will get withdrawal symptoms