Saturday, January 25, 2014

I made a set of fingeless gloves using a pattern by HappyBerry.   And then, eveybody I know wanted a pair.
Here is her YT link:

Thankfully, I have a stash of yarn and was able to make them as requested.  I don't know if you are like me, but I don't look at crocheting as a craftl  I like to crochet to take my mind off of all the other things that tug at you.    I have crochet for so long that I can do a lot of it by feel and not by looking.   I take it with me when my husband and I have to make a trip. (I live in the boonies, where you have to drive 90 ish miles to the doctor, to find a JoAnn or Hobby Lobby).   If I have any appointment where you have to wait - I take crochet.

There are a lot of great tutorials out there if you don't know how to crochet.   I'll try to put a list together of a few of my favorites.

Wednesday, January 22, 2014

My Late Night Companion

I am a late night person.   During the day, I do my househols business, then move on to my personal business and crafts.   So after supper and a little TV.... I come to the den and check my mail and of course Facebook.  

Then onto Youtube and blogs that I subscribe to.     I try to watch the latest upload, If you do this, you know how long this takes.  So sadly, as I scroll down the list of recent uploads.   I must skip some.  Or I put them in the watch later section.

Sometimes I think  "I know this" but I hang in there an find new ideas and get truly encouraged.   Having a plan makes things go so much faster.

So it is now a little beforer 1 am.   and as I am in the den, one of my 3 yorkies come to visit.  Almost saying ..."come to bed"  Sometimes all 3 come to visit.  I have an 12 year old mamma.  Her ony livng offspring.  He will be 10 this coming December.   His daddy passed away in 2008.    In 2009, I got a little teacup.  So he will be 5 in March but we still call him the baby.

No matter what you are going through, they show so much unconditional love.  We put 2 little beds in this den and they share it.... But tonight, as I look over my chair,  Truth is curled up in the babies bed.

I hopw you find the same delight in your pets:

Sunday, January 12, 2014

Along Our Journey Home

Every time we drive South to Little Rock, I pass this barn.  Across the road there is a live spring and you see people filling up there jugs to get this fresh, clear, clean water.  We were riding our motorcycles this day and I told my husband to pull over (we use Scala Rider G9s on our helmets).   I was able to take this picture.

It looks like something you would see on a jigsaw puzzle.   I just wanted to share this picture even though it isn't anything to do with crafting.  

Monday, January 6, 2014

What's Up With This Weather?

Can you believe this weather.......?   Well I don't remember it being this cold in years.  Guess that puts an end to global warming :).    

I am trying to take advantage of being indoors to revamp my craft room/studio.    I also got some new shelving units to help organize.  I'm going through everything putting it in its new place and it is like Christams all over.   I'm finding things I had forgotten about.

I am going to do my best to use up the things I have this year before buying anything new.   I did pick up the large Fiskars paper trimmer for Christmas.    

I hope you all are having a wonderful start to the New Year.