Category Archives: Knitting

Sweat to Sweater

Several years ago Carol gave me a sweatshirt that had been altered by an elderly lady by adding a knitted yoke to an ordinary sweat shirt.  The purple one is the one I have had several years.    At the time, the lady who made it gave Carol handwritten directions for the knitting pattern.IMG_0855

WELL, as it goes, the pattern was misplaced (lost).    In doing some cleaning this past year, she found the directions.  I typed them up on the computer and decided to try my hand at doing one of these.   With a sweat shirt from the thrift shop, I  proceeded to cut away the yoke and knit a replacement.   The picture of the gray one was made last year.   IMG_0857

This year I came across another sweat shirt from the thrift store.  This one was pink, and I got together the pink, white and variegated yarn left-overs to do it.    Here is the finished product.  A beautiful pink sweater/shirt, all for about $3.00  Hope you like it. IMG_0856

Sorry I haven’t done any posts this year, but with company over New Year’s and a little under the weather since, just haven’t gotten around to it.  Will try to be more regular from now on.  Thanks for stopping by today, and I hope 2014 will be a happy, healthy, prosperous year for you.

COUNTING THE DAYS —-

even though the weather outside doesn’t feel like it, Christmas will soon be here! The temperature on my back porch is 75, and it was almost that high yesterday.  I have made a few things for the grandchildren who live near here.   Truman and Boyd like to do artwork, so I made them ArtBooks with white and colored cardstock pages for them to do their drawing, and ornaments for their tree.IMG_0850

IMG_0851 IMG_0852ForIMG_0853 the girls, I made a crocheted hat for Ella, knit a red cape with hood and muff for Iris’s American Girl doll,  and for Mae, I made a soft rag doll, small pocketbook with cat, and ornaments for all of them as well, including one of “MO” Carol’s Australian Shepherd that Mae loves to play with.   I don’t think any of them will be looking at the blog, so felt free to publish these.  For the out-of-town grand’s, I cut back on mailing this year, and sent only ornaments that would fit in an envelope.

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And I received a nice surprise today, a red poinsettia from one of my Sunday School classmates, Barbara Askew.  It isbeautiful, and thanks, Barbara.  If I don’t see you again before Christmas Day, hope it is a merry, happy day, as we celebrate the birth of our Lord, Jesus Christ.

See you soon.  Thanks for popping in today.

Holiday Art Sale —–

Sorry it has been so long since I posted.   Was quite busy all last week getting ready for the Holiday Art Sale that my neighbor, Andrea, and I were having at my house last Saturday. We sent out quite a few invitations,  but we had very few visitors on Saturday.  Even though the number of customers was very low,  the sales averaged about $40 per person attending. We were happy with the results, and plan to have another one next year.   Hopefully, we can do a  little more advertising, and get more people to the show.  In addition to all of my items, Andrea had some wonderful buys in pottery, woven and quilted items.   Sorry you missed it!IMG_0837 IMG_0838 IMG_0839 IMG_0840 IMG_0841 IMG_0842 IMG_0843 IMG_0844 Here are a few snapshots of my house after we had set up on Friday.

Thanks for stopping by today, and will see you soon.

New Beginnings at 93

For many years I have put off creating a blog,  so now at age 93, I have jumped in!

I have a philosophy that “no day is complete without finishing some form of art, or learning something new, so I will try to post daily, or several times a week.  I hope you will be interested in what I have to say and show you. My interests are painting (watercolors), making greeting cards, many of which have been published in JUST CARDS,  SCRAP&STAMP magazine, and VAMP STAMP magazine and e-articles.   I also do pen and ink drawings called ZIAs (Zentangle Inspired Art) using the art form created by Rick Roberts and Maria Thomas.  This relaxing art helps reduce stress and can be done by anyone.  More about this later.  AND if this isn’t enough, I knit and crochet.   I will show you examples of all of these from time to time.  This is a recent landscape painting I have done in watercolor.

Hope you like it.

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Thanks for stopping by, and see you soon!              Sarah