I do appreciate the comments and suggestions on the Swedish woven afghan.
Last night, I spent a good two hours in the sewing room with the afghan spread out on the cutting table; searching and studying, counting stitches, and with yarn and needle tried every step, but nothing fit or worked.
I did see lots of mistakes made by me several years ago, trying to finish the afghan without mama's help...it had to be me! So, I'm thinking about taking out all stitches, back to where mama left off.
Then I looked at the back side of this afghan and goodness, those long stitches (some of my work) are not supposed to be there!
Anyhow, with time to think last night in the sewing room, with just me and memories of mama...I recalled just how much of the afghan mama actually did. After supper, she would say, "while you wash dishes. I'll work on your afghan, if you don't mind". Had mama been able, she would have been right there with her hands in the dish water, but she was using a walker then and having problems with her legs. I was tickled to have her work on the afghan.
Looking back, mama was probably shaking her head and thinking..."Melba will never learn to do this Swedish weaving"! and she was right.
So, I do appreciate the offers of help, and hopefully will get the afghan finished.
Okay, enough on that...
Have you wondered about little Rosie lately? Rotten Rosie. Wondering if she was lonely?You know, she has been alone since Asa, the other little black goat died.
Well, lonely no more...meet Heidi...
Heidi came home from Durham with me on Tuesday.
Does Rotten Rosie appreciate Heidi? No! Rosie has been very ugly to Heidi, butting her and pushing her around.
and Heidi is a very sweet humble little goat who would not hurt a flea.
Eli likes Heidi. Worried, I called the girls, friends of my sister Shelby, who gave me Heidi and they told me not to worry, Rosie and Heidi will work things out. You just stay out of it, they told me. So I've been trying.
Can you believe we have the heat cut off and the back door opened?? It may reach 70 tomorrow, with a chance of thunderstorms!
Thank you friends, if you have managed to stay this long.
Hope to be back soon.