Wednesday, 24 March 2010

Goin' Campin' + new blog find

Today in my house we are busy preparing food, packing, and (for me) blending snacks and foods for this weekend. We will be heading to the Falls with quite a few families from our church and friends of friends :)
Our family has enjoyed our yearly camping trips in the past, and I am really looking forward to camping and being in the outdoors in cooler weather. I may not play sports, climb trees (rather climb down from trees), or like fishing. at. all.
However, I really enjoy being outdoors and sleeping in a tent; getting away from the city for a few days and enjoying nature is something I appreciate and love doing.
And considering our calander for the next few months,
this will be a nice little trip before lots of busy times :)
Thankfully, you can only live one day at a time.
In other news, I've been making lots of Braided Headbands (from Ruby at Cakies);
they're so fun and easy to make!
Just the thing for days (Like today) when you want a low-fuss style but still fun and pretty.

Here is another fun blog find: Esther Zimmerman at Unknown Artist.
It's really more of a fun, personal blog rather than an art blog. I'm finding it so interesting to look at the pictures she has and learning more about her through her posts.
Also, she has really great music! Really fun to put on while cleaning the kitchen or dusting furniture :)
So, whether you're camping this weekend, sailing into the horizon, or spending sweet time with family, I hope it's lovely.

::picture credit::

Wednesday, 17 March 2010


It's in the air!
And well, so is the pollen. Thankfully, me and my saline nasal spray can do anything and go anywhere. I hope that wherever you are, you can enjoy a brisk walk with a bowl of sorbet; I've been eating much more sorbet since I've been on this liquid diet (This company has some of the most delectable flavors).
After my follow-up appointment I spotted my new project.
I was just walking out of the office when I saw a green sweater with some adorable buttons, lace, and cuffs of the sleeves. So, I went over and asked the important questions like, "Did you make it?". To which she answered with a slightest pride of acheivment in her voice,
"Yes I did."
Well, I was in a bit of a rush so I didn't ask very many more of the particulars but I walked away with enough information to transform one of my own cardigans to a super-cute, decorated one. Right now it's a plain white, knit cardi, with small cables in the front. I've nothing against blended pieces like that one but I'm wanting to turn it into something that I can throw over a short sleeve shirt and jeans.
So, today at Hobby Lobby (who is having a 50% off sale on ribbon by the way), I bought some cute ribbon, lace, and little decorative flowers to add to the prospective item.
I've never really done something like this before, so I'm very excited to get started.
So, stay tuned :)
Also, I would like to introduce the new gadget on my sidebar (right above the list of blogs I read). On here will be a fun link that I found and would like to share, but don't really have the time to blog about it. Watch for it to change because I am always coming across things that look fun and relatively simple to do!
Right now is a project similar to the sweater that I'm wanting to transform; it's a regular shirt made over into a cute ruffled blouse! All you would need is a
sewing machine,
two shirts of the same color
(or really a shirt and any fabric that you want the ruffle to be!)
and time!
I hope that you have the time to hop on over and check it out,
please let me know if you try it!!

Thursday, 11 March 2010

Merci Mrs. Emily Frye

The above yarn, needles, and a great pattern for a lacy sweater was a special, loving gift from my dear friend,
Mrs. Emily Frye.
The Fryes have been sweet friends to our family, and I've really enjoyed talking with Mrs. Frye about a plethora of things.
She has been an example to me of a Titus 2 woman, who is working to always redeem her time!
So, the day after I came home from the hospital, Mrs. Frye came over and well-supplied me with all the neccesary items for keeping my hands busy in the coming days.
I was so happy and blessed to know that she had taken the time and resources to bring me a delightful bag of knitting! And I'm happy to say that I've started on it and am encouraged by the eight inches of stockinette st. that the pattern calls for. So, I have a bit before starting on the lace part but I'm really looking forward to it!
How does this affect the Shalom cardigan you ask? Well, I figured if Amanda Soule can be working on so many sweaters at one time, then my two projects cannot be amiss :)


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