Tuesday, December 05, 2006

Look! Pictures!

Yes, there will be pictures in this blog post. They are not the pictures I spoke of yesterday. Those ones have yet to be taken.

First, A was feeling better today. She and T both took a nap yesterday afternoon. She went to school today, which cleared the way for T and I to go the oh-so-fun tag office. We had to wait quite a while, but T was very good and we found some other kids to sit next to. Their mom was very nice and she was new to the area. She just got married last week and moved here from St. Louis, Missouri to be with her husband, who is stationed at the local Air Force base. (I know all this, but I don't know her name. lol.) So we chatted a bit while the kids sat on the floor and shared toys. Oh! A lady came in right before my turn came up and she had her knitting with her. I did too, but I wasn't able to get it out with T. Once we were done there, T and I went to Sam's to stock up on some staple items. I'm sick of running to the store for TP. So, I bought approximately a bushel of it. Then of course, there is the keg of laundry detergent and enough pasta to last us if there is a nuclear event. We could move underground and live on pasta until enough radioactive isotope half-lives have passed for us to emerge safely.

On to the pictures! Just before Thanksgiving, I framed T's parents' wedding sampler. I made a simple card to go along with it and wrote about the symbolism of the dragonfly as a creature of light.



Yes, there is a flash glare in the middle of this picture. I told you it is a creature of light! Besides, the main point is to see how nicely the frame goes with the piece. I get most of my custom frames from American Frame, including this one. I do my own lacing and framing.


They love it! They opened it on Thanksgiving, and when I handed the package to my SIL, she said, in a hushed voice, "Oh, our wedding cross stitch!" Since my older brother is the third of my siblings to get married, it's getting a little obvious what the wedding gift will be. But they're all different. In fact, one of my younger brothers said, "That's really cool, but mine is better!" LOL. That's the goal, for each one to think theirs is the best. I think I really set myself up when I stitched Teresa Wentzler's Wedding Sampler for the first one.

On the knitting front, here's one last picture of the orange yarn before it becomes socks. It's not a perfect dye job, but it's interesting and pretty good, especially for a first attempt. I'm hoping to knit the the socks secretly and give them to hubby for his birthday December 28th. But, we saw how well that worked out with the kids . . .



Finally, here are my son Q's pirate socks. He wanted pirate socks like Daddy's, but I wasn't willing to scale down the whole Arrrgyle thing for his much smaller feet. I figured he would like stripes with the skull and crossbones duplicate stitched on. And he does.

10 comments:

Anonymous said...

The framing job is perfect. And I love imagining what the wedding couples are like that match up with each of those wedding pieces. They're all so beautiful. Looking forward to seeing the socks. The striped pirate ones are way cool.

Stefaneener said...

What a lovely gift! Those socks are too wonderful. I had better keep Thing 1 away from this blog, or I'll never hear the end.

Queen Bee said...

It tooks incredible, Lara! The socks and the yarn look good too :)

velda said...

fabulous socks and wool and stitching! You've been a busy girl!!!!!

Sara Laughs said...

I really like the way that dragonfly came out. It's gorgeous.

AND I need a pair of those pirate socks! NEED!!!

Anonymous said...

Your wedding piece is terrific! I'm still miffed that American Frame won't ship to Canada. Those socks are super cool!

Anonymous said...

Wow, that frame is perfect for that piece. Great job!

Way cool striped pirate socks.

Gwen said...

Awesome cross stitch and wonderful socks!

Anonymous said...

THose socks are adorable!!!!!!!! Well everything is great... but those socks.. you are so talented!!!

Karen said...

I love that dragonfly! That is a wonderful piece... but not as nice as Mine! (Which Cherie can tell you hangs on my dining room wall for all to see!)

You are so very talented. Stitching, knitting, dying yarns... wow...