Art Swap and So-Long Luncheon

It was a good night at the DAFA art swap on Monday, at least for me...In exchange for the scarf I made (won by Diana):
I won one of Carolyn's "little houses" pieces!
Since it was potluck, the food was good, too. And it was nice seeing friends.
me with Lu Peters
And on Wednesday, we had a "good luck on your move to Colorado" luncheon for our friend Michelle - again, good food:
and good friends:
Michelle with the piece I made for her
the lighting is correct in the prior picture...


KIP and #26

Worldwide Knitting in Public Day was 6/18, so off I went to Barnes & Noble for a couple of hours - Cathy Sims joined me.

and since Valerie Kelley was there is spirit, I stopped by her rehab facility (she had both knees replaced) and got a picture of her Crocheting in Public -

The only other item of note is Heraldic Cross-stitch #26 got completed -
Still needs to be blocked so it will be square, but done is done.


Finally - Happy Birthday to me!

Because of the rain, Dave was delayed in installing my birthday present: a barn door for the bedroom/bathroom doorway! Everything has been here for a while, but the rain meant the paint wouldn't dry, so we just put it off until there was little worry about the weather.

When Norm redid the bathroom, he installed a pocket door in the doorway to the hall but the wall between the bathroom and the closet was not suitable for a pocket door, so we left the bedroom/bathroom entrance as it was until Dave retired. It was a pain, however, since when it was open (it was only closed when company was in the house), it blocked the pocket-door entryway and we were constantly bumping into it...

OLD Doorway:
Door from bathroom into bedroom
(pocket door is doorway to hall on left)
Door on left is closet; door on right is into the
bathroom from the bedroom
View from hall - as you can see, the
door blocks part of the doorway...
So Dave painted up everything, took out part of the doorframe...
and hung the new door -
Closed for company
from the hall - no longer in the way...
nice open space when it's just us at home!
Nothing left but the touching up!