I, like so many of us in the northeast right now, am rather over snow for the year. We have roughly 800 feet of snow outside. Really. Rather than travelling above ground, we now tunnel to the grocery store, to school, to work. It was fun at first, but now it’s getting old. Okay, I… Continue reading Crocheting
Once upon a time two days ago I was looking forward to my two days off this week. Once upon a time two days ago I was looking forward to tackling some big projects and some small projects, some projects around the house, and some projects just for my own personal creative satisfaction. Once upon… Continue reading Projects Planned and Unexpected, Part 2
That’s tee shirt yarn in the above picture. I took tons of old tee shirts, ours and some donated by friends and family, cut them into strips, connected the strips, and rolled them into balls and balls of color. Finishing all that prepping was a huge project in itself, but now the fun part… Continue reading Projects Planned and Unexpected, Part 1
Last spring or summer I made strips of “yarn” from old tee shirts, and finger-crocheted them into long strands, and then started stitching them together in a spiral to make a rug for Julia’s room. I had another bunch of yarn ready for a rug for Alex’s room too. My problem – which happened again… Continue reading Another Quick Crochet Project
I haven’t been crocheting for very long, but I’ve practiced some stitches and I’ve successfully made a few things. My first great success was a hat: I learned to make a flower and a granny square: And then I made a hat and a scarf for Julia. The hat was double and single… Continue reading From December
We’ve rearranged the living room a bit. We’re using the fireplace now, so I moved some of the furniture so it faces – or is at least angled toward – the fireplace and the warmth and the ever-changing collage of glowing embers and dancing flames. Scratchy likes this time of year, and he especially loves… Continue reading Pictures of Scratchy and a Little Story
So the other day at dinner Julia said, out of the blue, “I don’t like eating raisins because it’s like eating tiny old people.” I have no explanation. ~~~ The baby quilt I’ve been working on has conjured up memories of other baby quilts I’ve made, especially one of the first ones. Not sure if… Continue reading Random Stuff
It’s been reading week at the elementary school, and yesterday was “Dress Like a Pirate Day” (because of the treasure in books, I believe), and because we are the Last Minute Family lately, Julia and I put her costume together about twenty minutes before she had to leave for school. Not too bad, I think.
I walked into the living room earlier today and this is what I saw.
Actually, what I saw was Scratchy sort of wrestling with/chewing on the little pink elephant. When I came back with my camera, Scratchy saw me and froze. Like that.
The elephant’s name, by the way, is “Purple Ears.” It’s Julia’s, in case you hadn’t figured that part out. Or, rather, it was Julia’s.
Three and a half years ago I made one of these potholders and wrote about it in this post. At the time, I planned to make more and sell them on Etsy.