Wednesday, July 15, 2009

Pie Beret

My Aunt Arleen is a pie baker. As a child, she would deliver any of her wonderful pies for our birthday gifts (my favorite was peach). The yumminess and the fact that it was all ours made those pies extra special. Of course, we shared. She saw me knitting up a cupcake for my niece's 1st birthday. She love it.
I thought her latest granddaughter should have a little cream pie hat. So this little beret is simple and fun. The ribbing is the crust and keeps it on the baby head while the top, fringe and flowers are the filling. I love it and hope she does, too. Now, will baby Grace keep it on her pretty little head?

Thursday, July 9, 2009

Cottage Embroidery

Cottage Embroidery
Originally uploaded by hmsohly
Just had to sketch up a little summer something. If you're off to the park, the lake, the cabin in the woods, a little stitching while sitting quietly on the deck or swinging in the hammock is so soothing. I find I like to sketch teh big parts and freehand the details. Hope you're enjoying some relaxing with your favorite people and hobbies. Happy Summer!