Sunday, August 31, 2008

More Photos From The Workshop

Len is making progress on the TV stand/bookcase for Emily's apartment. It is actually beginning to look like something rather just lots of wood and clamps. This is going to be an amazing piece of furniture when he finishes. The top is being glued and that involves LOTS of clamps. The main body of the piece is now in the sanding stage. Here are some photos taken just moments ago.

Of course, a busy woodworker needs some freshly baked peanut butter cookies to sustain him for the long hours of gluing and clamping.

Wednesday, August 27, 2008

Come Visit the Workshop

Len has been busy in his garage workshop building a TV stand with shelves for Emily's new apartment. This is going to be a fine piece of furniture when it is done and will have that extra dose of love that only a Dad-built piece of furniture can have.

The photo below, shows the project last weekend. Apparently, he is trying to prove his maxim that a woodworker can never have too many clamps.

Saturday, August 23, 2008

Some Family Photos to Share

Blogging to share a couple of family photos taken last Saturday at my Dad's home in CT. My two aunts came from NJ to spend a few hours with us. It was good to see them.

Tuesday, August 12, 2008

Little Princess

I sewed on the buttons and the "Little Princess" baby set is finished. This is the Little Lamb baby sweater and bonnet from the Leisure Art's leaflet, Precious Layettes to Knit. I had a single skein of Plymouth Encore so not quite enough to knit the entire bonnet using that. The contrast on the bonnet is Vanna's Choice (color - magenta). I really love the buttons. The top button is a crown that says "Princess". The other two buttons are a castle and a ball gown.

Sunday, August 10, 2008

Motorcycle Sunday

I can't believe I let a week go by without posting the photos from last Sunday. Emily was home for the weekend and her friend, Steve, came out to spend the day on Sunday. It was a beautiful weather day here so he rode his motorcycle. Here is a picture of Emily, Steve, and the bike.

After dinner, Steve took me for a ride. Great fun!

Sunday, August 3, 2008

Child's Sweater is Finished

The child's sweater is finished. I had the perfect buttons in my stash - little brown teddy bears with blue bows around their necks. (Double click the photo to enlarge and see the detail of the buttons.) I folded the sleeves in to photograph the sweater, but you get the idea, I'm sure. It was fun to knit combining a variety of yarns that were given to me by a friend to use for my charity knitting.