Thursday, July 22, 2010

Crossing the Bridge: Goodbye, Sweetie Pie

Sometimes we say goodbye to our pets before we're ready. But are we ever ready, really? Sometimes we have time to prepare ... sometimes it's an on-the-spot decision to ease, minimize, eliminate their suffering. Either way, it sucks. Big donkey balls, pardon my saying.

Early morning, July 21 I had to make that on-the-spot decision. And yep, it sucked.

So I said goodbye to my big ol' love muffin of a cat. Never met a stranger, never met anyone he didn't love immediately. These are some of my favorite pictures, usually snapped with a camera phone before he stop doing whatever he was doing. Sorry I could never get a good picture of him sleeping on my head ...

Saturday, July 17, 2010

Belated BLOG Blather

Well, I finally managed to take decent photos of Mom's shawl ... natural daylight really makes a difference! This was a Doris Chan pattern. Again, LOVE, LOVE, LOVE!!! Doris Chan stuff!

This was done in a wool/alpaca blend - pale, sagey green. One of Mom's favorite colors. No blocking required in the end. The weight of the yarn opened up the pattern nicely after one wearing. Gotta love that!

Friday, July 2, 2010

Crafter's ADD

I've been neglecting you again, dear BLOG.

I've had a lot going on at work and elsewhere. I'm still crocheting, dreaming, scheming ... hence the Crafter's ADD. I must have, what, 4 crochet projects going right now, mental planning for a possible jewelry show, ideas for some art, things I want to make to make my home feel more "home" ... GAAAHHH!!!!!! See?! Crafter's ADD.

BUT I can share some inspirations ...

I TOTALLY want to make this "chandelier" I found on ReadyMade

Plans Here

I'm also in need of a new bed frame. Unfortunately for me, I have expensive taste and shallow pockets. I have Todd Oldham's book "Handmade Modern: Mid-Century Inspired Projects for Your Home" - which I love. I like this platform bed, but would probably make it without this particular headboard. Maybe something upholstered. You can view the plans over at Martha Stewart's website.

Plans Here

Guess I'll be busy for a while. Lots to make ...