Thursday, February 20, 2014

Around the House

Hello friends! 

Just checking in…how are you? 

Lots of just being cozy around the house. 

I love that kind of day, don't you? 

We had a day of snow a couple of weeks ago. 

(yes, I said "a day." it's all rain again now) 

I know…most of you are sick of snow and want winter to be over.

I get that…I'm looking forward to spring too, but I just had to 

share a quick "feel" of our snow day here since we rarely get the white stuff. 

Lucy spends a lot of her time on the window seat in my studio. 

She has a view of the birds and squirrels and a cozy bed when she 

gets too tired from all the action. 


I think this squirrel wants me to quit taking photos and get out there and 

give him some peanuts.

I love this photo below, power lines and all. 

It really gives a feel of that snowy day looking out over Lake Washington 

from our bedroom.

 Ok, enough of the snow. 

I've been wanting some new barstools…something with a back.

Until I find what I want, I decided to crochet a cover for the stools I have. 

It's a fun way to dress up those plain and boring stools. 

I found the free pattern HERE


Speaking of spring, we saw a chickadee checking out the house 

we have hanging on our deck already!  

You can see here below, that Lucy saw her too. 


Don't scare her away Lucy, hopefully we'll be seeing baby chickadees 

again this spring! 

Waiting…a little longer…for spring! 


Friday, February 7, 2014

Getting Back to Normal


These past few weeks have been a little crazy here in Seattle. 

I think I'm finally coming down from my football high. 

(yes, I love football AND crochet. :-) 


I've been wanting to pick up my paintbrush again and work with watercolors. 

I found a really great book that teaches you how to mix the paint. 

I'm the kind of artist that thinks I need to stay within the lines and I hate that 

about myself, so I'm working on it.  

I've used watercolor before, but I paint so exact that the finished piece doesn't 

even look like watercolor.

This book teaches you how to let one color run into the other. 

I'm really enjoying the process. 

My friend, Linda introduced me to this book, and I 

finally finished it today.  Loved it! 

I'm thinking of Snow Falling on Cedars next, have you read it? 

So, in my crochet world, I made a couple more tea towels, and 

tried a different crocheted edging this time.   

I also finished another doily. 

I made this one for my sister.  She likes hearts and red, so I hope she likes it! 

I haven't mailed it to her yet, and she occasionally reads my blog, so 

if you're reading this Cis, you'll have a surprise in the mail soon! xo

Finally, remember the afghan in blues that I'm crocheting?  Well, I'm putting all the 

squares together, but I've also started this baby girl afghan for a friend. 

80 little flower motifs, 8 rows of 10, so only 70 more to go plus the edging! 

It's been SO cold here lately! 

I never thought I'd hear myself say I'd be glad when it warmed up 

to the 50's again.  Those teens and 20's are just too cold for me. 

You guys in the midwest and east must be tougher than I am! 

Have a great weekend! 

I'm going to just stay warm and crochet!