Monthly Archives: August 2015

Honorable Mention – Honorable Comments

awardSo – the fair has ended and my submission has landed safely at home, and is next to the Christmas box – ready to be boxed up and wrapped, delivered as a big warm hug to someone very special.

This image here is the ribbon and note (which I love that they write feedback down so you have an idea of what went write and perhaps what went wrong). As you can see, the ribbon is attached to the wrong side of the work… so I am a little more confident in the assumption it was judged for the wrong side – oh well, too late and not the end of the world. *shrugs* Read the rest of this entry »


Posted by on August 28, 2015 in My Projects


My First Experience with Felting (or aka: I completely and totally ruined it)

card 1The joys of messing up – and of course, that’s sarcasm, because at least as a blogger, I do get one good blog out of it.

So, I made a cardigan. This picture here is a photo I took and I was going to talk about how much time I was taking to pick out the perfect button. I ruffled and rummaged through my button tin, and, if it matters – ended up choosing the brown and tan button that is actually laying in its almost (was going to be) final resting place. Read the rest of this entry »

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Posted by on August 24, 2015 in Rambles and Reflections


Button Sold


I had mentioned in a previous post about the Man hauling pieces of a fallen branch from our yard to his wood working hole – emerging with some gorgeous buttons. I had told him that if he wanted to sell any, to give them to me – I’d blog about them and put them on Etsy if he wanted (note: my Etsy store is currently empty… another big ole DOH for me).

Fast Forward >>> still no buttons in hand so no buttons being sold. Read the rest of this entry »

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Posted by on August 19, 2015 in Rambles and Reflections


Knitting From My Stash

I would never say that I put myself on an official yarn diet, because it would go the way of any actual food diet. For me, 75% of the word diet is die – so… it wouldn’t last that long. When it comes/came to food, I make “lifestyle changes” …. but that’s a different story.

basket viewAs for my yarn, I made a decision a year or so ago to try and knit from stash whenever possible. That’s a type of lifestyle change because I have been known to 1) buy yarn just because its on clearance and 2) buy yarn simply because I thought it was (insert awesome adjective type words here).

I have so many hanks and skeins of yarn that exist in my house simply because they existed somewhere else and I wanted it. And I wanted it with absolutely no project in mind. Read the rest of this entry »

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Posted by on August 18, 2015 in Rambles and Reflections


Well well well.. I spoke too soon

blanket ribbonSo – we all know that because of these LOVELY (and completely functional and appreciated) stents in my kidneys, I am unable to attend the State Fair. Last week I checked the fair site for the competition results. As it turns out, on their page, I did not place.

Today – the Man hauled the kids out to the fair (and they are still there, to the best of my knowledge). This is a collage sent to me from the Man… the bottom (the green) is mine.

And wha… wha wha wha is there? A ribbon?

Yup – seems I picked up an honorable mention.

That’s pretty exciting!

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Posted by on August 17, 2015 in Rambles and Reflections


Whelp.. I didn’t win.

2015 06 11 blanket 1Even though the fair doesn’t start until Thursday, the results were posted to the site. I did not place this year.

Sure, I’m a little bummed but I’m definitely not upset. What it does is makes me excited to see what did place – what else was sent in. While I can step back and from an unbiased place say that my crochet is pretty darn good (35 years experience will do that to you), but that does not mean someone else out there cannot do the same thing I do better nor does it mean that the complexity of my project just wasn’t there. Read the rest of this entry »

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Posted by on August 12, 2015 in Rambles and Reflections


State Fair Ready

2015 06 11 blanket 1On Sunday August 9th I dropped off my State Fair 2015 entry. Queen sized afghan – multiple squares stitched together into a queen size blankie.

I’m pretty excited for it. I really like how it turned out and its a good size. Hopefully the results will be in by end of day tomorrow (which means it probably won’t be until Wednesday, but a girl can dream, right?) Read the rest of this entry »


Posted by on August 10, 2015 in My Projects