Wednesday, January 29, 2014

A Little Steampunk Fix

Hi everyone!  

No soft and fluffy yarn and crochet in today's post.  

Instead, I thought I'd give you a little bit of rust or you might say, 

Steampunk heaven in Seattle. 

Welcome to Gasworks Park

When we moved to Seattle,  the first time I noticed this park was from a boat on 

Lake Union.  

We were out with friends touring the area in a boat where the floating homes are, 

and I saw this beautiful hilly, grassy area with some kind of strange, rusty

looking industrial stuff. 

In the summer, people are out flying kites, having picnics or just hanging 

out on the grass here.  It's such a beautiful view of the city. 

I happend to drive over on a cloudy day, so the views of the city were 

not so great.  Still, in January I met a few people out with their 

dogs throwing frisbees!  

The grass is lovely, even in winter, and there are paths all the way 

to the top of the hill. 

This is what I found when I got to the top. 

A beautiful Sundial! 

I had a great time just walking around, 

so many interesting things to see. 

So, I'll leave the rest up to you if you want to know a little more 

about this historical place.  Just click on the link I put in the 

beginning of my post. 

If anything…just go to the link and scroll down to see a really 

cool panorama view of this place in the summer…it's a cool shot! 

 I hope you enjoyed my little 

Steampunk fun today. 

I'm now off to work on a new 

baby afghan I'm crocheting for a friend. 



Wednesday, January 15, 2014

It's a Crochet Thing….

Hi friends!  

Well, I said I'd be back with some crochet stuff I've been working on, 

I just didn't think it would take me so long. 

So, I found this cute coaster pattern on line that uses "jute" 

and yarn.

They were easy to make, and the yarn adds so much to them, 

don't you think?  

Look at the back, I think even the back looks interesting! 

Click HERE for the link if you want to make these. 

I've been working on this afghan for a while now. 

I love it because the squares have been pretty 

easy to make even while watching TV. 

The colors remind me of the blue hydrangeas I love so much! 

Finally, I've been going nuts about adding crocheted edgings on things. 

I made a couple of tea towels for gifts, and I'm still 

working on more of these. 

Don't you just love ticking fabric? 

Well, there ya have it!  

Guess I'm still crazy about crochet this year!  

What are you up to? 


Monday, January 6, 2014

Letting the Cat out of the Bag

It's no secret here, that

nothing starts the New Year off better than a new 

paper bag to play with! 

What is it with cats and bags? 

I had this bag left over from Christmas

I was going to use it to take a few things to Goodwill.

Lucy had other ideas for it.

All that wrestling with a paper bag can get you tired out, 

so then you need to nap in the sunshine. 

Ah…the Good Life! 

I'm playing along with a 365 photo a day on Instagram.

Each week they give you prompts for your photos.

Lucy helped me with  the prompt "Cliche"

I used the first photo for:

Whatever you do, don't let the cat out of the bag!

You can find me HERE if you want to see more.

Have a great week!

I have some crochet goodies to show you next time. :-)