Thursday, February 4, 2010

Thursday


I managed to finish the front of my crochet pillow this week. Now I am on the hunt for a recycled sweater, hopefully in a yellow or green or even a white color. I plan on making the back from the sweater. Maybe I will be lucky and find a cashmere one at the thrift store. I have been pretty successful before at finding them. Then all I have to do is stitch the two together.
Of course I am still soap making. I cut these three yesterday. From left to right, Oatmeal Milk and Honey. Wonderful for dry itchy winter skin. White Lavender and Violet and Geranium and Bergamot.
Ever since I have started using handmade soap I no longer care for store bought soap. It is loaded with drying detergent. Sure it gives lots of bubbles but handmade soap is a lot kinder to your skin.

Well the new season of the TV show Lost started a couple of days ago. I have been waiting forever for it to start. All I can say is I am well and truly lost. I am hoping that bits and pieces will start to fall into place as the weeks follow and I will have that, "Oh now I get it" moment. But for now I am left scratching my head and wondering what it all means. Am I the only one that is lost?

Looks like another OK weekend on the weather front. I am pretty sure a walk is in the works. I have to say that we are having a pretty good winter here. Daytime temps are usually in the low fifties. Compared to the rest of the country I think we are quite lucky.

See you soon!

11 comments:

Sue said...

Your house must smell heavenly with all that wonderful fragrant soap.

We are having snow and sleet at the moment. I haven't seen a forecast so I don't know how much is on the way. Enjoy your walk and think about us here in the snow.

Terri Fisher said...

Ohhh...I love the pillow front! For some reason those colors remind me of my mom...I think those were the colors she had in her wedding, if I remember photos correctly. I hope you find just the right sweater for the back!

We are expecting another big snow storm here over the weekend...I guess the groundhog was right! Have a great weekend!

annemarie said...

Love you pillow front - you really picked up crocheting fast!! Your soap looks good enough to eat - hope your weekend if fabulous.

jojo-caramel said...

Your front pillow is lovely! I guess that we'll have to wait 10 years before having Lost's new season here :) It's raining, but it does smell a bit like spring today :) I'm sure it's something to see with your Pillow! Have a good weekend :) xo

driftwood said...

love the soap and the crochet.
hugely jealous that you are getting to watch lost, it's only available here on the REALLY expensive sky tv packages........... guess I'll wait a billion years for season 6 to release on DVD...

Handmade in Israel said...

Love the pillow! Definitely go with a yellow backing if you are able. It will look fab!

Linda Gilbert said...

Just lovely. I am really keen to try Soap Making and yours looks beautiful
Kindest Regards Linda

Bethany Hissong said...

I need some of your soap!!! And I'm sending a hug because it sounds like you could use one. This time of year makes everyone a little stir-crazy... I can't wait for the sunshine and warmer temps to come back. Maybe you should take a little trip and get a change of scenery (PA?). Your pillow turned out so pretty and I'm embarressed to say that I donated a huge bag of sweaters and didn't even think to salvage them for yarn. I hope you find some beautiful cashmere!!!

Linda Gilbert said...

Thanks for popping over to my blog. I hope you come back again soon.

Linda Gilbert said...

Thanks for popping over to my blog. I hope you come back again soon.

hetty said...

I love your pillow front! The soap looks heavenly. AS for 'Lost', I have been lost since the first episode many years ago and I have given up on it.