Monday, July 15, 2013


We've been enjoying our second set of visitors since June 30, first were DS#2 and his family, and now DD#2 and her family.  Lots of good conversation, lots of quiet time spent reading together, lots of good food, lots of help with cooking and cleaning up, but not lots of time to spend writing a blog post.  I will be back after they leave with my usual comments and reports of projects.

In the meantime I can show one of the projects prepared as a gift.  This is a set of 12 Christmas Tree Napkins.  They can be used as a centre piece or placed separately beside dinner plates.  The colours here are not quite true.  The green is a lively apple green, which has echoes in the cream/purple/green and gold print.  The effect is really lovely.

I made one set for DD#2 and one set for DDIL. The fellows each received a pair of hand knit socks, and the four grandkids (two per family) each received a snuggly fleece blanket.

DS#2's socks were too small, so a new, larger pair were cast on while they were still here.  I'm knitting the ribbing of the first sock (toe up) of his larger socks, and will post a picture when they are finished.

Enjoy your summer as we are enjoying our holiday times with our kids and grandkids!


  1. Louise... what a cute pattern... looks like Christmas trees... be sure to tell us how to make them okay?

    Sharon J

    1. These will be taught some time at Pieceful Stitchers. I don't think they're on the schedule for this year, but maybe we could fit them in. They are really quite simple!

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