segunda-feira, 21 de novembro de 2011

A flower from Belgium :)

Hello my dear friends!

This has been a crazy busy time for me... a lot of stuff going on at work, and recently I've started a round of training courses for my colleagues that will last until mid December. It's kind of amazing to think that only 2 or 3 months ago I was home resting and now I hardly have any time for myself... 

I thought I'd post a short note from my hotel room before I do a bit of knitting (does that sound silly...?) and go to sleep to get ready for tomorrow's classes. A post promised long ago, with a picture I've wanted to share of a WIP finished a while back (to make things worse my camera decided to go AWOL again and is nowhere to be found... so this one was taken with my cell phone camera, sorry it's not the best quality!)

This shawl was made with 100% laceweight linen (natural color), with the half circle shawl pattern and I have to confess I'm truly happy with it. Though this yarn is really different from the one shown in the pattern, it turned out really nice and light and pretty (promise I'll show it off better as soon as I find the missing camera!)

But what makes the biggest statement is the crochet flower I adapted from Marjo's lovely gift--found a button in my sewing box that looked like it had been waiting all its like to be used here, added a pin to the back et voilá! A beautiful flower brooch that adds the perfect touch here.

See... I have managed to keep up with my crafts! And there are a lot more to share, as soon as I have a bit of time... and a decent camera :( Until then, back to my needles and yarn to finish off a couple of Christmas presents.

Miss you all! Have a wonderful week :)

7 comentários:

  1. Hello Teresa! I was looking around your blog and I absolutely love the cardigan you made. It is so gorgeous! The color is so pretty too. I like the brooch idea for the new shawl you made. I have seen a lot with pins and those 2-piece shawl pins, but not something like you made. I really like that idea too. I have been trying to catch up on blogs that I follow and I am so far behind. The trouble is there just doesn't seen to be enough hours in the day. Take care.
    Susanne :)

  2. We miss you, too!!!!!!! Glad you are doing well and that you are meeting the demands of your return to work. Love the shawl, it will go with everything you own. The flower is great and I bet you could change it out depending on what colors you want to wear.
    Hugs to you,

  3. We miss you indeed !!!!!!
    The shawl is beautiful and such a lovely Belgium flower hihihihihi LOL.....

    I will phone you when you wiull be back home .....



  4. Teresa, I'm reading this post and having flashbacks! I used to train for the company I worked for (computer softwares and proprietary programs). I traveled a lot and spent a lot of time in hotels. While I'm grateful for those experiences, I don't miss them! Many hours on a laptop in a hotel...usually trying to keep up with the job I had in the office. It was like having two teaching on the road and the other was keeping the computer issues resolved back at home! My daughter was younger and I missed a lot of time with her. She turned out fine, but I'm sorry I wasn't home more. Stay safe and be healthy! And it's nice to see a post from you! Lovely work! Hugs, Annette

  5. Hi Teresa, glad to hear that all is well. Busy is good, some times. So nice that you have a hobby that can easily be taken along for the ride. Your shawl and flower are both lovely. Take care! Best wishes, Tammy

  6. nice to see ya here again ,this is a super busy time ,but im not gona be doing many things like i planned so its more like cozy time here :) resting my hand and reading my school stuff.

    i love the shawl and that flower makes it pop


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