Three Firsts

Nature Shot of a “Red Bird”

I don’t usually take photos of birds. Don’t think I have EVER taken one. But I couldn’t resist seeing as a couple of my friends take beautiful close-ups of animals, birds and flowers.

Image Hosting by PictureTrail.com

Hubby called me to come quickly to look out the bathroom window. A pretty Red Bird was staring back at us. He was enjoying the pink blossoms on a tree in our yard. RED stayed put long enough for me to run for my camera.


Reverse Single Crochet

Learned a new stitch a couple days ago. Reverse Single Crochet (rsc) or crab stitch, as some may call it. I had seen it in patterns before but always skipped right over it for 3 reasons. Didn’t know what it was, didn’t know how to do it and it was always at the end. The last step. Like a border. Figured, what the hay, I was done. But the time had come to just go for it. Learn it. Went to You Tube. Found quite a few on-line demonstrations. Liked this one best.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=jhSbycwfpdo

Here’s what it looks like. Kind of like a rounded spiral. At the top. Finishes it off nicely.

Image Hosting by PictureTrail.com


Felted Purse, The Before Picture

This is how my 1st felted purse looked before the felting process.

Image Hosting by PictureTrail.com Image Hosting by PictureTrail.com

You can see the yarn design better in this next picture. I made the purse a bit larger than the pattern called for.

Image Hosting by PictureTrail.com

I drew an outline of it so I could easily measure the shrinkage.

Image Hosting by PictureTrail.com

Wish me luck. Hope I am pleased with the AFTER picture.