Monday, August 18, 2008

The hat that wanted to be a purse........

All who know me know my love for all things Jacob. I even managed to get some wonderful handspun Jacob in a fiber giveaway. I thought about what I wanted to make with it, and I started to make a beret. It told me it wanted to be a drawstring purse.

Here you see my favorite bday present from DD and DSIL............Eeva Haavisto's mitten book!!! Yes..........it was reprinted and is sold at Nordic Fiber Arts!!My DD wasn't sure she bought me the right book since it is written in Finnish. It contains charts for a hundred mittens.
Yesterday DD and I had our summer bday celebration. She made me a lovely arrangement of lovely hrdrangeas and zinnias from her garden. I also received some funds to buy some other spinning delights!!!

5 comments:

Kristen said...

Yes, I believe that yarn did want to become that very purse. Happy belated b'day. You received some lovely stuff, and you can't beat bouquets of flowers.

Jenny Girl said...

FLowers are always lovely on your birthday. I think the purse is adorable. Glad you had a nice day with your DD and DSIL

cyndy said...

What a lovely bouquet! You daughter certainly knows how to "pick" nice gifts!

baby face said...

I love your drawstring purse. Better than a hat. Your flowers
and your patio look so peaceful.
Happy belated birthday.

Laurie said...

Oh, happy birthday! Sounds like a lovely celebration with the special daughter.

I also got that book. The patterns are stunning. What yarn will you use?