Yesterday I finished another gift that is just a tad outside my normal range of projects. I have been admiring the gorgeous bird nests that Vicki Boster makes and knew that a friend of mine would love one. Unfortunately the waiting list for a nest by Vicki is long and a bit more than I would normally spend on a gift. While I was poking about on Ravelry one day I stumbled across a pattern and began to think that perhaps I could make one. Of course mine is nowhere near the beauty that Vicki creates (go HERE to see her gorgeous creations!).
Pattern is the 'Knitted & Felted Bird's Nests' by Shirle Bedient, with several modifications by me.
On another subject, I don't know if you have noticed the current trend towards creating jackets/coats/sweaters/wraps (difficult to know how to classify them) using woolen blankets. I found an excellent (and easy) tutorial HERE on how to make your own.
I also found a really interesting (and free!) online magazine about fibre arts called 'Through Our Hands'. The latest issue is now available and you can find it at THIS link. Be sure to pour yourself a cuppa because there is lots to see and read about.
Today's quote is from an anonymous source.... "Gratitude makes sense of our past, brings peace for today, and creates a vision for tomorrow"