While they don't look much different (than they did last week), I am still plugging away on my Spicier Lifes:
And about mid-week I got my embroidered pillowcases out to work on:
The most simple of embroidery patterns, I don't understand why these aren't done already.
Looking for something pretty mindless to work on I remembered this Boxes Dishcloth pattern I'd been meaning to make again. I was pleased to find out the pattern is much easier for me this time around.
I like this pattern so much. I really should make more of these to have in my "gift box" to have ready for gifting. They are lightweight, but have a great texture for washing dishes, or even one's face.
And I still have this unfinished Uwila Shawl hanging around:
This one just stops me in my tracks every time I look at it. A month or so back I decided to not do the cabled owls so I frogged what I had done of that section. Then I thought I'd just finish it with the whole shawl made in this stitch pattern, but trying to figure out how to figure out how to do that just makes me want to go take a nap. Sigh. And that's all the further I ever get.
So I'm putting this away, but not too far away. I'll keep it handy, but out of sight. And if I haven't made a decision about this thing, by say... December, I'm frogging it. The yarn is a lovely color and it's scrumptiously soft (Deramore's Studio DK). I may frog (or finish) it before December, but that is the deadline I'm giving myself on this.
And that's all I've got on the crafty front. About Wednesday it turned beautiful weather-wise so I enjoyed a number of long walks the rest of the week, planted some more flowers, had lunch with friends mid-week, and power washed my patio for a second time this spring. I also spent too much time this week shopping for something to wear to a wedding next weekend only to decide that I will wear something already in my closet. But I didn't come to that conclusion before I'd found all sorts of fun summer things to add to my closet.
Someone, please tell me I'm not alone in doing this. And before someone gives me the advice to shop my closet first, I did! I always do. I just never seem to come to the logical conclusion that what I have will work fine until I've exhausted my search at the few clothing stores I tend to shop. I would consider it a problem, but having some new things to wear for the new season kind of makes me happy. 😏
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