Thursday, November 29, 2012

Show and telll today

I hope you are having a fabulous week so far.
And sorry I have not been around visiting blogs as much as I would have liked.

I finally finished the scarf I was knitting for V - made from soft winter cream, cashmere merino silk.
Because it was 4 ply and moss stitch pattern, seemed to have taken a while, anyway she will not be needing it much now that summer is almost here, but will have it in time for next winter.

I was happy to receive a lovely gift in the post from Yvonne, at Happy Sonne, go over and visit her, she has a wonderful blog and always shows the most beautiful photographs.
Thank you, ~ this is what she gave me. I love the amazing card of the blue sky and heart cloud, yummy chocolates, candles and a calender of the most magnificent scenery of Switzerland, where she lives.
I have always had a fascination with Switzerland, when I learned about it, from my  primary school days.

This is what else I am working on ... making a sailor suit for a bear. So now will get back to it and hope to come and visit you soon. Thanks for the kind visits to my blog.
Enjoy the rest of the week


  1. Oh Carolyn, what a beautiful scarf you have created.. Yes, I can clearly see why it has taken a while. You have done such a beautiful job.
    I love your little sailor jacket for your bear. You are so multi talented!

  2. Oh my the scarf is just beautiful Carolyn!!! Isn't love mail the best!!!!

    Cant wit to see your bear all done.

    The weekend is almost upon us.


  3. Carolyn, Your scarf is beautiful!
    Absolutely beautiful.

  4. Dear Carolyn
    So nice! Thank you very much for this lovely post!
    Today it is snowing by us. We have winter and you have summer. So funny!
    I wish you a happy rest of the week.
    Love and hugs Yvonne

  5. Dear Carolyn,
    you have knitted a wonderful scarf!
    And congratulations to this lovely Gift from Yvonne! She is such a nice lady!
    Your bear will look great with his new sailor dress!
    Enjoy the rest of the week, hope you have a wonderful one!
    Sending Love and hugs,

  6. What a beautiful scarf you've made dear Carolyn and such a lovely gifts.
    Have a nice day.
    Warm wishes, Mea

  7. what a cute sailor!
    and yes-your summer is beginning and we are expecting snow this weekend:)
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  8. What a lovely gifts! that bear too !!...happy day

  9. Lovely things you always share indeed.

    We won't have my son and his family in our home for Christmas as they live so far away but they are always in our hearts. Thank God for skype.
    Love you darling friend.

  10. The scarf is beautiful. It looks so delicate and must feel wonderful. How lovely to receive gifts from your blog friend in Switzerland! It's a beautiful
    country so you will enjoy the scenes on the calendar all next year. A thoughtful gift!

  11. What an adorable scarf and bear's jacket!

    Have a lovely weekend,


    XOXO Lola & Nora:)

  12. Your scarf really looks very beautiful, Carolyn. It could have been right out of a shop!
    Keep warm, we do need scarves and gloves here too ^.~

    love to you xx

  13. What a beautiful scarf ~ wow!


  14. Dearest Carolyn,
    Wow, your scarf looks so lovely(^_^)彡☆ I always wish if I had the talent with hands, p;) Good Luck for making a sailor suit for your precious bear♡♡♡
    Happy for you that you got such a wonderful gift.

    PS> Haha,I was SO tied up recently. But I think my busy days will be finally slowing down p;)

    Sending you lots of love and hugs from Japan, xoxo Miyako*

  15. The scarf is gorgeous, Carolyn!
    It's a busy time for all of us; I'm not visiting as much as I'd like either.
    big hug!

  16. What a beautiful scarf and sailor suit! We have very dark and cold days here in Finland and we all are waiting for snow! Happy weekend!

  17. Your scarf looks amazing and it looks well worth the time is has taken.
    Your gifts from Switzerland look lovely too. Have a good weekend.
    Sarah x

  18. Your scarf is wonderfully lovely, dear Carolyn, looks so soft and elegant in white, a beautiful gift.
    And so great with sweet gifts from friends.
    Your little other friend, will be so happy when dressed in his new jacket :-)

  19. Hi Carolyn, What a gorgeous scarf you have created. I love the soft color and fringe. You are so talented and can do everything. Love the little bear suit you are working on.

    Also what wonderful gifts from Yvonne in Switzerland. She is so kind.
    Hope you are enjoying a great week and almost summer weather. We were cooler today but the weather people say, this weekend will be warm again.

    Happy Creating.
    Sending Hugs, Celestina Marie

  20. Oh wow, that looks like the softest, warmest scarf ever! That's going to feel luxurious around her neck. And the Santa Parade! What fun! I love that you and your husband watch Spongebob. So do I. :)))

  21. Hello Carolyn,

    You have knitted such a gorgeous scarf - what a lucky recipient who will cherish that. And the sailor suit looks so cute - what a talent you are!

    Happy weekend to you too!

  22. Dearest Carolyn,
    At times each of us has days that making a blog round will be difficult or near impossible.
    Cute for making a sailor suit for your bear.
    Hugs to you and wishing you a lovely weekend,

  23. Hi Carolyn! The scarf is amazing...I love cream for adding a lift to winter dressing:Have a great weekend!
    ~Anne xx

  24. The scarf looks beautiful!! And Switzerland has always fascinated me what with the snow capped high peaks and the chocolates!!! Have a lovely weekend Carolyn :)

  25. Love you scarf. Wish I could knit too but I´m a hopeless case <3


  26. Oooh, what a gorgeous scarf...and so luxurious! Love the wee peek of your little bear in his sailor suit. I cannot wait to meet him properly.
    Wishing you a lovely weekend Caolyn!

  27. Dearest Carolyn,
    what a sweet sailor-bear! It must be fun to work it! And the scarf looks warm and pretty, it would be great now to have such a wonderful piece here in cold winter-Austria :o))
    Oh, and you got a parcel from cold winter-Switzerland from dear Yvonne - what a long journey it has done! Enjoy it an have a great Advent-time!
    Hugs, Traude

  28. Beautiful scarf. Love the color and yarn choice. Sounds like you've been quite busy my friend. Hope you can relax and enjoy the weekend. Wishing you a great one.


  29. What beautiful gifts from across the world.;) Love your scarf, have a lovely week ahead, dear Carolyn.

  30. Oh my, that sailor suit as well as the whole bear are totally darling Carolyne! Hope it finds a happy home! Have a cozy sunday!

  31. great blog!

  32. That little sailor suit is sooo cute!!

  33. Hi Carolyn, thanks for visiting my blog, thought I would return the compliment and look at what I found!
    Your blog is a joy to read, I will be back for more! Also, as the weather here is kinda miserable, it's nice to read, and dream, of sunny climes!


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