Friday, March 4, 2016

leftovers

there were lots and lots of partial skeins of yarn leftover from Auntia's sunflower throw...

she was DONE with them...

and i do mean DONE...

like, totally DONE...

she put them in the donation bag and said that she didn't ever want to see them again...

so i rescued those bits of skeins and tortured her for a few weeks while i made this...
daisy, daisy, give me your answer true

it was adapted from this pattern at Craftsy and it was fun to make cuz it was all leftovers...
and didn't cost anything 'cept time...
 and i had absolutely no expectations...
and we all know that expectations are premeditated resentments...

Oh, you're dating my ex?!? Cool ... I'm eating a sandwich - want those leftovers, too?!?
anonymous

Tuesday, March 1, 2016

outdone

and so...


Auntia decided that she, too, needed a sunflower afghan...

and with her new status as a crochet artiste with intermediate skill level she decided that she would make her own...
SO much cooler than the one i made!!!
it seems that not so long ago she was crocheting the World's Longest Chain That Would Never Be Anything and i was trying to convince her to let me show her how to work a single crochet so she could actually Make Something...
sniff ... sob ... my baby is all grown up

yes, the Force Is Strong in this young padawan...

the pattern is fall sunflowers afghan from Herrschner's 2010 Treasury of Crochet Afghans... 
Auntia substituted a variety of worsted weight yarns for the bulky yarns that are listed on the pattern...

it is an amazing Piece of Work and i am happy to have been totally outdone!!!

Do. Or do not. There is no try.
Yoda

Monday, February 29, 2016

upgrade

Auntia wanted a new scarf to go with her new plaid jacket...

a new crocheted scarf...

a fancy shmancy new crocheted scarf...

and she wanted it before the end of winter...

when she showed me a picture of the fancy shmancy new crocheted scarf that she wanted before the end of winter 
i rolled my eyes and shrugged...

so she made it herself...
not for beginners, nosiree!!!

she is now officially upgraded from beginner to intermediate crochet skill level in the World According to Me...

Auntia adapted the pattern Liffy in a Jiffy from the book Contemporary Celtic Crochet by Bonnie Barker and used Glacier Lion Brand Heartland yarn...

and when i told her that i'm waiting for her to make a  fancy shmancy new crocheted scarf  before the end of winter for me
she rolled her eyes and shrugged...

People seldom do things to the best of their ability. They do things to the best of their willingness.
anonymous

Monday, February 22, 2016

happy birthday

to George Washington
Peeps vs. the Washington Monument.

but that number doesn't include the Peeps that would be eaten during construction...
just sayin'

Friday, February 19, 2016

dinosaur tracks

Super Sam takes naps here and he needed a quilt of his own...

he wanted dinosaurs on his quilt...

 not cartoony-little-kid dinosaurs, though...

 he wanted dinosaurs that look like the Real Thing...

and he wanted dinosaur tracks like we saw at Dinosaur Ridge...

so this is what he got...
Super Sam and Dinosaur Tracks 
and this is what he does with it...


how does he sleep all scrunched up like that?!?


awww!!!

Dinosaur Tracks was made using the pattern Grand Stand from Mountain Peak Creations with a Northcott Stonehenge Kids Prehistoric panel and striped fabric that was everywhere a year ago and just about nowhere now
and was quilted with dinosaur tracks by Liz Bowman of Milan, Michigan

People who say they sleep like a baby usually don't have one.
Leo J. Burke

Friday, February 5, 2016

boney maroney

massdrop is a very, very bad habit to get into - it's not like i don't have enough trouble with impulse buying - it is so very easy to hit the commit button and then forget about it till i get the package and wonder what the h-e-double-hockey-sticks i was thinking?!?
and that is exactly what happened when a fat quarter bundle for Chillingsworth's Bicycle Race was offered...
this one is for Traveling Man...
i can see right through you
the pattern is adapted from Grand Stand by Mountain Peak Creations 
and the quilting (old bicycles - so cool) is by Liz Bowman in Milan, Michigan

there was a bunch of fabric leftover from the bundle that i knew i would never, never, EVER use, so i pieced all of it together for the backing...

all yall are outta here

and i'll be happy to see HIM leave the premises...

Boney Maroney and Peggy Sue
got the rockin' pneumonia
got the boogie woogie flu, hey
James Taylor - Suite for 20G


Tuesday, February 2, 2016

today

was a snow day...

and i found myself pondering
yes, pondering - in public, no less 
if beauty really IS in the eye of the beholder...
beautiful or ugly?
beautiful or ugly?
beautiful or ugly?

i  know what i think ... what do YOU think?!?

Beauty is in the eye of the beholder and it may be necessary from time to time to give the beholder a punch in the eye.
anonymous