Thursday, May 19, 2011

{Pretty, Happy, Funny, Real}

Capturing the context of contentment in everyday life.

I made curtain tie-backs for my kitchen window and a fabric bin to contain kitchen laundry.    I'm really pleased with the way both turned out.
I'm knitting along making a Baby Surprise Jacket.  It's my very first sweater, and I'm excited about it.  Here I've just started.

And here is my current progress.  This picture is a much better representation of the color of the yarn.
And then there were eleven.  This mug is another casualty of my pregnancy hands.  Does anyone else find that they extra clumsy in the third trimester?  The mug slipped out of my hand as I was loading the dishwasher, and chipped exactly where everyone around here would drink from it, since we're all right-handed.  Funny in an ironic sort of way.

In the midst of moving the lampshade broke away from the metal frame that holds it on the lamp.  After trying unsuccessfully to replace the shade (we couldn't find anything of the right type in an appropriate size)  I glued it back together.  So here it is, sitting upside down on waxed paper, waiting for the glue to dry.  It worked beautifully, by the way.

round button chicken


  1. Your curtains are lovely, and the matching basket - a great idea! Also, good job with the knitting. You're doing well!

  2. I really must learn to knit! Thanks for the inspiration! And, yes, I am just as clumsy in the 3rd trimester--so for the loss!

  3. Your curatin tie-backs are lovely. I've been meaning to make some for months! Maybe this afternoon...
    And I agree with the late pregnancy clumsiness. I have broken more things this month than I care to admit. And I run into walls, too.