Tuesday, February 2, 2010

Knitted love, mail and frenchy finds

I always have a project on my needles. I just finished this shawl last week. It's not for me, I might give it to someone special. (It looks like someone is modeling the shawl but it's actually drapped over my sewing machine).

Look at what arrived in my mailbox a few weeks ago. It's from here. It was immediately framed and hung in my craft room. If you don't already visit Heather's blog, well you should. She's amazing. She's the second blog I discovered almost three years ago. The way I found out about blogging (I was clueless about blogs) was with this blog. Her soaps are so delicious smelling you want to have a bit. And let me tell you, she has the cutest little boy.

And last but not least - some Frenchy treasures I found in one 10 minute visit last week. Look at all this bright colored fabrics.

And in the same stash, there were these 8 black and white samples. I'm thinking a simple quilt for a teenager maybe...


And a wooden spool holder. My 10 minute shopping spree at Frenchy's cost me $2.25.

I am teaching myself to knit socks, with the help of You Tube videos and very clear and simple instructions from so many inspirational blogs. I'm almost done with the first sock, I'll post pictures. Things are going well so far, fingers crossed please.

8 comments:

Eco Yogini said...

geez, you are a Frenchy QUEEN. sigh- we went to value village the other day to drop off some stuff, and i got so frustrated with all the people we had to leave.... lol.

someday!

Vickie LeBlanc said...

Good morning EY. Same here, we hardly ever go to Frenchy's on weekends - too many people.

Kim said...

Wow amazing fabric finds! One of those pcs here would have cost me $2-3 alone! Value village prices keep going up. I am thinking my sis & I need to take aroad trip this summer to check out a Frenchy's :)

sherrieg said...

Thanks for the mention - he IS cute, isn't he? Nice finds - I especially love the spool holder. And the shawl is beautiful!

JoyceAnn said...

Wow Vickie ~ The shawl is beautiful , you're very talented with those needles!
I love the art , what a wonferful piece. Your Frenchie finds are great too , the spool holder alone was worth the 2.25.

~ Many Blessings ~

Colleen said...

Wow, all that for $2.25?? Yeah, we certainly don't get those kinds of deals here in Ontario.

Marisa said...

I love the shawl...especially the colors. You really did hit it big at Frenchies. I was quite lucky my last time out, about three weeks ago, but I'm feeling more Frenchy vibes so another trip is in the very near future.

Barb said...

Wow, I love your finds and your new shawl you knit is gorgeous. Way-to-go Vickie!