Sunday, July 15, 2018

What to do with projects

It seems over the last year or so my creative juices haven't been flowing as easily as work and home duties take over.  I still visit my Bloglovin and check out my fave bloggers I follow as well as Intstagram and drool over the colourful projects that everyone seems to be making. It almost seems like I have to make a schedule and make an appointment to work on my crochet projects.

I just pulled out some from one of my bins of projects started, half finished, frogged etc. 

I unattached all my African Flowers, still needing to find out how to make them into a square or a better way to join them.  Any suggestions or links to how I can do this?

The gum ball squares still in progress. 

I seem to get bored easily of one project then move on to another. 

We got the kitties a new cat tree yesterday.  Seems just after a new kitty comes to our house we get a new tree.  The last one was 2 years ago.  And they sure get their use of them.

We've been taking our girl outside a bit.  She loves to look around at the birds and bunnies that visit the back yard and sniffs the air.  

Happy weekend all!!

Sunday, July 1, 2018

Summer Distractions

Hello Lovelies.  Hope everyone is having a nice summer so far.  I know it's hard to stay motivated 
making yarny things in the summer, especially when it get to 90 F/30 C plus weather.

I've mostly only managed to make these Canada Day themed coasters.

I managed some knitting and crochet at the beginning of June when I took my first 
flying trip with my aunt out to British Columbia, on Vancouver Island.  I found flying very exciting and didn't really knit that much, I was glued to the sites out the window, well when there was more than just clouds.  

Here are some pics from my trip.

It's so green out there and the air is so clean.  I slept so good too.

So many trees and the size of some of them are massive. I made these collages
as I have way to many pictures to share.

Pacific coast line, unique trees, lots of rock.

Unique gardens.

Beautiful coastline and vegetation. There is moss on all the trees because they get so much moisture and rain.

Flying on the way back we were on the Disney Frozen painted plane.  After the clouds cleared getting closer to Calgary on the way back I got to see the Rocky Mountains. An amazing site to see.

We stayed with my uncle and aunt and their cuties Westie Momo. Found some quaint
shops in their town, even a yarn store. My aunt there paints and I managed to get one 
of hers painting to bring home, well 3 that is to be hung side by side. Blazing Birches 
she calls them. Middle picture is the sunrise the morning we landed driving home. 
And when my honey picked me up from the train station he surprised me with roses, of course 
I shed some tears . This was the first time in 15 years we were apart from each other.

This past week we had our fireworks for the Canada Day/4th of July 
Celebrations on our river between the borders.

And to end it with my fur babies.
These 2 have become quite the chums.

Sunday, May 20, 2018

Keep Calm and Crochet On

I recently got out this bag of yarn I used from an old project and started a new
one, like I need another one.  I'm going to try and keep making the squares until I use up all the yarn I have in this bag.  Hopefully it will make a decent size blanket. 

With signs of spring actually in gear I've been out on my bike whenever I can after work.

I'd still love to make a basket line for my bike. Someday.

And the baby geese are out.

As well as our backyard friends.

Even took my girl for a walk in the back pack.

New kitty is fitting in well. He likes to wrestle with his new brother.

Did you watch the Royal Wedding?  I had a nap Friday after work and stayed up all night.
It was lovely, I'm sure Diana would have approved.

Happy Victoria Day to my fellow Canadians out there. 

Saturday, April 21, 2018

Waiting for Spring

At least with spring starting late it makes  you want to stay inside and  crochet to keep 
warm.  I have been working on projects here and there.  Since my last post, which has been well over a month, I have added a few more rounds to the Lovebomb Mandala.

And a few more rounds to the starburst blanket. I didn't realize how big it was getting.  I'm on the third ball of Caron Cakes. 

I went to Michael's Craft store for some colour inspiration. 

New yarns in stock. 

I ended up buying two skeins of this yarn. 60% Acrylic 40% Nylon and so soft.
Then the task was to figure out what to make with it.  I have many yarns in my 
stash where I think that would be lovely as..... undetermined.

But after searching the web, blogs, Ravelry, Pinterest and You Tube I found something
on You Tube I thought would be nice.  Autumn Moon Wrap from channel Jayda InStitches.

I recently got a sleeveless white/blue dress that I thought this would be nice to
wear with it.  We'll see how it turns out. 

Yesterday made it to +50 Degrees F here and I've been waiting for the weather
to break to get back out on the bike. Winter has been way too long this year
that lead to more hibernation and weight gain that planned or expected.

And an update on our kitty search.  Since the last attempt to integrate a new kitty
into the house with my two now did not succeed I waited and visited the Humane Society and Pet Stores for other associations seeking owners to adopt.  I saw another orange tabby and even though I was thinking a female may be best this little guy was too cute.  He's 5 years old, and quite shy and  timid which I thought would be good as he wouldn't be aggressive with my other orange boy who's suck a suck. His name is Milo. 

He is quite small and skinny for his age.  I don't know if the previous owners fed him 
enough because when I put some wet food down he inhaled it.  He sure loves to 
check out what we are eating as well, chicken, cheese, whatever he'll try it out.

I don't think he's ever seen bath tub full of water either.  I was taking a bath the other day 
and he was so curious he got up into this weird stance.

My girl doesn't seem to be bother by him, she just likes to eat and sleep. My boy 
watches him and is curious. I just hope he doesn't get jealous of him. But I did 
catch my boy go over to him when Milo was laying down and lick the top
of his head like he does with my girl. 

Happy Weekend all!!!