My sewing machine died. I haven't had the TIME to go near it in weeks, but of course, this weekend I want to finish up a quilt top to send it out for quilting and it dies (Todd and I have talked and in the interest of saving wear and tear on my machine, anything larger than a lap quilt I will be sending out to be quilted - we just cannot fit in the budget right now the machine that I want). Not sure what happened to it - it worked fine when Jessie took it to sewing camp last Monday night, and she sewed on it some on Friday just playing around. It's going to the doctor this afternoon when I am off work. It runs, it just won't pick up the bobbin thread and SEW. It was time for a good cleaning anyhow so.....
But I'm still being crafty. And this sort of crafting I can do sitting out on the deck, or on the swing or by the pool:
Luxe Neckwarmers from Knit 2 together. I had to make 2 - the first one (the dark brown one) I bound off too tightly and can barely get it over my head.
The start of my Flair sweater. I've been working on this one for a week Sunday, it would be going a LOT quicker if I hadn't had to rip it back and start over 3 times. I should have started over again - the button holes really aren't in the right place and there are a couple spots on the button bands where I screwed it up minorly but.....it is what it is.
And the deconstructed jacket I started? I'm almost done with it - but it's very slow going and VERY boring.
And I got a wild hair on Friday and ripped out a good 40 foot section of my flowerbeds. Things were growing too wild for me - and were overtaking my rose bushes. So I hauled 3 yard cart fulls of flowers up into the woods. I'll be replacing them this fall with stuff that does not take over, like black eyed susans, day lillies, coral bells and iris's (yellow yarrow, red yarrow, red valerian, white valerian, hardy geraniums and perennial bachelor buttons are what left). Of course, now I need more mulch since that flower bed is mostly empty. I'll try and remember to take pictures this afternoon.