Tuesday, April 30, 2013


Depth of Reflection
Depth of Reflection

I went on an awesome hike this past weekend and took lots of pictures...  I apologize in advance if I went overboard with the number of pictures to share today, but these pictures became my babies.  It was hard to sort through and pick just a few!  (And as I became so attached to them, I felt like I should give each one a name.  Please excuse the lack of imagination on several most of the titles.)

Friday, April 26, 2013

To Flower or Not to Flower, That Is the Question

To Flower...

To flower...

Or Not To Flower?

Or not to flower?  

That is the question I'm posing to you guys!  I can't decide whether or not to sew on the flower that is in the vintage rug pattern!  I like the rug both ways...  Do you think the sewn on flower would be a tripping hazard?  Does it look like the flower is needed?  Does it look better with the simple yellow center?  Could you guys help me?  Pretty please?!

And I hope you have a great weekend my friends!!

Thursday, April 25, 2013

Red Pineapples

Red Large Pineapple Doily

Here's another doily I've finished recently...  I just love this red (thanks again Sarah!)!

Tuesday, April 23, 2013

Friday, April 19, 2013

Monday, April 15, 2013

Almost Done...


I'm loving how this rug is turning out!!  I'm getting closer to the end of my nylon supply, so I doubt I'm going to get too much farther...

I hope your week is off to a great start!

Saturday, April 13, 2013



Just popping in quick to show you a tiny bit of the progress...  Have a great weekend!!

Thursday, April 11, 2013



So as many of you guessed, I decided to try a rug from the nylon once I got it all untangled (which was no easy task)!  The (free) vintage pattern I'm attempting is called Star Rug.  I couldn't tell what size yarn the pattern called for, but after a few rows I could tell that my "yarn" is clearly WAY bigger!  I mean, just look at those balls! (Tee hee.)

Wednesday, April 10, 2013

Handmade Gifts From a Friend!

Homemade birthday gifts from Sarah

This past weekend I got to see my friend Sarah who I hadn't seen since New Year's, and was surprised with these amazing birthday gifts!  She had told me she had something for me when I talked to her on the phone on my birthday (in February), but I had completely forgotten about it!  What a fun surprise!  She crocheted that adorable owl (I believe from Amigurumi World: Seriously Cute Crochet by Ana Paula Rimoli), and made a pincushion and crochet hook case from super cute owl fabric...

Tuesday, April 9, 2013



For when I'm silly enough not to have my camera with me, I'm so glad I usually at least have my phone!!

Saturday, April 6, 2013

What am I Making?


My mom ran across some bags of stripped nylon the other day that had belonged to my great aunt.  I'm in the process of trying to untangle these massive messes!  If I ever get them rolled into balls, I have a plan for them...  Anyone want to take a guess at what I might make?!

Thursday, April 4, 2013

First Try at Tunisian Crochet

Tunisian Crochet

Have you tried Tunisian crochet before?  I hadn't until just recently!  I knew that Tunisian crochet used a longer crochet hook, and had something to do with keeping stitches on the hook almost like knitting... therefore, it seemed really scary.  But I'm here today to tell you that it isn't scary at all.

Tuesday, April 2, 2013


Easter Flowers

"Earth laughs in flowers." -Ralph Waldo Emerson

Alright people, laughter's contagious, so get your funny on and let's give Spring a kick in the pants!