Friday, September 18, 2015

Hodge-Podge of photos

VooDoo in the making

calming creativity

slow growing

favorite things

shawl start

coming along

loving the growth


kind of rockstarish voodoo

roadtrip working

Sharkbait yarn at the beach!

sassy girl at the beach

found the Tardis in Sebastopol

My new 26 year old

sign at the beer brewing store

gotta love Northern California

beer brewing

Baby Shower kids contest

Baby Shower adults contest


She's still a big kid

loving the view

less then 30 minutes....ugh

start of a strawberry

strawberry hat complete

top of a strawberry

working up monster pants

enjoying a burger!

monster pants progress

super secret project yarn

here we go!!

what did I get myself into??

Santa square c2c

Santa square c2c

the progress is slow

Monster pants done

Wednesday, July 15, 2015


It's been awhile now and I really don't have much to talk about.  Having finished the corner 2 corner I am struggling to pick up my hook.  Don't know what's wrong with me, but I'm trying.  Got a few things kind of going, but I can't seem to find the proper motivation to do anything about them.  It's pretty much like that in all areas of my life right now too, so something's off.  Can't quite put my finger on it though.  Maybe it's menopausal related, I really don't know.  I have gained weight that is making me unhappy, but I again lack the motivation to do anything about it and the problems that are coming with the extra weight is causing me issues.  So I'm really in a catch-22 right now.  My body hurts so I need to do something about it but I don't have the energy to do anything about it because my body hurts, which I'm sure is caused by the extra weight!  All of this is causing my mental health to decline a bit.  Ugh!  

Anyway on with things.  C2C blanket...done BUT I did manage to run out of yarn.  So annoying considering I had already ripped out so much of it to correct this issue already, but since I really didn't want to do another rip of it, I decided to go with what I had.  I'm sure the baby won't mind in the least.  While I love the colors of this blanket, I'm really not 100% pleased with the overall finished product.  Now it is my first C2C and I really had no plan for this, but I really, really need the stripes to be a bit more organized.  Next time I will plan much better with the stripes.

finished minus the weaving
Now seconds after I snapped the above picture, Kid jumped up on my bed and proceeded to plop down and sleep! Weirdo dog!

Kid thinks it's his
Got it out from under the dog, wove all ends, folded and wrapped it up. That's 2 done for my new Grandson, done a whole 2 months before he's due even!  

wrapped & ready
And that's it, my hook is floundering about!

Did manage to get a not great growth shot.  It's Summer. In Southern California. This is my current hair style to survive!   8 months of growth for the grey, I am still pleased.  Trying to decide if I want to keep my bangs or grow them out.  I'm not a fan of my bare forehead and my eyebrows are nearly all grey too so it's an odd look.  Man, I'm an old woman! 

8 months strong
Speaking of old, I added another year to my age this month,  53...that means a 53 year old body, that gains weight like crazy, has aches and pains and really bad knees!  I guess you can see why my mental health is down!
My Boss bought me a massive chocolate cake, seriously this picture does not show how massive this cake actually was! 

office birthday cake
I also got a surprise on Thursday evening.  (the day before my birthday)  My oldest child walked in my front door!  Christopher, Alysha and Brooke drove down to spend my birthday with me. Yay!  We ventured out in the blazing hotness to get things I needed the Fourth of July BBQ and decided Brooke needed a haircut while we were out.  We did a bit of shopping, went to dinner and had a fabulous day.

someone got a haircut
Katlyn got me a tattoo for my birthday.  She set appointments for after dinner and we went and did that.  It makes me super happy!  My Kids are awesome!

my new tattoo

Katlyn's Sunflower
Brooke helped me make cupcakes on Saturday morning for the BBQ at my Sister's new house.   We made a mess but got to taste a lot of cupcakes!
cupcakes for the 4th
Ok, they look better online.  They tasted good though!

burgers or cupcakes?
As I said already, I haven't been doing much crocheting.  Actually no crocheting at all until I started this.  It's supposed to be a mandala in memory of Wink over at a creative being who sadly passed last month, but I am not doing a very good job of it. 

Katlyn appears to be the animal whisperer around the house.  Don't mind the layer of cat fur that is covering the top of the cushion!  Prue has made that her spot and she is the top shedder in the house!  I could make a blanket (or at least another cat!) from the cat hair I clean off of the couch near daily!

weekend life with animals
I figured since I wasn't crocheting at least I could organize some yarn mess I had in my room.  I found these parts in one of the bags I was going through and put them aside.  Always a need for parts!  Of course my lack of creative juices is hindering the idea process, but we'll see.

found parts
So after some pondering on Sunday evening I thought of something, at least for the head.  A voodoo doll.  Fingers crossed that it turns out, but I mean it is a voodoo doll and I don't think there's an exact science to them.
something new
I ordered some new yarn from Lady Purl. I can't help myself when said yarn is called Shark Bait.  I swear I resisted for a whole week but then she went and put a 20% discount up in her Etsy store and BAM...I'm like, it's a sign!  I'm going to make a light shawly/scarf thing with it!

new yarn
Now this last picture is from last night.  I'm sitting on the chair working on the parts, doing some sewing together and things like that and Kid decides he needs to sit next to me, doesn't matter that I have yarn, scissors and parts next to me, he wants to be there.  

he's a chair hog!
So that's it, hopefully I will pull out of this funk I've got going and get on with things again.