Monday, July 9, 2012
Family visit, shopping and a floppy sun hat
I also snagged a little globe note holder. (I have a thing for globes and maps.) Linda was the big winner of the day, though. She also bought a nice used set of luggage ($10 for the set) AND we went to one of our favorite stores, A Modern Line, so that Linda could pick up the vintage double size headboard that she had refinished by the owner of A Modern Line. It turned out beautifully. You can really see the grain of the wood. Now all Linda has to do is advertise and sell her current guest room bed (along with a desk) and she's one step closer to completely revamping her guest bedroom.
In the mean time, we also sent off the package we were readying a couple of posts ago to The Humble Stitch Project. So now we're starting all over again for the next batch of items. I did make one other item during this time. My sister, Carol, and her family are getting ready to go on a Disney cruise so she asked if I could make a floppy yellow sun hat for her 5 year old daughter, Ava. I looked at a number of patterns, picked one that both Carol and I liked and got to work. I purchased the pattern from a blog called Crochet Dreamz and it was SO easy to make. I used a bright lemon yellow yarn and decided to go with all white flowers after finding Mickey Mouse ears buttons at the local Jo-Ann's. There were quite a few colors in the package of buttons but I decided to stick with primary colors. I used the smaller buttons in the center of the flowers and decided to add one of the large ones on the back of the brim. Now Ava can feel stylish and and right at home among the Disney crowd.
To borrow a quote from one of the characters from one of my favorite '80's movies, "Sixteen Candles", it's time to "no more yanky my wanky" (spoken by The Donger) and get back to work. I recorded and edited today so I'm off to a good start for the week.