Sunday, October 8, 2017

Winter Project Party

It's still not quite winter here yet (currently 98 F at 2:00 p.m.), but the fact that it's below 100 F during the middle of the day is a very good sign.
Once every two weeks I meet with my craft group and yesterday morning was one of those days.
 Knitting, crochet, embroidery.
Lots of different projects, ideas and advice shared when we gather.
I always take something mindless to work on since I usually wind up doing a whole lot of talking.  Unfortunately, on round two of the off-white yarn I'm adding, I realized I had accidentally placed a corner in the middle of the row.  Oops!
Perhaps I was distracted by the delicious vegan orange cake Zahra brought.  

At least it's easy to frog a crochet project, so that's what I will be working on.  In fact, I have many baby granny blankets in the works and am mostly trying to use up stash yarn.

I'm joining Jennifer at Thistlebear for her 2017-2018 Winter Project Link Party.
And looking forward to cooler weather.
Happy Sunday!

28 comments:

Julia - Vintage with Laces said...

I can imagine how much you look forward to cooler weather, Tammy. Our summer wasn't even as hot as yours but I'm so glad it's over. It's wonderful that you get to meet with your craft group so often. Orange cake sounds good to me. I love everything with citrus fruits.
xo Julia

September Violets said...

I'll be joining the Winter Project too, but have to get that sorted before I can post about it ;)
I understand about the crocheting/knitting with a group. I once spent two hours with a knitting group on World Knitters Day. When I got home, I had to rip out all the work I had done because of all the mistakes. Clearly, only straight boring knitting is all I can do when there are distractions!
The cake looks delicious, and all your handicrafts look so nice. It must have been a pleasant morning spent with friends. Our weather has yet to cool down too.
Wendy

Createology said...

How fun to get together with like-minded creative souls and spend time. Talking and eating would definitely have me needing to frog any project. Beautiful cooler weather for you...<3

Christina said...

I always take something that does not require any attention whatsoever to knit group... it is really nice to get together and craft. x

Maya Kuzman said...

I love following your gatherings and see all the different projects tackled!

crafty cat corner said...

Cake looks yummy, lol
Briony
x

Teresa Kasner said...

I always enjoy when you meet up with your crafty friends and love that you share what they're making. We're just taking it easy this weekend.. crochet.. tv.. feet up.. ((hugs)), Teresa :-)

HooksandNeedles said...

I know what you mean about the simplest of craft work for taking to Knit & Natters. I have often returned home only to frog it. Yummy looking cake. Cathy x

Jennifer Hays said...

Hi Tammy, thanks for joining in with my link party! I always enjoy seeing what you're working on. You seem to have such a nice time crafting with friends. I don't think I'd be able to crochet very well and talk at the same time. It's hard enough for me to crochet and watch TV. :)

Mereknits said...

I make mistakes all the time even when I am alone and have no one to talk to. Glad you had a great visit with friends.

Wanda said...

Your craft party looks like ton of fun and chatting. The refreshments looked good too.

Love the picture of the trees and shadows.

Lotusblommans vardag said...

The orange cake looks delicious.
I never tried to make a cake with
orange flavour.
Is there Orange blossom water in it?

I wish I could crochet. You are all
doing so beautiful things with yarn.

Wishing you a great start of this week!
:) Sussie




Beca said...

Wow its hard to believe it's still that warm in October. Hopefully the cooler weather will make it's way to you soon. The good about crochet is that you can easily pull the yarn and back track as much as you want so messing up isn't that big of deal. You can't do the same with knit
xx Beca

Derya said...

Hi Tammy, It has been a very productive and enjoyable day in this beautiful weather, things are wonderful :)

Mia said...

Tammy, you always make beautiful creations with your craft group. Of course you were distracted by the delicous cake! But I am sure that in the end your crochet turned out fantastic! Kisses, my friend.

Mariette VandenMunckhof-Vedder said...

Dearest Tammy,
Yep, concentrating on even the simplest of tasks, is very hard in a group!
That vegan dessert looks and sounds yummy and no less getting together with kindred spirits is great.
Here in the heart of Georgia we also have warm, humid and sunny days still.
Had to take a shower after riding our bike... Feels great in doing so.
We escaped for 2 nights to Columbus for finally riding our bikes along the river on the RiverWalk, all the way to Fort Benning.
We ate some spring rolls there on a bench outside and headed back. Loved the quietness and being totally in nature with all its beauty and sounds. For Pieter it was the maximum but I felt mighty proud of him for doing almost 30 km together with me.
Also a ride along the 13 lakes of Callaway Gardens we did (not all the lakes done yet...) and we will be back more often as we got ourselves a year card!
Sending you hugs from a warm area to an even warmer area.
Mariette

Mrs. Micawber said...

It's so fun to see what everyone is making! How lucky you are to have a craft group. Especially one with cake. :)

Linda said...

Looks nice!
This begins my sad time of year - autumn and winter which hangs on for half the year (the winter part).

Lorrie said...

There's little better than gathering with a group of friends for chatting, eating, and stitching. Mistakes can be chalked up to having a good time!

Bekki said...

I always take something easy to my craft group too. There is usually too much chatting to get anything done! I think that is the nice thing about meeting up at a craft group :) That cake looks delicious

Gracey is not my name.... said...

Is air conditioning common? I know it isn't in some countries....glad you caught your mistake before you got too far.....

Angie said...

Tammy - as always, the projects look like so much fun. You'll be happy to know that I have joined the prayer shawl ministry. It is knitting, which I have not done for a long time. I did not get a lot of direction from our leader, so I looked on the web and started my own design. A week later I got together with her, and she suggested I do something a lot simpler. So, we'll pulled it apart and started over. She gave me some suggestions on technique, and I was struggling with it to the point that I could not even have a conversation, I was concentrating so hard. So, she finally said - just do it the way you like - and now I can whip out rows and talk at the same time! Watch a future post for more!!! Have a great week!

mamasmercantile said...

Always a joy to see what everyone else is making, be inspired and chat with like minded people.

Caterina Giglio said...

How lovely and so fun to see what everyone else made .. just a wonderful and sweet post, Tammy, and like you, looking forward to cooler weather.. sending hugs to you from sunny Florida! xxx

Sugar Lump Studios said...

I don't know how you handle that sort of heat, my son says it is a different sort. that the state of Georgia is far worse then the heat there ...but I dunno it sounds brutal. I always love seeing your crocheted bits. it makes my heart smile.

a rich tapestry said...

What a beautiful shady spot that you show in your last photo! I hope that the weather is getting much cooler. Here in Yorkshire some days are mild and damp and at other times like today there are cold winds blowing although, thankfully, it is dry with a weak sunshine. I must pick up my crocheting again in an evening. You're group must be such a joy. The refreshments brought by the members delicious must be delicious.

Kit said...

Looks like a fun way to spend some time. We have our cooler weather now and even a little sprinkling of snow, hope you get more soon! :) Kit

Jodiebodie said...

It's always nice to have a group of mixed crafts - interesting to see something different and to learn new things. I hope the weather brings cool relief to you soon.

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