Sunday, April 6, 2014

Little Black Cloud

This week I have had the pleasure of enduring the tempers of some of those around me.  It has been a little more than I can really deal with driving me to tears a couple times.  Oh, I can just put up a good face and keep pushing forward, but truthfully it is so depressing.  Why do people do this?  Well, we all know how we would answer that question, it has to be something we have done, although truthfully it probably is not.  What is the saying I used to hear when I was little?  "She wears her heart on her sleeve."  I think that would be me!  LOL!!  

I suppose I am feeling a bit sorry for myself.  The phone hasn't rang all weekend.  Some of my texts and emails have gone unnoticed.  That feeling of being invisible comes creeping back.  And it's an awful feeling.  With a little time I am sure all this will go away and I will forget all about it, but at the moment it sucks!!!!  It literally drains every ounce of creativity out of me.  I don't have the slightest desire to pick up a crochet hook or a set of knitting needles.  

My leg is healing along.  It was so swollen from being on it this week, so yesterday I kept it elevated as much as I could, it made a difference today!  I cannot wait till I am able to get myself easily downstairs to the garage and into my car!!  I miss that freedom!!   I am sure being able to just get out and about easier is going to be huge for my mood!   I would love to visit a thrift store or Goodwill!!!

I thought I would sign off with one of my favorite pictures of my little niece wrapped up in the blanket I made her.  I love her cheeks!!  

I hope everyone has a great week!!!  I am going to do my best to doe the same myself!

Monday, March 31, 2014

Crochet Mojo

I have been looking for has been lost for a little while, but I finally found it, my mojo is back!

Looky!  Yes, it is a top hat!  I crocheted it from various variegated yarns.  This was absolutely a labor of love!!!  I had it pictured in my head and it worked up true to what I wanted!!!!

I am so in love with it right now I have it on display in the den where I can gaze at it.  Silly, but I can't help it!

And I love the back!  It looks like an eyeball!  It gives me hooky giddiness!  I really cannot wait  to see it on a live person, and I kinda wanted to wait to take pictures of it in a real human head, but I just cannot stand to wait any longer!!!

This hat will be on its way to a special girlie who I know will love it as much as I do and it will also look fab on her!!!!  I still have to steam and stiffin the hat before I send it off.  

Check it out with a scarf toed around it!

Boo Yah!   So 'steampunk'!  

I have some other little projects O can share, but later...I didn't want to detract away from this hat.  It deserves a post of its own!

So O am hoping my crochet slump is over.  Everyone thought I would be crocheting up a storm since I broke my leg.  "Well, at least you have time to crochet!"  But it hasn't been that way.  Until thisnInhave felt a bit lost.  I know that sounds strange, it even does to me.  Thank goodness I am getting back to normal,  I have another week before I return to work.  I am so ready to spend my days with real people instead of the television ,  although Phoebe has been good company!

I am leaving for now!  I am crocheting some flower pins!  Heck, it's something to do!


Tuesday, March 25, 2014

Momma's Rug!

I wanted to share some pictures of the Shirret rug my mom just completed.  She is the original hooker!

Isn't it gorgeous!  I was seriously coveting it!  My mom is who taught me how to do these rugs.  I love her rugs.  She has her tension down pat, and they lay so nice and flat.  

I had to get my poor leg in the last shot.  I am still home healing up.  My cast is finally off and in a boot, I go back in a couple weeks to see my progress and hopefully to start some physical therapy!  

I have finished up a fun project that I am jonesing to share once I can get some good photographs!  

For those interested in the Shirret rugs you can search the posts of my blog for "Shirret" and you will find all kinds of information and links on how to make these rugs.  If you can do a double crochet and a chain you have the skills to make a rug.  It's great fun!

I will leave you with a sweet picture of Phoebe, my little nurse!  She has stayed right by my side these past four weeks!

Bye for now!

Wednesday, March 5, 2014

Passing the time...

Amazing how time slows down when you are laid up!  I am happy to report that I am healing up nicely.  I have two more weeks before I go back to the ortho, with directions to put no weight on my right leg.

With that being said, I will share a little bit of what I have been doing to pass the time.

I knit a cover for my cast, but as you can see, it didn't quite fit.  So these will be a pair of leg warmers when I finish the other.   Can you see how I banged my poor knees up when I fell?  They look so perty.

Some more squares.  Although I like these squares, I am not feeling it for a blanket.  Right now they are stacked up in my storage tote of yarn.  

Made a little granny square pocket to hold my scissors and what not.  It turned out cute!

Crocheted this cute little basket.  It's the perfect size to hold my rings in, and little stitch markers, which it am constantly losing!

Finished up a pair of socks!  Can't wait until I can wear both of them at the same time!

I have started a pair of knee socks!  I am doing an afterthought heel.  I am really likening this method of doing socks.  You really don't need a pattern.  It took a small lesson on how to go back and put the heel in, which isn't hard at all.  Unfortunately I discovered I dropped a stitch and am having to rip out all the way back to the heel to correct it.  I am okay with that, because I want them to be longer, I misjudged on the length, so now I can correct that too!  Love this yarn, it was gifted to me from a fellow knitter who heard I was laid up.  Knitters are the best-est!

Little Poebe has been right by my side, and I think she is happy to have some company during the daytime.  She is a bit fascinated by my cast, and when I get up she follows me almost as if she is making sure I don't fall and hurt myself.  

Isn't she sweet!  I started picking her up and letting her ride in the wheelchair with me.  She likes it!

I hope everyone is having a good week!  I am hoping for a good day tomorrow.  I am trying to use my crutches more and move about the house more.  Can't wait until I can use both legs again!


Sunday, February 23, 2014

I broke it!

I still can't believe I did this.  I miss my step of the stupid curb and go down like a bag of dirt. Yeah, I freakin broke it.

I have never broke a bone my entire life.  The dr. Told me it is a displace fracture of the fibula.  Technically a broken leg.  Good news is he doesn't think I will need surgery.  The down side, I can not put any weight on it at all.  Needless to say I have spent the past few days confined to either bed or the sofa.  I am stinky and ill!   Brad has stepped up to the plate and has been the most awesome caretaker in the world!  

Since I am stuck with my leg in the air, I decided this would be some prime crochet time.  So I have been playing with some mitered squares.  I believe this is the direction I am going.

Oh....if you would like the pattern, you can find it here!

I decided I would reverse the colors so they are opposite, so when I join them they will have this effect.

There are a lot of ends to be woven in, so now I am crocheting over the ends as I go along.  I think this is going to make an awesome blanket!

Phoebe is not quite sure of what to make of this contraption on my leg.  She stays by my side all day.  

How sweet is that!

Her right eye is bothering her a little bit.  She was even rubbing her face on my cast, so I know it is itchy.  Poor little booger!

I will definitely be back this week with more progress, no complaining about not having time to crochet and blog!

Sunday, February 16, 2014

The art of being lazy!

This about sums up what I have been up to lately.  Very little.  

We had a winter snow push through last week.  They actually closed work for a full day.  I cannot remember the last time that happened!  Very rare in North Carolina!

We did get out and play in the snow for a little while.

Girlie actually enjoyed it although here you can't quite tell it.

And when pee pee time came she wouldn't gouge out into the yarn where the snow was deep, she opted for the front porch.   

Her cuteness is beyond words.  But I am onto her....she has one thing on her mind and that is what is on my plate!!!!!!!

I am still working on a pair of socks.  I was hoping to get them finished up this weekend, but that's not going to happen.  Maybe this week?  We'll see.

Before I go let me share one of my drawings.

I am pleased with it!  It is my nephew and my mom.  I am trying to squeeze more art time in these days.  I need to practice on drawing hair!

Bye for now!

Sunday, February 2, 2014

Color Therapy

I have been doing a little bit of drawing therapy!  Fun stuff!  And I do love it pretty much was a given where I was going with this.  

I haven't picked up a sketch book in years and it has really been on the back of my mind.  Actually I would like to do a painting.  But for now, this has been very satisfying and good for my brain!

I even did a little portrait of Phoebe.  LOL!  I actually use color crayons on this.  It was a lot of fun.  A couple of hours of time to myself and a box of crayons.  Y'all should give it a try!

Here is hoping to a great new week.  Have a physical this week, way past due for it.  So it will feel good to get that behind me.  

I have also started a pair of socks and hope to be sharing those with y'all very soon!  I about have one done.  Roast is in the oven, how is pretty much in order, so I am going to sit back and enjoy a little free time!

Stay inspired everyone!