29 May 2014

Little start

 Little House Needleworks/Crescent Colours Collaboration.
CC threads from kit on 28 count Antique White Jobelan
I am going to start back on Left-brain's Father's Day gift this weekend, but I could not resist this sweet little kit. I have had it in stash probably since it came out in 2006, and just decided I needed a bright colors on Jobelan fix.  Can I tell you how much I love Jobelan?  This was a cut from a half-yard I had in my stash, so I thought I'd use it. The Persimmon and Candied Yams were not choices I'd have initially made if I were designing this kit, but now that I see them together on the peaches, I really like them. I thought about changing the colors of the cat to match my Gus, but sometimes I get a little worried about clashing colors, so let it be the Siamese-looking kind of guy he is. I don't know what I'll do with this, but it's fun to stitch.

After several years of wanting one, and never having the money for it, we are getting a freezer. People Left-brain's parents knew passed away, and their kids didn't want to leave an almost-new freezer in the house, so they asked if Left-brain wanted it for free. OF COURSE!  I can't wait to go to the farm market this summer. Won't it be nice to be able to buy produce at summer prices, and freeze it for winter. Especially peaches and corn!  And tomato sauce. I would like to learn to make it, but never have, because we like to cook in bulk and there isn't room in our side-by-side for all that.  Plus, we can finally think seriously about buying a side of beef or a pig next year. I can't wait to get this thing home. Yay!


Robin said...

You are off to a good start on Peaches, Rachel. Good going on getting a free freezer! Hope your daughter's bug bite is healing.

Robin in Virginia

Vicky said...

Jobelan is my favorite to stitch on too.
Well done on the freezer, can guarantee in about 12 months you will be doing a clean/eat from the freezer challenge LOL

Meari said...

Congrats on scoring a free freezer! They're nice to have. I have an upright one in my basement.

Your latest WIP looks cute.

Carol said...

Very cute WIP! You will love that new freezer--I sure miss mine!

I do my thing and you do yours. I am not in this world to live up to your expectations, and you are not in this world to live up to mine. You are you and I am I, and if by chance we find each other, then it is beautiful. If not, it can’t be helped--Frederick Perls