And Then the Lights Went Out

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I had a fairly productive day yesterday. I took some photos to share and was ready to blog about my progress after dinner. In the middle of dinner prep, the lights went out. This is a rare occurrence. We have lived here for more than 7 years and we have had very few power interrupts. Apparently, a tree was down in the neighborhood. First it was to be back at 9 and then 11. We finally went to bed at 10:30. I think it came back on at 1:30 this morning.

Anyway, I went back to stitching the organza to the wool pre-felt. It has such a luxurious tactility. I just love touching it. This is why I work in textiles.

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I think I can finish stitching it today and do the shrinking. The Barnes’ are coming over for pizza so I may not get totally done.

I also made a quick trip to Mill Ends to get some yarn to make a chemo hat for my friend Judy who starts chemo this week for breast cancer. She is so upbeat and positive about this whole experience — she makes me smile when I want to cry about it. I promised her a chartreuse hat and I found this yummy mohair:

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But, in the end, she is such a colorful person, I had to go with this:

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It is really soft. I think it will look great. I was going to start knitting last night, but that didn’t happen!!

While I was at Mill Ends, I saw this colorful burlap. Have been wondering what I could do with some of this.

colorfulburlap

2 Responses to “And Then the Lights Went Out”

  1. Fitzy says:

    Your new piece looks like a dandelion gone to seed – beautiful!

  2. Judy says:

    I love both yarns! Can’t wait to touch the hat…..you are right, textiles are so much about the feel, aren’t they? But then the colors can also drive me insane! Maybe….maybe, I’m just insane????? LOL

    Thank you for your support!

    I love you Honey!

    xxoo