Wednesday, August 26, 2009


Today, I had to take a package to the post office to be mailed. I checked my PO box while I was there, and to my complete delight, a package arrived from my friend Patricia Scarborough!!!! Patricia recently had a birthday giveaway on her blog, and I was the lucky winner!!! So my package today was the beautiful painting she was generous enough to give away. I am so happy!!! I am SO EXCITED!!! Here is a photo of it, so that you may enjoy it too. Thank you, Patty, for this gorgeous painting!!!! I love it!

The other happy news is that I have, at long last, finished my first major crochet project. I crocheted this shopping bag out of wool yarn, and when I was finished, I stuck it in the washing machine with hot water and felted it! It was enormous before I washed it, but now, it is just right for a Karine of 5'3". I am happy with the way it turned out, and even more happy that I have finished it. It took a long time, because I am just a beginner with crochet, but also because I have been painting more than I have been working on it.

Here it is before the felting:

Here it is after the felting!

I am focusing on all of these happy feelings, because my husband left today after being home for what seemed like only MOMENTS, and I am missing him already. One must balance out the good and the bad for survival, I think.

Two more giclees have been listed for auction on ebay, if you care to take a peek. Just click here.

I hope you all have a happy Wednesday!


Patricia said...

Karine, you're amazing! What a beautiful bag. I've been crocheting an afghan for 2 years. It's about the size of a hot pad.
Thank you so much, dear friend, for being happy that you won the painting. I'm so pleased it's gone to a good home!
Birthday Hugs-

pRiyA said...

Now you know how i felt when i received your package with the Joshua Tree seed pods :-)
I just can't get it with the knitting, crochet and embroidery stuff so i admire anyone who does.
And say, your're my height! I used to think most Americans are 5'10" and more!

bindu said...

Congrats on the win! The bag looks soft and comfortable.

Melissa and Emmitt said...

hi karine!
oh my gosh! your crocheted bag is amazing! i absolutely love it!
you did a fabulous job!


Nancy Medina said...

Karine, and I felt the same when I won the beautiful original from you! This is a great bag, you MADE it? sigh. I can't even sew a button.
Patty's work is gorgeous, how cool to own one of her paintings.
warm hugs to Joshua Tree to you and Pono from me and the piggies in Texas!

Becca said...

Love the bag! Fall is the time I usually pick up sticks and you've inspired me to start in on a project! Congrats on the beautiful painting 'present'!

Abby Creek Art said...

Lucky you to get that's a beautiful landscape!

Love your bag too!