Sunday, March 25, 2012

In the working world!!!

I GOT A JOB!! That's all I can say! I am so excited I get to stay in graphics and the people I will be working with are lovely. I'll be in a small office, casual atmosphere and I get to remain creative and do other types of admin work. It's right up my alley.

So I am posting this picture. I don't look like this but this is how I feel!

Thursday, March 15, 2012

New, old books!

My mother-in-law gave me a present today. She loves to shop in thrift stores. She likes finding bargains and finds, if you will. She stumbled across these two books and had to get them for me. She could have handed me diamonds it would have been the same thing. I scurried into my studio and began flipping through the pages! So now I have about 10 new projects to add to my list of about 25 that are already awaiting my hook. Don't care, gotta add these to the list too!

Here are some of my faves from the pages inside....

I love this plaid pattern!

This is quite interesting, it's called Teatime.

Get started!

Saturday, March 10, 2012

I'm in a cyan mood today!

I'm trying to work on my wave pattern afghan today. When I went to pick up the project this cyan colored yarn jumped out at me. I believe the Red Heart color is Turquoa or something similar. And I was inspired for the day!

The Turquoa of my wave pattern afghan.
So let the following images inspire you to get into a cyan mood today.....

A cyan swatch of color!

This is one of my favorite colors of nail polish especially when I'm wearing my bathing suit and am in the pool! It matches!



Hang 10!

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Monday, March 5, 2012


I cleaned out my workspace last weekend. It was a daunting task and one that I've been putting off. I finally decided to tackle the project. So here are some before pictures with their afters. It's a lot less cluttered and more productive. Let's see how long I can keep it this way!

This is my desk before I completely cleared it and rearranged things.
Now things are more organized and I feel lighter and more productive!!!
Here's the bookshelf side of my workspace. Can we say clutter!!!
Here it is a little more organized!
It's actually quite fun to take a space that you've been thinking of rearranging for awhile and gut it and start over.  I think it brings more energy to the space. I feel relieved after this project. What does your studio or workspace look like?

As I was cleaning up I found this...

I had all of these crocheting needles on my desk at one point! JACKPOT!! Now I have them all in one place and so excited to use each and every one of them. Aren't they lovely!
These are my favorite tools!...

I love the larger hooks and I love my yarn needles! They help to finish up my hats!
And this is my most favorite thing in my workspace. My trusty patron of crochet Baron! He is always by my side when I work. Occasionally he will even try to crawl into my lap from the couch as I am sitting in my desk chair. He has to be close to his mommy! He has finally approval of every piece I make! HA!
What does your hook collection look like?

Saturday, March 3, 2012

Patterns and patterns and patterns!

I love the colors of the project I am working on right now.  I'm making the wave pattern afghan from The Crochet Crowd with Mikey.

These colors remind me of the ocean!
This is how far I've gotten so far...

This is only about a third of the total size so I have a ways to go yet!
After I finish this I'd like to start this next project...

This is called Flip Flop Mania by Donna Harelik. I bought the pattern from Annie's Attic. My sister collects flip flop items because of her love of Sanibel Island.
Then after I finish that I want to try this....

This pattern is called Talca Lace Tunic and it comes from Caron. If I can accomplish this pattern I can accomplish anything!!
So I better get busy so that I can move on to the next project...the crocodile stitch!!!