Monday, November 24, 2008

She has enough hair to host a clip.  Hallelujah. 
She has been sleeping some longer stretches during the day so I've been able to engage in some more involved crafty projects.  Just in time for the holidays which in the Schwarz-Madrid household is also birthday season as there are 5 birthdays between November 19 and January 4th.  Because it is holiday/birthday crafting, I can't actually show some of the stuff as some of the intended recipients actually read this blog.  But below is the preparations for Penelope's Thanksgiving dress, which turned out really cute.  
My friend Vicky finally succeeded in dragging me out to the suburbs (gasp) to her favorite fabric store Cloth and Bobbins.  I have to admit that it is definately worth the painless 15-minute drive.  I did find rick-rack in the perfect burnt orange color to trim the dress.  

Here is Claudia providing a size reference for Penelope's new sweater.  It's 'Helena' from knitty.com.  I knit it in some Nature wool that I had bought when Holly was pregnant to make something for her baby.  So much for good intentions.  However, the knitting goddesses punished my for my selfishness and I ran out of yarn with half a sleeve and the trim to go.  I filled in the sleeve with another red I had lying about and it almost matches.  I did the trim with a beautiful hand-dyed yarn I got the first year we went to the NY sheep and wool festival.  I'm going to make myself a hat with the rest of the skein.  Anyway, the sweater turned out nice and Penelope is a very appreciative recipient of the stuff I make for her (as is Diego, actually).  
Almost Thanksgiving, my favorite holiday.  I probably won't be blogging over the holiday, so Happy Thanksgiving to all.  I think our whole country can be thankful this year in spite of the economy.  

3 comments:

nkd said...

ANOTHER fabric shop in the area? Was I just ahead of the sewing curve or what? We have a few good fabric stores here but... that REALLY pisses me off!

Jessi said...

Yeah there is a yarn store a few doors down from this one too--just like the Spool/Loop double threat.

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