Good morning everyone ~ It’s hard to believe it is Thursday already. A week from today Thanksgiving preparations will be in full swing for Americans. I can almost smell all of the delicious aromas from kitchens around the country.
It is a foggy morning here. It’s been almost like summer the past 4 days, in the 80’s very warm and humid! Those few cool days with chilly nights were really nice. I think we’re supposed to get more of that the end of the month.
Yesterday my ‘win’ of laces came and oh my what a treat! My pictures do not do them justice. They are beautiful!!! Nicki Lee hand dyes these and you can purchase them from her Etsy shop Raviolee Dreams. My win was a lovely presentation in itself. A lovely lace bag, tied with a sweet ribbon with a heart button. I love it.
Sorry for the light glare on this photo. I thought her packaging was really nice.
Here it one pkg of laces, I didn’t look before I shot the picture so that the one lace lower left corner is folded in. I can’t tell you how thrilled I am to have these and can’t wait to start using them. My mind is working overtime.
These were actually two separate pkgs. The lavender and green heart was one, and the white hearts another. I’m keeping the larger heart for myself. Isn’t it beautiful? There was a choice of either pink and green or the one I chose.
Sorry for the lousy photo here. This was my little something extra, sweet little charms to add to my creations. Wonderful!!
Thank you Nicki Lee for this wonderful give away of your beautiful hand dyed laces. Congrats on your 600th Etsy sale which was your reason for the give away. Thank you for the inspiration you have zapped me with by your blog and lovely creations, and this wonderful selection of laces.
Below are a couple more crocheted and beaded wire hearts that I made over the last few days. I can only do a couple at a time, as working with wire is rough on the fingers, even though this wire is very fine. I’ve tried thicker grade wires before and they are alright for certain things. I can only imagine what crocheting with sterling or gold wire must be like, wonderful to be sure. I enjoy working with this nickel wire and think it makes delicate work which I love.
Here are all three hearts. I made the blue one with a loop for wearing on a chain. I’d like to use fresh water pearls and other gems with these, but need to make and save up some money first for those.
Here’s the view outside my window this morning. Foggy and peaceful, even though traffic is racing by. I love this vase. DH bought it for me when we were in Lisbon, Portugal, on Valentine’s day in the early 70’s, on one of our little vacations while DH was in the US Navy. We had a VW camper at the time and that’s what we slept and ate in. The cement lady statue out in the patio area is one of my favorite pieces on our property.
After dinner the other night as I was cleaning up I saw this wine drop heart on the counter and had to grab the camera. I couldn’t have done this if I had tried.
Well, I’ve got to do some things before heading off to work today. I didn’t really do anything around here much, laundry, messed with Christmas lights, (grr) vac’d and dusted, made an apple pie with a crumble top, delicious, and made a loaf of white bread in my machine which fell. It is still edible, but it’s always a disappointment when that happens, which it does occasionally.
Anyway, have a great rest of the week.
We can easily manage if we will only take, each day,
the burden appointed to it.
But the load will be too heavy for us
if we carry yesterday's burden over again today,
and then add the burden of the morrow before we are required to bear it.