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

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

Friday, January 26, 2007

Time Out

Time Out is one of my original designs that is based on a photo that my hubby took a few years back {he's a photographer ~ which I know I've said before}

I'm currently working on another piece {also based on one of his photos that I've named Hannah and Bunny}

And on a side note to the person who had a problem with one of my posts...the entire post (including comments) has been deleted. Not because you asked me to delete part of it, but because the entire post (including the comments) was irrelevant. Water under the bridge and all that.

Thursday, January 18, 2007

My Version of the Short 'N Sweet Sweater

Not the greatest of photos, is it? Just got a new camera and shall get that thing loaded on my computer so I don't have to resort to using my cell phone. =)
I took the Short 'n Sweet pattern from the S 'n B book and lengthened both the arm and the body of it. I am quite pleased with the way the sweater turned out, with the exception of one thing.....the yarn I chose.
I used Red Heart Plush and let me tell you....what a mistake! Trust me, this yarn will not do well for items that you ever want to wash. The label claims it's machine washable and dryable. I washed it in cold water on the delicate cycle of my machine and dried it on the low cycle of the dryer just ONCE and it's pilling and looking not so great. I imagine that if I had washed it on a regular cycle it would have simply fallen apart. I love the way the sweater turned out, just hate the fact that I chose an inferior yarn to make it with.
I am planning to make it again, using a better yarn and I'm going to make it in red. I'll skip the FP and BP stitches and just work into the stitch, I've seen it done by others and it turns out really pretty.

Thursday, January 11, 2007


I just came across this photo that was taken of me and Dad on the day I came home from the hospital. Dad is a professional photographer and there aren't very many photos with him in front of the camera ~ he's usually the one taking the photo.
I guess the fact that the photo is in black and white says something about how old I am. {sigh}

No, they're not New Year resolutions

Happy New Year (albeit belated)!! I don't particularly believe in making New Year's resolutions~if we truly want to do something, we just do it, right? Seriously, why wait for that one day to make a BUNCH of resolutions that we most likely won't keep? I'm sure that most people make resolutions with the very best of intentions ~ but, as they say, the road to hell is paved with good intentions.

Okay, enough of that.....I just wanted to make it perfectly clear that this isn't about New Year resolutions. There are a few goals that I have set for the year, very realistic ones, at that.
  • Use up the yarn stash ~ I have WAY more than I could possibly need!
  • I've raise my charity goal by 50 items for 2007 ~ I'd actually like to beat that number.
  • Devote more time to finishing up those WIPs!! {I'll have to sit down and make a list ~ though I'm sure I won't like what I see ~ it's probably much higher than I imagine lol}

I got a new job just before Christmas and with the hours I'm working I have less time to work on much of anything, but when I do, these goals will affect what I chose to work on. Said job is also the reason I've been online less these days. I also have the needlework assignments to factor in....since that's a paying job it will take precedence over those 'for me' projects.

Seems like I've got my work cut out for me.....