Friday, February 1, 2013
Joyful January 2013...
I participated in the easiest postcard swap ever. Visit Clarescraftroom to read about it. I sent a postcard from my town to my designated swap partner. I received this beautiful postcard from Noosaville Australia. This swap helped me learn a little about the world I live in. Thank you Clare.
I made this very easy potholder from a wonderful tutorial shared by the very talented Tanya of Bead and Needle. It would also make a great trivet. I already have some ideas for future projects. Thank you so much Tanya. You really are fabulous.
This polka dot really makes me think of Minnie Mouse and I love her. This is the finished backside of my quick and simple potholder/trivet.
I finished my beautiful Japanese inspired Hari-Kuyo Needlebook. This was an e-course I participated in with Susan of PlayswithNeedles. I admire everything Susan stitches and really wanted to make this just for myself. I can see lots of improvements I can make in my hand stitiching. Overall I am so pleased to have finished it.
This little needlebook is a treasure. Even Mr. C is impressed with it and that is rare! Thank you Susan for an excellent e-course that was informative and easy to follow. I don't have any broken needles for the February 8th Festival however I do have a few very bent and dull needles that need retiring. Now to find and acquire some new needles for my pages.
Here is some yarn I recently purchased at my local yarn store. It is from Italy and I absolutely fell in love with it. The color is heavenly. I chose to use my wooden crochet hook this time. I am letting my knitting needles rest after completing the pink scarf project.
Look at this yarn as I crochet and place each row upon the last. I am in love and swooning!
Here is the completed scarf. It is light and airy and I consider it more of a Spring scarf as opposed to heavy warmth for Winter. Alas...it matters not how much I love it because it is for someone special.
Joyful January really fits because I got some projects completed. It always feels good to complete some things before beginning new projects. I continue to work on my sorting and organizing. It is a really slow process for me and I am in no hurry. I actually enjoy the journey!
Our weather continues to be mild for Winter. Cold but Sunny. I have been able to work out in the yard a few hours each day and pick up leaves, pine needles and acorns. Mr. C helped me and we got the pond bogs cleaned up so the air and sunshine can feed the new growth on the special water plants. Just in time as the weather report for next week is predicting low snow.
February is here with lots of reds, pinks and hearts. Hearts make me happy. May each of you be enjoying all that makes you happy.
Creative Hearts are Happy Hearts...