Wednesday, February 28, 2007
Monday, February 19, 2007
Sunday, February 18, 2007
Below is a super simple hat I made to satisfy my quick-knit need on Wednesday or Thursday. I don't think it will get much use, as the photo does it more justice than is warranted, but it turned out ok I guess. Not my best work, but oh well. I don't know what's next.
I want to say thank you to Carmi and Jessica and to others who have commented in the past. I enjoy sharing my daily joys, and in this busy culture a nice word or two never goes unnoticed. You have both inspired me to leave random notes of warmth and appreciation wherever I can. In my eyes that is priceless.
Sunday, February 11, 2007
Below is her birthday present from me... The fabric shown here was (and still is) intended for a dress to match, but I haven't even started that yet. Here's the finished baby shrug:
In addition to the birthday party, my cousin's baby shower, and a day out with family today, my weekend included a night out with Brian on Friday. My sister had bought us tickets to see Bowfire at The Colonial Theatre, and it was excellent. I entered the theatre in an exhausted haze, beat from a long week with little rest and then from the ride to New Hampshire. Seconds into the show, however, I was wide awake.
I am the type of person who tears up before the second verse of each great country song and gets goose bumps whenever a beautiful voice or instrument breaks a silence. I found this show so entertaining that I felt a bit of both at once. Just when I felt I couldn't be more amazed, I was. Who knew there were so many talented violinists with such diverse styles and techniques, and that they could have so much fun playing together... or that three musicians could play a mean fiddle while step dancing in perfect rhythm? Most of all though, it was the pure entertainment value in the whole presentation. The best part was how much fun the artists seemed to have. The music would be terrific on CD, but no one could experience the same excitement or dazzling of the senses from the music alone. I'm pretty sure most of us pondered the possibility of life in the musician's shoes, dancing and fiddling on stage, before we left - if not after. If you ever have the opportunity to attend, I highly recommend you do.
Thursday, February 08, 2007
Above: Some ten minute miracle fudge (a coworker's family recipe that she so generously shared) made with chocolate & butterscotch chips, raisins, and cranberries... Delish!
Below: Yet another newborn ribbon hat... The picture doesn't do justice to the color (I used the same periwinkle yarn that I had used before, for the column of leaves scarf), but at least the hat looks as it should this time. Last year's hats, made from the same pattern, look completely different. I think the only difference is the yarn used, but I could be wrong.
I have been holding off on showing you another FO as it is a gift. I was hoping to have two more to show you after the weekend, but it seems as though it might be just one. While I accomplished quite a bit tonight I didn't even start that which I had my heart set on all week. Oh well.
Wednesday, February 07, 2007
I don't have a picture of the chair. Well, I might somewhere, but we didn't take one before moving it out last night. The futon will be sold but the chair discarded. It's best that way. Just trust me.
Below is what we have now. Of course the layout will change once there are two of us here to move everything around, and the curtains MUST go. Otherwise I think visitors might mistake our living room for a giant mint chocolate bar and try to eat it. After we change everything around and add a few finishing touches I'll probably have another before and after to share. Anyway I'm excited that the new furniture is here, and the espresso color is a nice change. Of course, I can't sit on it yet because I would freeze my bottom. I don't know how long it was in the truck, but with below zero temperatures I suppose it wouldn't take long for the cushions to get cold... Here you are:
Tuesday, February 06, 2007
I'm pretty certain my next post will be titled, "Lookie, Lookie!" ...Check back tomorrow! =)