Wednesday, August 26, 2009


Well, my bunny quilt is going to have to take a back seat to a few other things that need to get done.

For one thing, after we had some drenching rains, I decided it was a good time to do some much needed weeding in the "jungle" that is our hill by the river.  My, oh, my:  I guess I didn't know exactly what I was getting myself in to!  I'm only doing it about 1 - 1  1/2 hours a day--mornings before it gets too hot, so  I probably still have a couple more mornings left before I get it finished.  And of course, I'm not always home first thing in the morning, so this project may be a very long lived one!

More fun, though, is getting ready for my daughter's wedding next weekend.  For those of you not familiar with Orthodox Christian weddings, the couple is "crowned" during the sacrament.  Identical crowns which are joined with a ribbon are used, signifying the couple as king and queen in their new home, joined by Christ.  I am making the crowns.   (Sorry, I'm not showing  you the completed crowns until AFTER the wedding.!)
It was a bit more difficult than I had anticipated, covering the circle with  silk fabric.  I did use a silk yo-yo (I love those things), though, in the center of the ribbon crosses that will be at the back of the crowns where the they are joined by a long ribbon.  

Although the quilting has gone a bit by the wayside, I am still knitting.  Hmmmmm, I'm glad I took this photo to show you, otherwise I might not have realized that it looks as if I turned around in the middle of the row that one time that I laid it down before completing a row.  So THAT's why NOT to stop mid row!  Looks like I've got some frogging to do.

Since  yesterday was the 25th, it was my Christmas project day, so I started this little winter scene dishcloth.  The photo is a little difficult to make out, but it's a house with an evergreen tree.

I should be able to finish this tonight.  
Then another wedding crown tomorrow, and who knows what will follow that?


Jan said...

Oh Mary Lynn! What a beautiful tradition with the crowns. I can't wait to see how they turn out :)

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