February – Oh, February you have been a very busy month!
I was sitting in my rocker last night realizing that it was indeed the end of the month. So I started contemplating exactly where this month and this is what went to…….
First part of the Month my Dan came down with a cold….oh dear, his sister came for a visit. It was a very nice visit even though we did not really do anything special – due to sad cold.
The first part of the month of February brings several birthdays. The first one to arrive is my oldest gran – daughters, who turned eleven this year, oh my! She decided last year she was going to start collecting and wearing fashion scarves, so naturally, I knit her one. This year I knit her a neck kerchief. She likes to make list and schedules so I thought she might enjoy a felt note pad case along with a hair bow – she loves to wear hair adornments!!
February is also Amellia’s Daddy’s birthday…. and several more in the family.
In the mean time ….
I was finishing up an order for one of my Hand-knit Tasha Tudor style Cottage Elegance cotton shawl. I enjoy including free gifts in my orders and have wanted to design a brooch / shawl pin to go with my shawls. Here are two I tried out.
We do see Tasha using a safety-pin to hold her shawl on……It always makes my kind of cinch when I see that the pin is just attached to just one stitch on each side, but I’m sure Tasha knew how to mend it if a stitch was to break. If you look close at the picture you can see that I catch two-rows of stitches on each side. Here is another style of brooch / shawl pin.
Then came Valentines day and Dan shared his cold with me!!!
Dan did make up for sharing his cold with some lovely Valentines Day gifts.
A beautiful wooden tea try from Germany with water colored wild flowers. I think I’m going to hang this on my wall. Some yummy Chocolate Velvet and peppermint chocolate republic tea. Several years ago while visiting P.E.I – Robert Montgomery ( Lucy Maud Montgomery’s second cousin once removed) gave Dan a lesson in how to identify fine china and Dan was a very good student indeed, Here is yet another lovely tea-cup – Theodore Haviland Limoges fine china Tea up from France with a lovely violet print. I know you would like a closer look….
Then another exciting visit…….My oldest daughter, son-in-law and two of my gran- daughter’s. I was over my cold enough to meet them at the park. It was a lovely day.
She has always tried to help me with my knitting so this year I gave her a basket with her own yarn and knitting needles.
I hope you had a lovely February !
Take Joy ~ Melissa
You can find my shawls and PDF Pattern to knit your own shawl in My etsy shop. I also take custom orders for the brooches.
You can find the lovely Valentines Day Advent Calendar – ‘Be Mine” at
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Do not remover – do not PIN!!!