The Domestic Dash: Enjoying the Race!

1Year Old!

Work-in-progress Wednesday has quickly become one of my favorite blog topics!  It is always fun to show you what I’m working on, with the hope that you will be inspired in some way to progress with your own projects!  However today, I want to share a work that I’ve had in process for 1 year […]

Riddle Me This- Easter Dishcloth

Happy April!  After this blistering cold winter, I know I’m not the only one who’s glad it’s here!  This month we celebrate Easter, by far my favorite of the ‘Holy’days!  In our house it’s know as Resurrection Sunday and this year it’s extra special because my sweet little boy turns 10 years old that day! […]

For the Birds

For the Birds

After several other questionable attempts with chalk paint, I feel like I’m finally getting the hang of it!  Although I’ll have to admit it took 3 tries before I was happy with the results!  Here’s where I started.   This was the second reincarnation of these chairs purchased by my Grandmother about 1963.  They had never […]

Been Knitting

Been Knitting

I really need someone to send me to bed early tonight!  I’ve been so busy the last couple of weeks I’m not sure if I’m coming or going.  Although I have been knitting!  I’m still working on the mystery shawl, Spring Fling, the first few weeks we only received 6-8 rows, this week just over […]

Better Late....

Better Late….

I’m a little late on my ‘Work-in-Progress Wednesday’ post this week, so without further ado… I finished the ‘Watermelon’ sweater.  It fits perfectly, and after a light blocking the yarn, Rowan’s Creative Linen, is super soft and drapey.  Good pattern + Good yarn = Great Sweater!   The mystery shawl is coming along, slowly, so far […]

Project Progress

Project Progress

I was talking to a good friend on the phone today, and as we were hanging up she said, “I can’t wait to see some finished projects soon!”  Well today is not that day, but here’s what I’m working on this week. The mystery shawl is in the 2nd week.  So far the designer has […]

Riddle Me This, March 2014

Riddle Me This, March 2014

March, it’s a month, it’s a command, forward.  So here we go again, time for a new dishcloth KAL!  This one has been designed by the ‘queen’, it is a simple knit and purl design, no fancy stitches, no special skills required.  Welcome back to all the regulars, and if you are new here welcome! […]

No Mystery

No Mystery

Last week I shared a picture of a shawl I was racing to finish, and today it dawned on me that I never showed the finished product!  I finished it early Thursday evening, right on schedule, it is prettier in person, and light as a feather in lace-weight mink.   So I turned my attention […]

A Day with Friends

A Day with Friends

Today I spent with friends.  It started out very productive, a good friend came over to help me paint these chairs. They were finished with polyurethane that has yellowed badly over time, So I’m giving them a fresh coat of Annie Sloan Old White, then some distressing and some waxing and some beautiful new upholstery, […]

WIP Wednesday

WIP Wednesday

We had a spectacular day here in South Eastern NC!  Cloudless blue skies and for the first time in a long time, 75 degrees, perfection.  However I spent the bulk of the day inside, on the couch, furiously knitting away.  I am working on a pretty, simple shawl that I cast on during the Olympic Opening […]