Sunday, May 31, 2015

Sunday Smiles

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You know what makes me smile? Those days where everything is just perfect. The lake is calm, the sun is out, and the most noise you hear is the lovely chirping of birds. That was Friday. My sister and I took a lovely paddle, floated around with the loons, and spent some time on an island soaking in the sun and doing a little yoga! Does it get much more perfect?

Well, I suppose it wasn't exactly "perfect" as our excursion resulted in some pretty funny looking sunburns. But I'd be lying if I said those sunburns didn't make me smile and laugh even though it was at my sister's expense... Now, now, I was laughing WITH her! (Alright, maybe AT her just a little bit. [Just kidding. But seriously.])

What's been making you smile?

Tuesday, May 26, 2015

Sunday, May 24, 2015

Sunday Smiles

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Happy Sunday everyone! I hope you've all had a week of smiles! What's been making me smile? Let's see... the sun, time with family, gifts from friends, yummy barbecue, the Dead Authors Podcast (which makes me laugh too), my growing tomato, cucumber and pepper plants, new teas, and some lovely emails from my readers! A pretty nice list of random smile-worthy things I think!

What's been making you smile?

Tuesday, May 19, 2015

Photo-Tuesday

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Happy Tuesday! Today I have a couple of shots from a hike I did with some friends on Friday...

Sunday, May 17, 2015

Sunday Smiles

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Happy Sunday! You know what made me smile today? GREEN!!!!! I went for a paddle and a hike and saw lots of it! Want to see more?

Tuesday, May 12, 2015

Photo-Tuesday

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Happy Tuesday everyone! These were taken after some rain on Sunday. I'm going to guess that next week's post will have a green theme!

Sunday, May 10, 2015

Happy Mother's Day!

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"All that I am or ever hope to be, I owe to my angel Mother." 
-Abraham Lincoln

Happy Mother's Day!!!

Thursday, May 7, 2015

Experimenting with Motif No. 5

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Great crafty minds think alike right? I was getting ready to post a picture of this experimentation with my Abstract Flower Motif No. 5, when Wee little Owl mentioned in the comments that she wanted to make it into a throw! (Kind of like when I realized I was making my Geometric Baby Blanket at the same time as Ale was making her Hexagons Shabby Chic Blanket!)

Anyways, this motif is probably my favorite out of them all, so I thought I'd try to make a blanket out of it, using up a tote of scrap acrylic yarn (in fantastic colors!) that my Gram gave me. I'm using a size J (6mm) hook, and connecting the motifs by 3 picots on each side. I came up with a little connecting motif to put in between the circles. Here's my question: Does is look like this motif is translating into a blanket? I keep going back and forth with "yeah, it's working!" and "eh, maybe the shapes are getting too distorted." And then I realize I've been looking at it too long! So then I pick it up and feel it, and think "yeah, it's working!" and then think "eh, it feels funny." And then I realize I've been holding it too long. SOOOOO.... I need to step away and ask, do you think I should keep going with it? Thanks for your input!!

New Vintage Potholders

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Does anyone else's heart skip a beat when they see a photo of a wall of vintage potholders (like this one)? Inspired by such photos, I made a little collection of potholders from vintage patterns for a gift. I loved making them, and I love how they came out! Want to see more (and get the links to the patterns)?

Tuesday, May 5, 2015

Photo-Tuesday

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Happy Tuesday! I have a couple of shots from some kayaking trips last week to share...

Sunday, May 3, 2015

Sunday Smiles

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Happy Sunday my friends! Have you been smiling this week? I have because I've been able to get out in the kayak and enjoy the sun! This picture is from Saturday when I went out for a paddle with my dad. It was just beautiful out!

What's been making you smile??

Friday, May 1, 2015

Modern Geometric Baby Blanket

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Hey friends, hope all is well with you! Today I'm sharing this baby blanket I recently finished, and I'm so excited about how it turned out! (I'm so excited that I had to make sure I didn't get too picture crazy!)