We had rain this week! Almost 1.85 inches in 24 hours. This is a huge deal here as the drought is severe and the last several opportunities for rain passed us by. Nature is very, very grateful and the plants are putting the extra moisture and nitrogen to good use. When the clouds started rolling in, I felt the pull to sit and do some yarn work. It was the perfect time to finish up the thread crochet project I started last week. I got as far as putting a garland together, adding some felt balls to the riot of color. Now it’s just a matter of adding the special touches–beads and sequins and any other number of sparkly embellishments. Once it’s complete, I’ll write up all the details for you. Just in case you get inspired to play.
The rest of the week was filled with tedious but necessary business paperwork. It wasn’t easy to shift gears from colorful creating to boring administrative tasks. A weird week, indeed. But I did manage to cut into this bundle for a brand new project.Mr. P was startled to learn that this quilt will not be leaving the house, that it will be his new lap quilt. So many things pass through here, he’s grown accustomed to seeing things he likes find permanent homes elsewhere. I figured it was time for another quilt for him. Parson Gray’s Shaman collection is just the thing. You’ll find it in stores now. With less than three weeks until Christmas, there is still time for handmade gifts. Don’t forget to check out the Freebies section for ideas. This post from last year highlights some quick and easy projects you can make in an afternoon or less.