I have been feeling a bit off center these past couple of weeks, and when that happens I completely withdrawal into myself, I am a Cancer after all. I love the comfort of my shell, and I don't want to talk. So I have quietly looked at all your blogs, being a lurker for a few weeks. Hope you do not mind my lack of comments, I am trying to be a bit better starting today.
My wonderful sister Claudia has done some much needed updating to my blog, I thank you so much Claudia. Now you can follow me on Pinterest and bloglovin, July 1st is coming quickly, the end to our Google followers fun. I don't want to join circles and have a bunch of people I don't know joining me. I feel like I am back in high school trying to be a lot cooler than I am. I have a thing with the whole Google empire, I don't think anyone should have that much knowledge of me. So it is bloglovin for me, hope I don't lose too many of you, that would make me so sad. I have said a million times I can not do a thing on this blog without my sisters help. Claudia is so patient with me and now doesn't even try to make me do it on my own, it isn't going to happen. I really just mess it all up, I have no idea what hlm thingy I have to do with this widget and that widget, so thanks again to you dear sister for helping me out.
Last week I had a field trip to my favorite yarn store in Tampa with a few friends from my knitting group. Knit n' Knibble is a fantastic store, you have to visit it if you are in the area. I walked in an immediately saw this lovely yarn bowl sitting on one of their big work tables. I immediately fell in love.
I have wanted a yarn bowl for years, they are not in abundance here in Florida. I wanted to see it, and touch it before buying it, and look here it is the perfect one. It is extra large, there is 450 yards of sock yarn in this, I love it. Let me say it was pretty expensive, something I do not usually do splurging that way, but I do have a birthday coming up.....that is my excuse, and it is pretty cute.
Dress number two is completed, and it only took me two days. It is amazing once you get those arms put in correctly it is much easier the second time around. Something I always forget about myself is that I am tall, and frankly not that cute. I am 48 and this dress looks like an Easter dress for an 8 year old. I think I will hang it in my closet for a bit and pass it along to Goodwill. Someone might wear it because you know what, I'd look foolish in it. I need classics, classic lines, shapes and colors, not cutesy.
To keep with the sewing theme (and slightly less cuteness) I made this dress from two large men's t-shirts I bought on sale at Target. I followed part of the directions from Anne at WobiSobi, and then did the neckline on my own, because once again I am not cute and young and can't get by with a neckline hanging off my shoulder.
My little buddy is back for a visit, and Max is holding up very well. He has allowed patting and hair pulling, and lots of drool on his fur. He is an angel my Max. My little one is with us for a whole week while his medical foster family is at Disney with their adoptive daughters. They deserve a break and my little guy needs to crawl around and explore, being in a hot stroller all day at Disney would not be fun for him.
Hope you are all well, I will try to catch up with you all in the next day or two.