Monday, October 27, 2008

Warm and cozy scarf

I'm not sure what this scarf is made of. It could be wool, but it could be an acrylic too. It is thick, and when I wear it it feels like I'm wearing a blanket. This is another scarf that I could wear more often if it had a set outfit. I think I will try to wear it tomorrow. The weather is so cold that I think I would enjoy something cozy around my shoulders.

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As you can see, it is from Italy. I don't remember at all where I got this one from.

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We had a wonderful family reunion this weekend! There were grand kids, grand-parents, nieces and nephews, in-laws and friends, and all kinds of siblings. We had our usual chili and cornbread lunch (with all kinds of delicious extras). Instead of playing games, we have started bringing a craft for everyone to participate in. This year was a mosaic on a ceramic tile; every one of them was beautiful.

After the get together, my youngest sister showed me how to do temari. Here's the two of us concentrating together on our work. I will show my finished temari when it's finished, but I wanted to thank my sister for showing me; I've wanted to learn this technique for years. My guild did it one year, but I missed that meeting.

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I have to laugh at this picture, a little bit. The two of us were off in our own little world, while there were at least 11 other people and a dog in the room. You can see from the way I'm holding my mouth that I was concentrating. Needlework has been a wonderful past-time for me throughout the years. All I have to do is pick up a needle and I'm in my happy place.

2 comments:

paulahewitt said...

I like the idea of everyone doing a crat together at your family gatherings. much better than drinking wine and arguing about politics! looking forward to seeing the temari ball you are concentrating on so intently.

Cathy said...

Isn't it nice to do a craft with your sister. My sister is 8 years younger than me and that is one thing we have in common. I enjoy the time I spend with her doing needlework. I think it has brought us closer together.