Monday, June 30, 2008

feeling stressed? try this!

I LOVE THIS SITE!!!! If you need to let off some steam, this is the site for you! :)

Friday, June 20, 2008



I have always been a very literal thinker. I am very much a "think INside the box" person. I can't help it. I try, I really do! Oh well... since emboidery isn't my forte, I decided to use crochet in my expression of Antarctica for A Collaboration. In doing so, I adapted a square from 200 Crochet Blocks by Jan Eaton (it's a neat book; check it out!).

So, hopefully these pictures are pretty self-explanatory, but just in case, the little popcorn stitch bumps are icebergs and the blue trim is the water. I TOLD you I was a literal thinker!

I actually really like how it turned out. This was my first usage of the popcorn stitch, and it was easy and fun, and I love the effect.

Thursday, June 19, 2008


Why is it that I see the Summer 08 issue of Interweave Crochet EVERYWHERE on the net but I can't get it til June 24th? I'm seeing lots of fun patterns that I can't look at in detail because I CAN'T BUY IT YET!! Argh.

J and I started making bibs today. Actually, she started. She's the sewer and I'm the embellisher. Which reminds me, I need to do some of that tonight...

I also abandoned my Tunisian attempt at A Collaboration. It was driving me nuts because Tunisian crochet curls really badly and I hate blocking. So, I found another idea! No peekies this time. :)

Wednesday, June 18, 2008

in the beginning...

... there was yarn, an afghan hook, and Tunisian crochet. This is my contribution to a collaboration. What will come next?

Tuesday, June 17, 2008

musings on a collaboration

I am loving what I see happening with futuregirl and ruby-crowned kinglette in their "A Collaboration". I'm so excited, I want to join in too! I'm not going to embroider on a linen square, though... I have wondrous ideas! The word I'm going to begin with is 'Antarctica'. I know they started with 'entangled', but I've already seen what they've done and I'm biased. I want to come up with my own idea. Stay tuned!

Thursday, June 12, 2008

long time gone

It's been way too long since my last post. Since then, I've finished the school year, cleaned out my classroom, been to four days of training, babysat, cleaned (a little bit of) my house, driven to Denver once, refilled my gas tank innumerable times, and not once been to the gym, even though I should have been at least six times by now.

On the upside, my friend has come up with a genius idea to make bibs and sell them... we'll make scads of money and never have to work again! :)