Thursday, May 31, 2012

Friday Moment-My favorite words this week

The best day
of your life
is the one on which
you decide
your life is
your own.
No apologies or excuses.
No one to
lean on, rely on,
or to blame.
The gift is yours-
it is an
amazing journey-
and you alone
are responsible for
the quality of it.
This is the day
your life
really begins.

Bob Moawad


After being away for 3 1/2 months the kids and I are back home.  I'll share more abut that journey another time when ready but the feeling I think can be explained in this quote I'm not sure who wrote it or what blog it came from but if anyone knows leave me a comment.

What is a home?

Tuesday, May 29, 2012

Right Now lately

I found a cord to hook up to my computer and now some pictures to show of these past couple of weeks.
 Went to a seedling sale and I'm going to be daring this year and try growing yellow watermelons.
 Went home to the garden to put down the plants for later. I know have 20 plus tomato plants waiting for me at the end of the week and leeks, broccoli, watermelon and possible kale.
 Great yard sale finds an Ikea frame a book on making wraps and a book on gardening with recipe all for $5!!Yes score. 
 My favorite 3 words when I'm home. 
 Yay for sun tea.  This 52 fl oz pitcher is from Ikea.
 Trying to make my own yogurt popcicles.  The popcicle molds are also from Ikea.
 Cleaned one shelf in my kitchen for all my cookbooks.
 Curbside find it's bench/table.  Perfect for summer a little cleaning, replace a piece of wood and some paint and it will be as good as new.  Haven't started it but I am seeing the potential.
Oh orange juice pops they seemed to be hit.

Well that's the catch up for now friends so glad I found my cord and hope I don't lose it.

Monday, May 21, 2012

Right now chugging away

There are so many things to share right now and pictures to show but I can't find the cord to the camera and get the pictures from the phone to the computer. Errrr.  I finally had a few minutes to blog but can't plug in maybe it's a sign go back to what I was doing. So since I can't show you what is going on I'll just write what is going on right now.

:: Love being back in our home.
::  Doing a little of this and that with the decorating.
:: Organizing and spring cleaning.
:: Looking forward to making my own bread again.
:: Dreaming of some sewing.
:: A new crochetted rug is almost done.  Yippiee!!
:: Stacks and stacks of books from a really fun booksale.
:: Listening to an 11 year old jam on the guitar.
:: My 11 year old teaching me to play the guitar.
:: New flowers and vegetables for the garden.
:: Thinking I should make some sun tea on the next sunny day.
:: Closing the door on a messy pantry to be dealt with later today.
:: Finding a good find at a yard sale. 
:: Sitting and chatting and reading with one or all the kids.
:: Enjoying a very quiet and sunny weekend.

I'll stop here because otherwise this list will go on and on.  Wish me luck that I find some cord s or get the pictures on the computer and maybe I can just post. 

Monday, May 7, 2012

Monday Links

Hello it's Monday this is probably my shortes Monday list of links but I had to share these few for their ideas.
One of my favorite things to do is put books on my wish list .
Recently added this book from crazy mom quilts I love her projects.
Add this Making Magazine to my collection.  Check out the making for... tabs they are inspiring they made my brain hurt with ideals.
Found this website from the Nate Berkus Show.

Hope you're inspired today too.

Wednesday, May 2, 2012

Yarn Along: A new rug

Made it in for Ginny's yarn along with a new rug that I'm working on.  I can't decide if I love it but it's fun to make.  It's similiar to this one.  The second picture is a rectangle for a tree branch for  the yarn shop for the Wake up the Earth Festival on May 5.  I'm loving the colors. Lastly these are the books I'm carrying around lately. 
Hope your enjoying a good read or yarn today :)

Tuesday, May 1, 2012

Big Crochetted Slippers

Before I begin this post about the slippers I wanted to say thank you to all the followers who keep coming back during a pivotal time in my life and welcome new readers  here and at 5 Good Reasons.  Things will be still be a little slow for posting a while longer over there. But I just wanted to say thank you to my readers for coming by and checking in because like most bloggers we go through a down time of posting and risk losing followers and sometimes along the way readers don't come back so it's nice to see that not everyone has ditched this little kitchen and hope you are inspired as many of you have inspired me. 

Ok now the slippers.  I had been having a creative mojo slow down but things are picking up again.  In the January/February issue of Crochet Today I wanted to make these slippers. The pattern looks easy something I can handle and they are cute.

 But guess what happens when I don't use the right yarn?  They came out way too big.  I had to show you these before I unravel them.  Starting from the left these are my first, second and third try at these slippers.  The first was super huge and the last pair after a few decreases was much better.
 Not perfect but better because they are still loose and I have been wearing them I'm thinking of unravelling a few rows and doing many more decreases.  Other than that I love the pattern I even made my own buttons just some yarn chain, crochet and slip stitch together till it looks cute.
Tonight I unravel I have two more crochet projects I'll show you tomorrow.
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