Saturday, April 27, 2013

Starting a new sweater, flowers and necklace.

I bought a beautiful skein of hand-dyed rayon yarn from my local yarn shop.  It actually is 1,200 yds of beautiful blues.  The shop owner and I laughed about it being a yarn cake because of the high yardage-LOL!!  I found a kimono-type sweater pattern and I started it last night.  This is as far as I got:

Today while John was raking up some straw from the seeding of the backyard lawn, I was in the house making a birthstone bird nest necklace for a customer.  She has 2 sons and their birthstones are blue topaz and sapphire.  I used some Swarovski crystals for the "eggs".  I think it turned out really pretty!

After making the necklace I decided to have a cup of hot tea this afternoon.  It is chilly here because of the rain.  The showers are really making our flowers pop!  Here is some coral bells in the front garden.

 These coral bells were from my Nana's plant.  Nana has been gone for over 23 years, but every time I have moved I have bought a piece of this plant with me!  That is alot of moving and the plant is doing so well!
I sat out on the back porch before the rain shower came.  I love this little plant!!  What gorgeous coloring!!

This Saturday has been a really good one!  Jenny brought Owen and Jack to our house for a visit!!  What a great visit it was!!!

Hope everyone had a great Saturday too!!


mysteryhistorymom said...

It sounds like it's been a lovely day, Sherri! Adore the new necklace and the color of your sweater is luscious! Your little grand babies are beyond precious.:) Lori

Sherri said...

Thanks Lori!! It was a really awesome day!

Joyce's Journey said...

Wow Sherri! Love, love, love that necklace! You did a really nice job on that piece! Looks like that would be fun to make.

Mary (Bookfan) said...

What a great post, Sherri. The sweater will be so pretty in that yarn. I love the necklace you made. And how special to have the coral bells from your grandmother. Have a nice Sunday!

Liz Washburn said...

It's great to find another local blogger! Thanks for commenting on my post. I'll be sure to add you to my blog role and look forward to seeing you at the Cottage.

Debbie said...

The necklace is beautiful, Sherri! You always do such nice work on all of your projects. Love that blue yarn, too.
We don't have any flowers yet. It just started warming up here.
Hope you are having a nice week.

Kay said...

You are so very artistic, Sherri! A kimono style sweater sounds very interesting. I'm imagining how warm and comfy it must be.

Ring of Kerry, Ireland
My husband, John and I went to Ireland for our 25th Wedding Anniversary in 2004. We had an awesome trip and we will never forget it. We actually got to visit our friends who live in Northern Ireland. We spent 3 wonderful days with them! The picture above was taken when we visited The Ring of Kerry. The beauty of Ireland is just spectacular! If you ever get a chance visit there.
Megan is my oldest daughter. She and Ken were married on April 12, 2008. It was a wonderful ceremony and reception!
Jenny and Kevin at their wedding 8/30/08. The wedding was at our home and turned out wonderful! Everyone had such a good time!