It was a busy spring and summer here at the pond. Things have been happening here that have kept me away from my computer. Still, I have managed to work in some crafting which I will finally share now that it’s autumn & my ability to post here has been curtailed.
First up is a scarf I made my father-in-law as an unbirthday gift during the winter that just wouldn’t leave. It is a novelty cotton on one side and a fleece on the other like these from Christmas two years ago. I have to admit that this is a fabulous go-to present that is pretty, easy to make, and relatively inexpensive while being very customizable.
Next are a series of tea wallets I made using this tutorial: http://www.craftster.org/forum/index.php?topic=403079.0#axzz2clJOep3z
I also made one for my dad.
I made myself a Darwin coffee cozy using fabric from here. I love that I can drink coffee with Darwin whenever I want.
For my mother-in-law I made an armchair remote control caddy. I didn’t use a pattern, I just made it up. How do you like the action shot complete with nook and fountain pens? It matches the bedside organizer I made her in 2012. Thankfully she likes using both.
My great crafting achievement for the season were these eye-patches.
I got tired of having random people impertinently ask me “What did you do to your eye?!?!?” Therefore I did what I make a point of doing: take circumstances and turn them into an opportunity to craft something beautiful. When I wore these I heard “Oh! That is so pretty!” instead and I felt powerful again. That’s a good feeling when you need to wear an eye-patch. I’m not going to tell you why I needed these, so don’t ask. All you need to know is that, yes, I needed them; no, it’s not contagious and yes I’m better now.
I made the pattern up after a lot of trial and error, three prototypes in fact. I have to say that when you make something just for you it is a lot more comfortable than something out of the box. Perhaps I will finally learn how to sew my own clothes. If I can drive on a freeway, sew, work in a lab, wade in a pond, volunteer, and take pictures with one eye I hypothesize that I can do pretty much whatever I set my mind to with patience and God’s grace.
I’ve been plugging away on three quilts, a quillow, and an appliance cover. Given my continuing health adventures I don’t know when I’ll get them done but where there’s a will there’s a way. I’ll share pictures of them as I get them finished and sent off to people.
Thanks for reading and joining me here at the pond, dear readers. Today I will leave you with a little bit of autumn from my back yard.