This has been a pretty good week. I'm keeping things balanced between all my interests and goals. I didn't do much cross stitch but I did get my yarn order in the mail! Get this........Amazon takes 2 weeks.....Deramores from the UK takes 1 week....yes, Amazon basically blackmails you if you don't get Prime. They hold your packages hostage for a week or more before they mail it out. I can tell because they don't charge you for it until they ship it. I will not be shopping with Amazon if I can help it. I use Walmart and I get free shipping and 2 day delivery and I don't have to pay $12 a month for it! Greed! It's everywhere! BTW Walmart has way more online than they do in their stores...check it out. Anyway, I digress.....I will now be able to finish my color tipped scarf but while I was waiting for the yarn(s)...I started a washcloth.......Grandmother's Favorite and mine too! I make mine with 54 stitches before decreasing as apposed to 44 like the pattern calls for. This will be for my daughter for one of her Advent gifts. Her favorite color is orange and I had a little bit of variegated left over from another cloth so I used it in the middle. This should definitely be a finish for next week.
This week has been productive all around the house. It's awfully hot here but I go out early for yard work which lately has just been hanging clothes out on the line and watering. I did call and have the appliance repair people out and I need a new mother board for the dryer and it will cost about $400 total. A new dryer (I checked the cheapest one) would have cost over $500 with installation and hauling the old one away. This should be like a new dryer anyway by the time they get done. They had to order the part so I'm still having to hang outside. Maybe by next week.
I've been making some headway on household projects like "back burner" ones and WIP's in that category too. This week I'm hoping to paint the garage steps and wash and use "Restore" on the kitchen cupboards. That goes for all cupboards in the house and probably the doors too (it might take more than 1 week).
The grands are going to a "Grief Camp" which helps children process their grief ( I wish they had one for Grandma's!) But they need some clothing items of Jim's to make a Memory Pillow so I picked out a few things and mailed them off Friday. I've washed everything of his so that wasn't a problem. Staying busy really helps. I hope you had a good week.
I made my list for 2019-2020 finally minus the pictures and links. If you want to see those you can click on the right hand side link "YOP2019-2020".
1. Color Tipped Scarf by Purl Soho - in progress
1. Purl Soho Pullover
1. Crocheted Rag Rug - in progress
1. Little Hearts
1. DIY Lip Balm
1. Square Knitted Scrubbies
2. Orange washcloth for Amy's advent present
MITTENS AND FINGERLESS MITTS:
1. Easy Fingerless Mitts
1. The Prohibition Shawl Recipe
2. Multnomah shawl but must do Feather and Fan cowl first for practice
1. Hibernate Crochet Blanket
*additional* 3. Vicroeian Squares
1. Fan and Feather Cowl
2. Gradient Cowl on Line Weight
SOCKS AND SLIPPERS:
1. Simple House Slippers
2. Felted Loafer Slippers
*additional* 3. WYS Goldfinch socks
1. Christmas Pixies
2. Frida Kahlo Basket - in progress
1. Japanese Gardening Slacks
1. Whole Cloth Quilted Journal Cover