Friday, February 27, 2015

Five on Friday

Joining in to celebrate five things
that are currently making me happy!
We had snow!! 
Just a little less than an inch...but enough to run and play in.
Just enough to close work for the day.
To enjoy pj-lounging and crochet and hot chocolate.

Three blankets.  So close to finishing them.
Have I ever told you how much I love granny square blankets?

Art Journaling...  something I have done since High School. 
I have spent many hours this week just doodling and thinking
and remembering and dreaming.
Such a great way for me to pass a few hours!

Saw this idea on Pinterest... 
2 copies of a few favorite blanket, 2 pillar candles,
some Modge Podge and voila...

Getting to spend an afternoon with this one...
Just me and him.
No distractions, except for the ducks! 

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Wednesday, February 4, 2015

Nanny McPhee Ta-Dah!!

Well here it is in all its glory!
My Nanny McPhee blanket is finished at last!

I love it.  And I love that it is going off to live in
 Alex's dorm room.  It makes me so happy to know
that for the next few months (until Spring) it will be
keeping my baby boy warm.

I was going to do a fancy-smanchy stripey border,
but after two rows, I decided it was all too much
So just round and round until I was almost completely out of yarn.

Someone was feeling a bit left out...

Moss Green, Gold, Pumpkin, Plum, Pistachio,
Forest Heather, Autumn Red, Wheat, Peacock
I think I used 20 different colors, but some only made an appearance a couple of times. 
This turned out to be a great stash-busting blanket.

150 - 4 round granny squares

This is what I found as I was getting ready to leave for work.  I kept calling her name but she wouldn't come...Apparently this blanket has magical sleep powers!

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Monday, February 2, 2015

Sunlit Sunday #2 (a little late!)

Isn't this a beautiful sight? 

I am not sure why this is happening at the beginning of February...daffodils and hyacinths!

but it inspired this

which will soon be filled with dirt and seeds and
 hopefully new beginnings of spring flowers!

I love my sunny front door. 
I try to always have something happy hanging up to greet friends...

Not Sunlit...fairy-lit.  It looks like the fairy lights
will be hanging around for a little longer. 
I am still enjoying their soft light in the early morning!

Her Winter Solstice stick and snowflakes still hanging up...
always make me happy to see!

Happy Sunlit Sunday! 
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Go on over and see what is making other's happy this week!

Saturday, January 31, 2015

Celebrating January

January started out hard...  For the first time in 26 years,
I wasn't a Mom...well I was..but not as I had always been.
  There were no more children to get up and off to school.  
No more lunches to pack and no more practices, pick-ups,  teenagers in and out, or laundry....oh my gosh the laundry...
it was just us. 
It was a lot harder to adjust to than I had ever thought it would be. 
But as always, life goes on and you do adjust.
  And sometimes you find out that different is just as good.
There was a sunset picnic one afternoon

A day trip to the mountains...
close to home but far enough to feel  like a get-away...

A special birthday for our sweet girl...7! 
and an Elf that wouldn't leave until he could give her present to her...
She was beyond thrilled!!
Frozen mornings...
followed by warm afternoons spent outside...

"Celebrating Snow" at a local museum

All in all, another wonderful month of spending time with those
I love most and enjoying a new chapter of life. 
 And when he came home, he brought plenty of laundry to make me feel special!

Sunday, January 25, 2015

Sunlit Sunday

I took the Sunlit Sunday theme very literal this week.
Especially after 6 straight day of cold wet gray skies.
It was nice welcome blue skies and sunshine back!

long shadows on early morning walks...

A day off and new places to explore...I loved this one.
 I will definitely be back!


Such bright clear blue skies...

These two are pure sunshine...everyday.

So many bright, happy sunshiney moments throughout the week!
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Karen for Sunlit Sunday. 

Friday, January 23, 2015

Sunburst Blanket!!

I have been wanting to make this blanket for such a long, long time!
Flowers in the Snow! by Solstrikke. 
I love everything about it. 
All the gorgeous colors, the total randomness,
the simple border, everything!!
This one by Gillian is so beautiful. 

 I love what she calls her "ordered and systematic randomness"!! 
So funny how we all work in such different ways to create.

This one here and here and here! 
I love them all! 
So many colors. 
Such happy blankets...

Sunday night, I gathered all my odds and ends and
started making my circles... 
I took Solstrikke's pattern and added a fourth row 

then the border...


then joined my first four...

they are flying off my hook... 

a long weekend of nothing at all coming up. 
 Nothing but circles turning into squares!!

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Monday, January 19, 2015

A Carnival Blanket

This blanket started last year.
I was working on a couple of projects for friends and family
that involved a lot of grays and browns and muted colors
 that are just not my personal preference.

Even with projects that were deadline projects
(birthdays and Christmas) I had to start a colorful blanket. 
Seriously, I mean, I really HAD to!

I love the Sunshine yellow edging. 
It really brightens up these dark gray days

There is no rhyme or reason to this blanket…
just a bunch of my favorite colors grabbed out of my
odds and ends basket and hooked using
Lucy’s granny stripe pattern, an oldy but goody! 

I know have three Queen Sized Bed covers. 
I have 2 more that I am working on and hope to finish sometime this year.  I love being able to change them up…
a very cheap makeover.
 It really changes the whole feel of the room.

So after a good washing and blocking, it is now at home on our bed.  When I was downloading these pictures I noticed there was a lump under the owl pillow...  I went back to the bedroom and in my haste to get the blanket on the bed, I made it up over the TV remote.  I started to re-take the pictures without the lump.  But this is real life and sometimes you make your bed up with the remote still tucked in…or at least I do.

As soon as I had woven in the last of the ends,
this happened...

It was urgently needed in the tent

I think I protested, but I am so thrilled when something I make
 gets used and loved.  (And with these three, it was seriously used!)

 "Thanks, Nene!!  This is the bestest tent blanket ever!!"
I love these little people!
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