|What a nice day it was here in New England! It was only about 38 degrees, but the sun was shining and it wasn't windy - it was GORGEOUS - a little hint of things to come! Possibly a March "tease"! Spring maybe?! I can't wait.|
The balmy weather and the sunshine along with the kick-off of Project Spectrum had me taking stock of my many crafting endeavors. I have, along the way, dabbled in sewing, (making clothes, repairing clothes, making bags, pillows, etc.), embroidery, needlepoint, latch-hooking, beading - all kinds, ceramics, macrame, cross stitching, crocheting, knitting and anything else that caught my fancy! lol So in taking stock, and getting into the Project Spectrum mood, I decided to load some of my crafting pictures into a flickr badge (over in the left side bar), I apologize for the quality of some of the pictures, I will need to retake a few with my newer camera at some point, and I have a lot more to load -- all in good time! all in good time ;) Another reason to thank Lolly - I most likely would not have put any of my "other" craft pictures up here on my "knitting" blog, but I am who I am - and I am all of it! :) Thanks Lolly!
I thought I'd share a couple that have the pink/red theme, and that also reminded me of Spring :) (the pictures are all clickable thumbnails)
This was a "family bouquet" from a few years ago that I made and put into one of my favorite summer mugs! The kids LOVED it.
Just a little reminder for myself :)
and a little gift to myself - a maroon "go-knit" pouch - just perfect for carrying a sock project around in (or something else if you aren't into socks ;))
Now, on to something that the few people that come and visit this crazy knitting mom will understand....... I FINALLY have a vehicle! Yes I do! It has been a loooooong time, but it was well worth the wait. I feel as though this was meant to be mine.... it is a mid-sized SUV, it has a third row seat, it is dark blue with tan interior (my favorites- and the same colors as my poor departed mini-van), it is 4 wheel drive (good for trips up to Vermont to get my son), it's a 2004 and has less than 15,000 miles on it and the price was fantastic! I am SO HAPPY! I will be heading up to Vermont to pick up my son at the end of the week - the poor kid thinks I'm still driving his car back and forth to work which would leave him without a vehicle while home on break, he will be shocked to see this (I'm surprising him... shhhhhhhhhhh ;))
The old mini-van is being donated to the American Cancer Society - Cars for a Cure. Please keep them in mind if you or any of your friends and family are in need of disposing of a vehicle. The only requirement they have is that the vehicle have 4 inflated tires. 75 percent of whatever they get from the car goes directly to the Cancer Society and I believe there is a deduction that can be taken on your taxes.
These are a couple of pals that keep me company in the new vehicle .... The panda that sits on the dash (looks kind of Project Spectrum-ish - don't you think?) was given to me by Patti and along with the heart-shaped paws and nose - his front paw says I Love You. The little guy on the console reminds me of my Beau!
Did any of you see the new knitting show on "O"? I posted about it and then wasn't around to watch and forgot to tape it? How was it?
I hope you all had a nice weekend! Happy Crafting :)