Happy Friday Things

21 Feb

Hello there.

I’ve been away from this blog for quite some time. Tragic, really. I feel like I’m back to a place in life where I can open myself back up and share with others what I’ve been up to. Don’t expect a lot of lengthy posts just yet, I’ll be easing my way back in.

To start, I’ll make up a list of happy things. They could be anything but the key point is this list reminds me of what make me happy.

1. Four day weeks.
2. Cat snuggles.
3. A pile of granny squares
4. Alex Boye’s cover of Royals.
5. Helping The Nugget with her letters.

Happy Friday!

Playing Hooky

5 May

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Still here!

I’ve been introduced to the S hook which is bigger than a Q hook and crazy awesome. I see a lot of my stash being busted up in my future.

Some Time Away

22 Apr

I haven’t forgotten the blog! My new job is on a different schedule than I’m used to as of late and so I’m still trying to find a good balance between Internet time and time with the Nugget and James. I’m working on some posts and new projects so there will be more. Stay tuned!

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Friday!

12 Apr

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The Nugget and I are glad it’s Friday!

A Happy Birthday!

11 Apr

I’ve survived another year and rolled my level up to 27. The celebrations won’t be today specifically but they’ll be later on this week or weekend. Lots of things going on for the remainder of this week and then…I start my new job! I’m so excited and it really is the best present I could receive! Thanks, Universe!

Liebster Award

11 Apr

I’m honored to have been nominated for a Liebster Award! Thanks, Cro29! I’m still new and this is a fun sort of award to get to know the blogs that have a smaller audience or are just starting out.

The Rules

1. Post eleven facts about myself.
2. Answer the questions the tagger has set and create eleven questions for the people I’ve nominated.
3. Choose eleven people (with fewer than 200 followers) to give this award to and link to them in my post.
4. Go to their page and tell them.
5. Remember, no tag backs.

11 Facts About Myself:

1. I love llamas and gnomes

2. My favorite comic book hero is Thor, followed closely by Wolverine and Hellboy

3. I am terrified of falling from high places.

4. I have about fifty bottles of nail polish

5. I cry every time I watch “Vincent and the Doctor”

6. I ❤ ❤ Dr. Who, a lot.

7. I love rainbows.

8. I dislike zombies. I will leave the room and put on headphones to avoid having to be in their presence.

9. I grew up in the Midwest and Partly in the North West. This makes for a very interesting dialect when I get excited.

10. I prefer to go barefoot unless I’m forced to. Even in cold weather months

11. My favorite show is Grimm currently. I love Monroe!

Questions from Cro29

If your a crafter what is your favourite craft website? Ravelry! I spend most of my internet life there!

Where is your favourite place to be?: At home or somewhere quiet.

where do you see yourself in 5 years time?: Hopefully writing full time and designing patterns.

Summer or winter?: Winter.

Biggest role model? My Grammy, she’s a great lady.

Favourite craft? Crochet

pink or blue? Pink

Favourite drink? Glitter and Gold tea from David’s tea.

Favourite singer/artist? This is tough. Powerman5000  has been one of my favorites for a long time

What has been your best age yet? Oh I don’t know, I think I’m getting better all the time!

Something your proud of? I’ve been crocheting for seventeen years and knitting for ten. I am proud to carry on the tradition!

My Questions for Nominees:

If you could meet your Craft hero, who would it be?

Coffee or tea?

If you were a Super Hero, what would be your power?

What is your best memory about crafting?

Favorite Quote?

What’s the one thing you want to learn to do the most?

Name the movie that made you cry last:

How did you choose the name of  your blog?

Favorite Meal?

If you could only read one book for the rest of your life, what would it be?

Crocs or Birkenstocks?

The Nominees!

SparkeeSpud

Nat’s Crochet

About Crochet

Tremendu

Green Rabbit Designs

Sincerely, Rose

The Grange Range

The Female Munich

Pocket Full of Yarn

(Ok, so I was only able to find 9 people, I’m calling a mulligan since there are a lot of lovely blogs being nominated!)

Sneak Peeks!

10 Apr

This week has just flown by! Last week I started an afghan and hit some magical time-warp and found myself nearing the end of it in no time! The pattern is essentially I giant doily with a lot of chain stitches and broken up by rings of motifs. It’s part of my stash busting efforts and the results so far are pretty awesome.

Here’s a sneak peek of my blanket:

And a throw pillow to go with it! The colors are in the similar palette. I compiled all my blues, greens and purples into one pile and started picking them at random.

And the back.

I think I like the back better, but this isn’t the only pillow I’ll make so I’m not too worried about it. I was inspired by this tapestry:

I found it at a festival last summer and fell in love with the design. Growing up I was in love with mermaids and I guess that still carried through with me to adult hood. I think I’ll do some larger pillows, maybe work on a wall hanging or some art pieces and then we’ll be on our way to redecorating!

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