Found His Mittens

three little kittens, they lost their mittens...

Alpine Lace Mantilla

Filed under: knitting — Theca at 1:55 am on Monday, August 18, 2014

Finally finished, after nearly a year!

I used the Alpine Lace pattern to make a rectangular shawl but then shortened it slightly to use as a mantilla.  As you may recall I made a long white one for my mother a few years ago.  This time I used black and I made abut 18 center repeats and should have stopped about about 14. It is very long when blocked.   Oh well, it makes a very elegant mantilla!

I used lace weight 100% wool but cant find the brand just now.  I missed the presence of silk as I knitted it but now that it is blocked it looks very shiny and pretty so I don’t miss the silk anymore.  Holds shape well.

 

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Trip to Chicago June2014

Filed under: general — Theca at 11:33 pm on Saturday, August 16, 2014

We buried my mother on June 16 at Ridgewood Cemetery near Chicago. I’ll post pictures of her gravestone after it is finished and added. Here’s some shots of the trip to downtown Chicago:

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Trey Ceilings

Filed under: general,Housing — Theca at 6:01 pm on Saturday, July 6, 2013

My new walls are nice and clean, but were somewhat bland. I could paint, add curtains, or leave it plain. I knew something was needed. The answer was wall decals for my trey ceilings. I’m thrilled with it, especially the bedroom. The dining room one was an afterthought. It colors up the room nicely, was cheap, easy, and removable. I got some clocks, too.

I also bought all new picture holders for my family wall of pictures. Spent the last week reprinting/cutting. These are hot off the press. Each piece cost only $3.

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Love “My” House!

Filed under: general,Housing,knitting — Theca at 12:16 am on Wednesday, June 12, 2013

 

Living Room

Living Room

Living Room

Living Room

 

Entry with sofa table and coat rack

Entry with sofa table and coat rack

 

Dining nook

Dining nook

 

kitchen

 

kitchen

 

 

extra bed

extra bed

exercise room with prayer corner

exercise room with prayer corner

prayer corner

prayer corner

extra bathroom

extra bathroom

computer desk

computer desk

office

New desk with hutch, Sauder brand

 

master bedroom

master bedroom

bedroom

bedroom

 

bedroom

bedroom

 

 

Knitting and Kittens

Filed under: general,knitting — Theca at 4:20 pm on Sunday, March 31, 2013

 

Two newborn hats with Knitcol trends by Adriafil yarns plus another pair of Ruth's Perfect Baby Booties.

Two newborn hats with Knitcol trends by Adriafil yarns plus another pair of Ruth’s Perfect Baby Booties.

 

Two newborn hats with Knitcol trends by Adriafil yarns

Two newborn hats with Knitcol trends by Adriafil yarns

 

Baby earflap hat.  I need to dig up the pattern, it was terrific.  Yarn was  Marble Chunky byJames C. Brett.

Baby earflap hat. I need to dig up the pattern, it was terrific. Yarn was Marble Chunky byJames C. Brett.

 

Hand Knotted rosaries (middle and right rosaries).  I used the rosary army instructions.

Hand Knotted rosaries (middle and right rosaries). I used the rosary army instructions.

Knitted Christmas bells.  I used the pattern from the internet and varied it for different sizes.  http://www.squidoo.com/crafts-how-to-make-knit-bells

Knitted Christmas bells. I used the pattern from the internet and varied it for different sizes. http://www.squidoo.com/crafts-how-to-make-knit-bells

Knitted bell

Knitted bell

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Theo

Theo

Theo

Theo

Theo

Theo

Theo

Theo

Theo

Theo

Theo

Theo

Theo

Theo

Theo

Theo

Theo

Xander

Xander

Xander

Xander

Xander

Xander

Xander

Xander

Xander

Xander

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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