How was your weekend? Mine was so nice. Another weekend that was filled with things I love: knitting, stitching, reading, napping, cooking, etc. It never gets boring to me!
I finally got around to repairing/doing some visible mending on a pair of favorite jeans. This is like a throwback to the 60's! LOL I love these jeans, but was starting to get a tiny hole and then the fabric on a seam was beginning to wear away.
I just did a random flower-like shape over the tiny hole - purposefully making it not symmetrical (which I know will drive some folks nuts, but not me). The seam was really too hard to embroider over and I remembered I had some decorative tape and voila! I love the way this turned out.
Saturday was a beautiful day to be out and about...and I was. Later it was still very nice, so Fletch built a fire and we sat out at the fire pit for a few hours. Very relaxing. Sunday was not such a nice day. But, that is the day we eat breakfast together, so I made an apple & blueberry Dutch pancake. Yum!
I'm not a fan of meatloaf, but Fletch likes it, so I made a large one for dinner (plenty of leftovers for lunches for that boy). We had that with baked potatoes and roasted Brussels Sprouts and Parsnips (I love parsnips...Fletch not so much). I just tossesd the veggies with EVOO and sprinkled on an "Everything but the Bagel" seasoning - they roasted while the potatoes baked and the meatloaf cooked.
Later in ithe afternoon I opened up my sewing machine and tried to do a mending job on one of Fletcher's jackets, but my machine would not work! I could turn the wheel by hand (but that is slow going)...the foot peddle is not working. So, Fletch unbolted the machine from the cabinet and it is now on the floor in the office room. There is a shop in King of Prussia where I have taken it in the past for cleaning and oiling (which it needs again...anyway...). They open at 10 this morning, so I will call and see if I can drop the machine off to be fixed. I may just put the machine in the car, drive to the office to do some work and then (hopefully) drop off the machine.
I did manage to wind some yarn this weekend:
Pretty, huh? The cake on the left is one I showed in skein form a few weeks back. It is from KnitPicks and is in the "Muse" line - hand painted, 75% superwash and 25% nylon. The colorway is "Enthusiasm Speckle" and it reminds me of bubblegum or confetti. This will become socks for a friend. The other yarn is new and is 100% wool from Juniper Moon Farm. Patagonia Organic Merino and the colorway is "Thistle." Any guesses as to what this will become?
Well, time to grab another cup of coffee and try to wake up. I'm having issues connecting to my work stuff, so I guess I'd really better go into the office. Tom from IT is always in on Mondays, so I can have him look at my laptop. Wishing you all a great week!