December 29, 2013
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November 25, 2013
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November 20, 2013
November 5, 2013
My art for today was editing some of those old forgotten 2010 Project 365 photos.
I guess in a way it is kind of cheating in that the pictures weren't taken today, but editing them was the only creative thing I did all day.
|October 20, 2010: Quilted|
|October 21, 2010|
November 4, 2013
Some days it seems like there are just not enough hours in the day. Actually, I don't think there are. It's dark when I leave work and there are just a few hours left in the day to do stuff. Any stuff. Like creative stuff. Or clean my house stuff.
It's pretty much my own fault. I get to work later than I used to and so I then have to stay later. I am so not a morning person. Even if I get up early I somehow still manage to get to work around the same time every day. Give or take an hour. Working late means I miss the sunset. I hate missing the sunset.
Today I arrived at work a little earlier and so I got to leave work a little earlier than usual and the sun still had already set. I guess I missed it by 15 minutes or so.
Yesterday, I learned that November is Art Every Day Month. Did you know that? This is a challenge started by Leah over at Creative Every Day. I like the idea of being creative every day. Being creative makes me happy.
Today's creative endeavor is my crochet ripple blanket. It is growing slowly. Very slowly. For some reason I keep messing up.
October 29, 2013
Have you tried a Pumpkin Pie Pop-Tart? Holy Cow! These things are awesome!
— Stefani (@dreamsofnyssa) October 8, 2013
October 23, 2013
The yarn I ordered and have been waiting for arrived days before it's expected delivery date. Yay!
So, I was able to start crocheting this year's ripple blanket a day or two sooner than I had expected.
This is my first time using KnitPicks Brava Worsted. I love this yarn! It is so soft. I think I found my new go-to yarn to use for blankets. There are so many colors to choose from and the amount of yarn you get for the price is actually better than the local stores. At least the local stores around here. My only fear is running out of a color too close to my Christmas deadline and having to order it and wait.
I really like how all these colors look together. The colors are definitely more 'boy' than 'baby'. Now all that's left is to figure out what to name it.
October 16, 2013
I have always wanted to make my nephews and nieces something special just for them. I decided crochet blankets would be the best thing for me to make.
My Grandmother used to make us all Christmas presents and there is just something about that memory that has stuck with me. My brother still has the quilt she made for him from when he was a teenager. Listening to the way he still talks about it, all these years later, I think it is probably one of his prized possessions. So, I decided to start with his family.
But there are just so many of them! So, I decided to spread out the yarny love and choose only one child per year to make a gift for.
This year I am going to crochet a ripple blanket. I have crocheted a ripple blanket for the past two years and this year is not going to be any different.
But this year I wanted something different and something softer than what is available at the local chain stores. Plus, it was a better value to order my yarn online. So I did. Let me tell you.... ordering yarn online is hard! I am worried that the colors I chose are more 'baby' than 'boy'.
Now if only that yarn would hurry up and get here!
October 3, 2013
October 1, 2013
September 29, 2013
Watching... the series finale of Breaking Bad. How was that for an ending. I personally think it ended perfectly.
Being... lazy, like EXTREMELY lazy. This past week the husband and I were both on vacation. I had so many plans. But they all flew out the window the moment the car broke down. Which just happened to be the first week day of my vacation. So no new haircut, no new glasses and no dentist. Plus, I am $637.00 poorer. Good thing we didn't have any solid plans to go anywhere.
Hoping... that everything hasn't exploded at work while I have been gone. Things were pretty crazy when I left and I have a feeling they will be even more so when I show up tomorrow.
Wondering... just how many more weeks of crop pants weather are left. I think there is still plenty of time before things start cooling down around here. It's supposed to be in the 90's all next week, so I think we're good.
September 16, 2013
|It's always nice when one co-worker buys a coffee for another co-worker and that co-worker doesn't want it. Yummy coffee for me!|
I am so happy I don't have to study or take classes for my certification anymore.
September 3, 2013
How it works: Each day, for the whole of August, take a photo and share it on your blog. You can add words if you want — or not. You can use any camera. You could share a series of photos, or miss a day out, or just post on weekends. There are no real rules, basically. This is all about being present and enjoying taking photos just for the hell of it. And perhaps reinvigorating your love for blogging, and/or taking a break from writing. ~ Susannah Conway
August is over and with that comes the end of The August Break. I didn't end up taking very many photos this past month but that is perfectly okay. This year I only used the camera on my iPod Touch. I am still learning how to use it but I think I may be getting the hang of it.
August 30, 2013
August 29, 2013
|Working the leg...or maybe the arm. This yarn may be too pretty for socks. I am so confused...|
August 22, 2013
August 21, 2013
It's time to start knitting a new pair of socks.
It took me forever to knit a swatch. I even ended up buying a new set of size 1 (2.25 mm) ChiaoGoo metal needles (yeah, me the person who hates metal needles). I actually kind of liked them. But wouldn't you know it, the all mighty swatch says I can't use them.
Don't even get me started on how long it took me to figure out that these stripey socks are NOT going to match up. That's okay. I THINK I can live with that.
August 12, 2013
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August 6, 2013
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August 2, 2013
August 1, 2013
July 24, 2013
July 10, 2013
June 25, 2013
|Supplies: distress ink, stamps, rub-ons|
June 24, 2013
June 20, 2013
|Supplies: distress ink|