Saturday, February 23, 2019

Saturday, February 23rd, 2019

A lazy Day....

Well, yesterday I was seized by a passionate need to finish "the shawl"  

which has been demanding

so much of my concentration, determination and enthusiasm. 

 And I did,  as you will see......

Last night, after I had washed and agitated it late in the evening, and hung it up to dry, I went to bed with such a lovely feeling of satisfaction and slept so well I was half an hour late waking - I time my waking hour with how strong I think Bruce's bladder is  (Bruce, my darling dog)

All things necessary attended to I poured the first cup of coffee and went to investigate 'the shawl' and found it to be ready for a good pressing with the steam iron. 

 Breakfast can wait....  

I am so anxious to see this project finished!

Pressing done, I examined the fringe and couldn't quite

make up my mind...

to leave it hanging loose, or twist and knot????

For the present it is hanging loose

and here is the shawl...

(although I am not a good photographer)

I have to say I am most pleased with it

and feel those hours of sticking in a pin to mark

where I was in the instructions,

changing shuttles 

and keeping track of the tabby

were all worth while.

And so today I am having a LAZY DAY

made some orange muffins for church tomorrow

and that's the extent of my endeavours for the day!!

If I were to go to watch curling

I would probably fall asleep

so I will just laze the day away

happy with my efforts

and not even contemplating what

will go on the loom next

to keep me happy and contented.


Hill Top Post said...

Hildred, you very well should have a deep feeling of satisfaction, for this shawl, no doubt like so many before, is a real beauty. Congrats on a job well done! And happy lazy day to you!

Penny said...

Beautiful. You deserve a lazy day.

The Weaver of Grass said...

How I envy you being able to make this beautiful shawl Hildred. You should be rightly proud of it.

Bettina Groh said...


Ruth said...

That's the most beautiful shawl I've ever seen! How I wish I'd discovered your blog years ago. I've just been reading some of your older posts, one of them about the apricot sauce. Somewhere I learned to add a piece of apple to any jelly or jam that isn't thickening. The pectin in the apple does the trick. It worked for me a long time ago, I'm thinking it was peach jam.

You certainly put me to shame with all your accomplishments. May God bless you and give you strength for the journey!!

Hildred said...

Thank you or your kind words, Ruth, and for the tip about thickening up the jam!! I have apricots in the freezer that need to be used up, and love apricot jam!

Hilary said...


Sallie (FullTime-Life) said...

So lovely! You certainly deserved a day of rest and "contemplation" (that is what Bill tells me he is doing when his eyes are closed anytime during daylight hours). And actually, like you, he also deserves it for what he has accomplished!

Barb said...

Well done, Hildred! The shawl is lovely. Your orange muffins bring back memories for me. I must dig out your recipe and make some, too.

Morning's Minion said...

Your shawl is a wonderful accomplishment. The pattern seems intricate and demanding of intense concentration. The deep rich colors will please whether the shawl is worn as a garment or spread over the back of sofa or chair.
Well done!