27 July 2018

FO - round 2...

Yes!  Another Finished Object! Wooohoooo!!

It only took me 2 years 6 months and 6 days, but hey...it's something completed.  Once I finished the last scoreboard, something in me just wanted to finish this throw.  It helped that I've had Shark Week to keep me entertained and glued to my chair this week.  

The throw ended up being a little longer than called for, but I'm okay with that!

I have nothing on my needles right now.  That's a weird feeling.  I did order yarn for a new project.  Do you remember the movie Sweet November?  There is a shawl that Charlize Theron wears that I've always loved.  I found on Ravelry a pattern for it, but it's in French and crochet! 

Well, I used Google to translate the pattern words.  There is a diagram too but since I don't know how to crochet (despite my trying to teach myself with the raggedy crochet practice blanket) it feels quite daunting.  If anyone out there knows of a knitted version or can help me figure out the crochet, please let me know!  The yarn arrived yesterday and I'm excited to get started.  :-)

Wouldn't you know, just now I went to a different screen to find a pic of the shawl to share here and found a knitted pattern on Ravelry.  Maybe I'll have some more knitting to share in a few weeks.  :-)

Today is the full moon with a lunar eclipse.  Don't do anything I wouldn't do!  ;-)

Hope you have a great weekend!

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19 July 2018


I finally finished last season's Steelers Scoreboard.  It only took me 10 months and 9 days.  :-/  

I'm just glad to be done now, because football season starts next month.  

My plan is to make one for each of my family, so I need four.  The first one I did a few years ago, was made using the wrong weight yarn and the wrong size needles and ended up being HUGE!  I'd made it for my brother so that was okay because he's a pretty tall guy.

I plan to give this one to my SIL and the next to my mum.  

I'm excited to get back to working on my Lake Country Throw.  I'm going to try to finish it before football season starts.  

Have you finished any projects lately?

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11 July 2018

little things...

Little things that make me happy...

playing in a homemade art journal for the first time...

a basket full of art papers (many of them I've made)...

experimenting with new mediums (brusho crystals)...

being happy with how a little journal girl turns out...

finding small ways to honor those important to me....

These are kind of behind the scene images that have happened around here over the last couple of months.  Last week and this have been filled with Wimbledon, catching up on The Originals, watching Justice League (finally!), playing around on Ancestry again,  and trying to finish a knitting project (last season's Steeler Scoreboard) that I need to get done before football starts in a month.  Yep, football starts next month...hard to believe.

Anywho, I've been wanting to get here, but I swear time just disappears on me.  

Now I'm off to work on my knit and watch more tennis. I'm hoping to get back in my studio soon.

Tell me, are there little things that make you happy?  

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02 July 2018

garden visitors...

I've had quite a few visitors to my little garden this past week.  These are just a few that have been hanging around.

The remarkable thing about these photos (at least to me) is that I took every one of them from inside my house.  Not bad, huh?

It has been pretty hot out so I've been spending my time indoors.  I head out early morning to water and check the plants, but that is about it.  

What kind of visitors do you get to your garden?

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