A Creative Spirit (What do you do with yours?)

"She selects wool and flax and works with eager hands." Proverbs 31:13

Thursday, September 28, 2006

Fall Purse swap at Crochetville

I received my purse from my partner Denny over at Crochetville. She said she wasn't happy with the handles but I just love it!! {sorry for the picture quality, I used the camera on my cell phone} =)

Denny sent a lovely purse with D-shaped handles and leaf buttons. I'm going to have to find out what pattern she used, it's wonderfully textured and there is no need for a liner. She also sent a cute Halloween bear, two traveler's tins of tea bags (the bear is holding them) and this amazing Butter Pecan scented candle that looks like a huge muffin. There was also a pattern book and a ball of cotton yarn. Thank you Denny, I love it all!!

I used the purse last night when hubby and I went out and received many compliments!!! =)

P.S. It's chilly enought today that I'm finally able to wear my Shrug-a-licous cardi!! It is soooo soft!!

Wednesday, September 20, 2006

Bittersweet Victory

In February I started knitting a basic cardigan for myself. Nothing fancy, but one of those projects that I could knit on while watching a movie.....one of those projects where you don't have to think too much. I had some beautiful superwash wool in a steel gray and it's looking really good. I finished the body of the sweater on Monday evening and last night I started sleeve #1.

That all sounds good, no? It IS good. Here's the thing...in April I decided that I did not like how sedentary I had become. I have been a runner for most of my life....I LOVED running, but after a very serious injury to my right leg several years ago I am no longer able to run. Not running = weight gain. Ick!

So I can't run, believe me, I've tried......but I've discovered that other forms of exercise are actually almost as fun for me as running was. And what does all of that have to do with my lovely steel gray sweater? I've lost a lot of the weight and have already gone down one size in clothing. So long story short? The sweater is huge on me now! I mean HUGE!! And not in a flattering way, either. Bittersweet victory, worked hard on the sweater that is now too big on the smaller body size that I've worked so hard on. So now the dilemma....rip it out and start over again at square 1 or finish it and gift it out? Hmmmmm? Decisions, decisions.

Thursday, September 07, 2006

Tea Swap at C'ville

The mailman brought this lovely package to my door today. =) My partner over at Crochetville sure knows how to spoil a girl! Thanks Denise (Denny)!! Denise made me not one, but two lovely tea cozies. That cute little ladybug you see on the lower left? That's a chocolate! Denise somehow found out that I love ladybugs (gee, I wonder how that was? wink, wink)

The little crochet teapot in the front is a set of really cool coasters that she bought. But I think the MOST interesting thing is the Wild Huckleberry coffee ~ can't wait to give that a try. It smells wonderful!!! And of course there are tea bags and some chocolates. Thanks again Denise!! And to make it better ~ the mailman didn't bring any bills today! How cool is that??