Saturday, July 23, 2011

Such A Deal!

Such a deal I found at the neighbor's yard sale and at the thrift store in last couple of weeks. I bought this bag of fiber stuff for 75 cents at the neighbor's yard sale. It looked interesting and so I grabbed.

All this stuff was in the bag. The papers are pattern notes for knitting and crochet items. Some round crochet patches that probably would be for some kind of blanket. A big handful of embroidery floss. A small knitted swatch. Also some cross stitch needles. A knitting needle, a crochet hook.

Also in the bag was a couple of hairpin lace frames! Which is why I bought the bag when I saw the frames sticking out. So now I am closer to trying out the craft of hairpin lace which is on my "to-do" list. I bought the six sided peg frame loom for 25 cents at the yard sale. I found instructions for the six sided loom on the internet.

I bought the clipboards for 49 cents each at the thrift store to turn them into little weaving frame looms. I like using old clipboards because they are inexpensive, the pressboard is very sturdy but cuts easily with a hand saw.

Two dollars for all this stuff! Like I said, such a deal!

Have a good day!

Monday, July 4, 2011

My Corner Of The World - July 2011

It's a bright, sunny day in Sacramento, Calif, with expected 100F temperature today. I think I need a plastic kayak to play on the American River.

Here are some California Black Walnuts growing along the river.

This is a Yellow Billed Magpie, a little bigger than a Blue Jay, and almost as noisy.

This noisy red bird is the Sacramento County Fire Department helicopter patrolling the river looking for people in trouble in the river. There were over 80 rescues in the last week.

This butterfly is called Buckeye and is common in this area.

The chihuahuas are getting up close and personal with a couple of Canadian Geese that live here year 'round.

And that's my corner of the world!
Have a good day!