Sunday, February 27, 2011

Sneak peek

I'm working on a project and wanted to post a little piece of it...will reveal the whole thing when done. Enjoy!

Saturday, February 26, 2011


It snowed here in Portland on Wednesday night and Thursday morning. Something we don't see very often. I went outside to begin my commute to work and fat flakes were falling all around me. I grabbed my camera and shot some photos as I headed out. It was so beautiful. Really. Really. Beautiful. I felt my heart expanding, felt a little tightness in my chest and the tears came. Tears of joy, of thankfulness for the beauty. Tears of gratitude that I'm here, that I'm alive. Sometimes we get a glimpse of how deeply, quietly magnificent the world is, nature is. And I'll treasure the gift of this snowy morning the rest of my life.

Sunday, February 20, 2011

A Tale of Two Mitts

So the project started out well enough. I crocheted the fingerless mitt from a pattern on Ravelry and felt quite happy with it. Then I started the second mitt. I crocheted along happily, so excited to have my mitts done for the weekend. I pictured where me and my newly finished mitts would go; to the grocery store, to dinner with friends, on a lovely walk perhaps. The possibilities were endless. I finished the final stitch on the second mitt, sewed in the ends, then enthusiastically held it up to the other mitt. As you can see, I was quite sad. Somehow my second mitt ended up significantly smaller than the first. I still can't figure out what happened. So I did what any tried and true crocheter would do; I sniffed back a small tear, then started another mitt. And I was rewarded with success!

I'm wearing my finished pair of mitts right now. And we're going out this afternoon on a walk with a friend. Yay!

Kitty approves...

Sunday, February 06, 2011

My little art buddy

This is my little art buddy, Miss Princess Sweet Pea. She's adopted my sewing chair in the studio as her hangout while I craft, blog, and dream. I love having her near me while I create. No studio is complete without a furry baby to keep a solitary crafter company.

Saturday, February 05, 2011

A bit of color

Some new and vintage beads waiting to become a fabulous piece of jewelry...

My new coat from Old Navy, in a wonderful mustard color. It just makes me happy looking at it. And, I got it on sale!