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Monday, February 25, 2008

Spring has sprung!!

I know a lot you are still under snow but here in Texas the flowers are starting to bloom and they are so pretty. In my yard I have a couple of Daffodils coming up, one's that actually did not bloom last year but I cut down a couple of shadowy dying trees so now the flowers are seeing new light, literally.

The turtles were taking full advantage of the warm sun too. I just think it's so cool how they line up, nearly on top of each other, to sunbathe.

My last nature picture is a quintisential Texas picture...well, one of them anyway. Vultures in a dead tree. I thought it was cool, even though they are likely one of the ugliest creatures I've ever seen in life!!

On a design note, here is a closeup of something I've just finished. I like the colors of it. What do you think?

31 hours until my mom lands at DFW airport. I can't wait to see her! "Miss ya mom!"

Sunday, February 24, 2008

Save Friday Night Lights

Sign's Petition to Save Friday Night Lights

I don't do this often...or ever as a matter of fact but SAVE FRIDAY NIGHT LIGHTS!! Sign the petition to save the show. It's the only show my husband really loves!!! So click on the picture and sign a petition to save it!!

Wednesday, February 20, 2008

It all starts somewhere.....

Well, I was looking at the patterns on Crochet Pattern Central at the 12" squares and lo and behold...there was mine! Ok, maybe to others it's not a big deal, but to me, it's certainly a start. I'm very proud to be on thank you CPC, for adding mine to the other great patterns on your site!

In other news, I"m counting down the days until my mother gets here....6 days and counting. I can't wait.

My cat had 6 kittens yesterday too but one was still born. That was sad. The others are doing very well and, of course, so cute!

I got my copy of C&C's Wrapped in Soft, in which I crocheted the Ribs and Scallops Cardi for TheCrochetDude. It looks awesome and I'm thrilled about it.

I've been working hard trying to come up with new things to design. My son says I'm a bit OCD when it comes to things and that it's like I get obsessed with the things. Well, I don't know about being obsessed but I do know I put my whole heart into whatever I do and I hope that will help it pay off in the long run.

Have a bright day everyone and thanks for stopping by!!

Wednesday, February 13, 2008

Nothing like it.....

First, you hear the beep of the UPS lady (I have a lady, not a UPS guy). You go out and get a box. Bring it in the house. Kids yelling 'ooo what is it? what is it?'. Me yelling...'it's mine, go away'. I open the box and what do I see? YARN!! Ahhhhhhh, there's just nothing like it, is there?

I bought some cotton yarns NY Cotton and TLC Cotton Plus because I have some ideas floating around in my head that I NEED to get swatches for. And the RH Soft for something else I have in mind. I got them all from I just love them!!

After reading The Crochet Dude's blog this morning and he was singing the praises of the 365 Crochet Stitches a Year: Perpetual Calendar

It is a great place to get ideas for new things, and the awesome catalog of stitches is .... is....well, it's awesome!! I have it littered with bright pink sticky-notes with all kinds of new ideas floating around in my head. Hmm, I'm guessing they want out because floating around in my head can't possibly be a safe place to be...yikes!

On a very happy mother called me yesterday to tell me that she is going to come down for a visit, by plane, on her own, and stay for a week. Now, this may not seem like that big a deal, but 1. keep in mind that my mother has never flown, and 2. and an ever bigger deal, is that mom has never been away from my dad for this long in over 40 years. Dad can't get away from work but mom is missing us (we miss her big time too) so much because they weren't here for Christmas because of her hip replacement surgery. She is arriving on Feb 26th, which happens to be her birthday. I can't wait. I really need some mommy time!!

Wednesday, February 06, 2008

Watch out! The flood gates have opened!!

Have you ever noticed that we get stuck in a rut and just do things the same way over and over again? I'm no different. That is until recently, when I decided to try my hand at designing instead of just crocheting. Someone recently said to me "once you have released the damn of creativity you'll have so many ideas flowing" and he was right....I'm amazed.

I've had ideas pouring out of me. I'm even surprising myself....which is a good thing. My biggest concern is that I don't accidentally duplicate something...that would be heart breaking.

I also just made my very first square pattern. I'm going to put it on my 'free patterns' page, which I've made but not put anything on yet. Stay tuned though.....

Ok, I have to get back to work. Time to turn my brain on and see what I can come up with. What a scary thought!!