Sunday, May 26, 2013

On the Needles and More

The past ten days have been pretty busy here, mostly due to a choir concert  which involved several rehearsals before the final performance on the 18th.  If you click on the choir link on the sidebar, you can listen to some of the selections from the Brahms Requiem and Vaughn Williams' Five Mystical Songs that we sang during various church services prior to the concert.  Interspersed between the rehearsals and the other activities of our week, I did find time to work on a few smaller projects.  I am also working on a couple of sweaters that won't be done for a while.


This is a "bead stew" bracelet from a kit purchased from Earthfaire.  It's fun and very different from my usual knitting.  It will be a gift.



I finished these Raggedy Ann booties after adapting the pattern.  Two patterns were combined because I wanted the booties to be smaller than they are with the normal pattern.




A few times each week I try to pick up my stitching needle and do some embroidery.  This sampler was started a LONG time ago, and I'm hoping this is the year it will be finished.

The next several weeks are promising to be just as busy.  There's a 50th college reunion and a high school graduation on the horizon, so don't be surprised if this blog is a bit silent.  Things should settle down by the end of June. See you then!

12 comments:

Dee said...

That bracelet is really interesting. Is it hard working around the beads?

Your stitches on the sampler are SO perfect! Cute bunny. Will this be for Sophia?

Nancy said...

Those slipper socks are adorable!

Your bracelet looks complicated, but I love it.

CJ STITCHING AND BLOOMS said...

Your slippers are pretty unique. Love your wee stitchery. Your Beaded bracelet is truly lovely. Hugs Judy

Suztats said...

Loved "The Spheres"! I like your bracelet, and of course your sampler. It's adorable!

kathy b said...

Well you are very busy. ITs fun to hear your happenings whenever!

I love the raggedy ann booties. THey are so darn cute. I've never seen them before.

Happy Graduation , we've got one (tw0 ) coming up in a few more weeks. WE CANT WAIT

Judy D in WA said...

Love the bracelet and the stitchery. But those booties, OMG, those are precious!!!

Merry said...

A very busy time for you but you still manage a wonderful variety of projects. Love those booties.

Tanna at The Brick Street Bungalow said...

Oooh, great projects, Judy! That bracelet is so pretty. And, the booties looks like they could have come straight off Raggedy Ann! =)

Enjoy your reunion! We'll look forward to hearing about it. blessings ~ tanna

Jeanne said...

All three projects are wonderful. I love the cute booties! I sing in our church choir, too.

Rian said...

Oh gosh are those booties CUTE! And that bracelet looks like a lot of fun...I wonder if that concept could morph into pocket or placket trims...

Nancy Kay said...

All your projects are so cute!! Those booties are adorable!
Yes, this is a busy time of year for many of us!!

Charlene ♥ SC said...

I love that you do so many different types of things! Variety...and all that! Those Annie boots are SO adorable. Enjoy your concert and the 'educational' activities, too!