Tuesday, July 9, 2013

Cliche Title Remarking on My Absence

Ah, but the details are typical and not really worth sharing with the world :)

While I've been attending to my Mom Duties, I've actually made a ton of things!  Time to share!

I made this hoop several months ago for my friend jexxican.  We share a love of trees.  I had a hard time not keeping it for myself, no joke!

The design is from the lovely book "Little Stitches" by Aneela Hoey.  I love the designs in this book and the way they portray childhood.  So sweet.  The book is also great for instructional purposes and has great inspiration for using different fill stitches.

Thanks for looking!  More projects from the archives soon!

Friday, November 9, 2012


Life has been busy, but in a good way.  Getting things done.  Unfortunately, daily blogging not being one of those things.  Daily blogging is hard!  Its not easy to get on the computer with all the crazy stuff going on all the time.  My hat is off to all of you out there that can pull it together and say something meaningful every day!  Clearly, getting back to writing daily is going to be a huge challenge for me.  But I am not going to give up just yet!

Today was an incredible day for me!  Went with ERL and all the kiddos to see this:

He is my very favorite painter, ever.  As soon as my eyes set on an original work by him, I have to admit I cried a little.  Of course my favorite painting, Starry Night wasn't there, but a ton of amazing paintings and sketches were, including three of his self portraits.  Such an amazing experience, and I'm so glad I got to share it with my kids!

This painting simply took my breath away.  I don't think I will ever forget the way I felt when I stepped in front of it.

I would encourage anyone in the Denver area to spend a few bucks and check out the exhibit  It was really cool, they even have an audio tour for adults and kids.  Ah, check out the Denver Art Museum anyway, its awesome!  Lucky for me, there was a bit of a mix up with the tickets for the exhibit and we now have a family membership to the DAM!  Looks like me and Babygirl are going to be spending much more time getting artsy this winter!

Tuesday, November 6, 2012

Felt Time!

So it's Election Day.  I love my country and the fact that I have a right to vote.  I also love the state of Colorado with all my heart, the only unfortunate thing about that is that we are a "swing" state.  Which basically means we've been bombarded on local TV for many months with political ads.  Like non-stop.  Thank the stars for Netflix!

Ok no more complaining about commercials, I mean, I should be feeling blessed that I even have a TV.  Anyway, this evening there will be more holiday crafting in the works.  ERL scanned and re-sized some of the templates from this lovely book for me, and I can't wait to do some hand stitching!

Have a lovely day!


Monday, November 5, 2012

New to the Family

I love that people continue to bring new little bundles into the world, especially given the fact that I myself am so over having babies!  The latest addition to my family was born in September, and shamefully, I am just now finishing up his Welcome to the World gifts!

I used the corner to corner afghan technique (which I thankfully have memorized because the link to that pattern was another thing lost in my stinkin' laptop crash!) and some half skeins of Red Heart from Yarn Mountain.  It measures 32"x36", I really don't know anything about proper baby blanket sizing, but it seemed to be a nice size for wrapping baby in and more importantly, still big enough for a toddler to cuddle up in.  This is my favorite color combination and stripe pattern I've done so far.

A dear friend has a little one coming at the end of this month as well.  I think I'm going to use some of the browns I have left to make his blanket, and maybe add in a little blue or green to mix it up.

Hoping to have a less cloudy day tomorrow so I can get some better photos to share.  Also, trying to learn my camera more, and admitting that I really should make a light box and learn photoshop too.  Ah well, all in good time I suppose.  As much as I'd love to learn more about taking great photos, I really love spending the free time I do have actually making the stuff!

Sunday, November 4, 2012

It Begins!

I have  started my christmas crocheting!  

It seems so early, and yet I know that I always end up crocheting things at the last minute at holiday time, so here's hoping starting way early will help minimize the panic!

Today was spend my favorite way-- on the couch in comfy pants, hook in hand, watching football!  What's your favorite way to spend a Sunday afternoon?


Saturday, November 3, 2012

8 Years!

Celebrating 8 years with my ERL this week :)  Had a lovely dinner at a small place where he and I frequently lunched when we were first dating.  Just the two of us, it is so rare to have a dinner out where I get to have a complete conversation and not even have to shush a short person or wipe a nose.  Bliss!

Anyway, as I said yesterday, he's my favorite guy I've ever met.  We're like peas and carrots.
I made this for him a few Valentine's Days ago because it perfectly expresses how I feel about us.

On another note, omigolly I had no idea how difficult it would be to blog daily!  

Friday, November 2, 2012

ERL Is My Favorite

I'm sure I've mentioned it before, but I will say once again, my ERL is the best guy ever.   He buys me books ALL the time, from my Amazon wishlist.  This weeks surprise book in the mail, Crochet Boutique!  Woohoo!  Just in time for some holiday hookin!

Loving this book, tons of great chunky cowls and cute hats!  Its been a hectic week, so I haven't had much time to dig in, but so far I've made this from the book:

Isn't it cute?!  Babygirl has requested a pink and a purple one, which should be the perfect motivation to get crackin on some of the cute things from this book!

Happy Friday!
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