Saturday, November 1, 2014

the first cold morning....

It was 48 degrees (F) this morning and i couldn't resist....i turned up the heat just to take the chill out of the air....and to make sure it is in working order. The cold front came in right after Halloween which was celebrated here in the US last night. I'm not much of a holiday person but I heard this one thing that I'd thought I'd share with you....
....a little girl was asked what she was going to dress up as for Halloween. she said, "I'm going to dress up as a lion that looks like a giraffe."  isn't that wonderful. what an imagination.

I finished up that Noro scarf I showed you last week and am now trying to finish up the Downton Abbey coat since it will soon be cold enough to wear it. I'm working on the last piece which is the collar and then I can start putting it all together. I can't wait to finish so I can start on some other knitting projects that are waiting in the wings...

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the collar for the Downton Abbey coat

I did a bit more stitching on the crazy hanky patchwork piece that will become a pillow. I cut out some circles from a  linen embroidered doily but didn't want to waste the scrap left so I did some free motion stitching in the spaces and will add some stitching embellishment so it can be used on the back of the pillow.

the left over of a linen doily

added scrim and hanky scraps with free motion embroidery

a flower garden created on one corner of the crazy hanky patch

....and finally, I've decided to create a dress out of this top I've had for years but hardly ever wear. I removed the bottom ruffle of a black and white skirt that I do not wear and will add it to the top and it will be the perfect length for an easy slip on dress. The symbol on the dress is for the word OM which is used in meditation to create a vibrational frequency of harmony in the body. You can read about that here.

the top with the OM symbol

ruffle taken off of the bottom of a skirt.

Hope you all have a great week.

15 comments:

Nancy said...

The hankies are turning many different directions! Love it and the Downton Abbey coat is looking good, can't wait to see it on you :)
Love the Halloween story ...and the Om shirt...I adore that!!

Magpie's Mumblings said...

I am somewhat ashamed to admit that I have never watched Downton Abbey, but I'm definitely intrigued by your coat. The collar looks so feminine and pretty.

Morna Crites-Moore said...

I love your Downton Abbey coat ... And I hope Magpie will watch it. In fact, I envy her because she has it ahead of her!

Jane Galley said...

How exciting to be getting to the end of the coat, love that colour.

margaret said...

lots going on in your creative world this past week. So wanting to see your coat finished I know it is going to be amazing.What great use you have made with the left over linen too

karen said...

you achieve so much Deanna and the skirt project sounds really fascinating...
We are having unseasonally warm weather and today we have some elusive sunshine!!

Louise Oakes said...

It's chilly here this morning (Sunday) , but it's also lovely and sunny. Im looking forward to seeing the Downton jacket when it's finished too. I love how you reuse every little bit of your linens etc. I can't chuck stuff unless it's teeny weeny either♡

Ms. said...

Oh my, the chill hasn't slowed your creativity one bit....you ARE the lion/giraffe incarnate :-)

jude said...

loved that little story. i think i will add a layer to the wind robe. rather chilly here as well.

Mosaic Magpie said...

I have to admire your tenacity to get your projects finished. Love the collar for the coat. The OM top/dress will be great.
Deb

Susan Hemann said...

It has turned cold in Ohio as well. Can hardly wait to see your coat! I love the flower garden, very creative!! I love to see flower gardens in fabric. Love the dress. I mediate so am familiar with om.... Have a great week

neki desu said...

cute dress! the abbey sweater will look great w.it

Rachel said...

I'm trying to imagine how someone could even start on a costume for a Lion that Looks Like A Giraffe...!

Peggy said...

What a beautiful coat it will be. I hope it comes together easily and perfectly. And I love your idea for the blouse turned dress. I'd have way more clothes if I followed suit and got creative with what I hang onto but never wear.

handstories said...

love how children's thinkings are unlimited.
& love your cheery garden stitching.

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