Friday, November 21, 2014

Christmas WIPs

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Hey everyone! I had been worrying that I forgot how to crochet! I've been pretty busy, so I thought it would be good to find a project that was easy to pick up and put down, and something that didn't take long to see results! Thanks to Ale, who gave me that fantastic Japanese crochet motif book, I've been making snowflakes and other ornaments! Once I get some more made, I'm going to starch them.

What are you guys working on? Any fun Christmas projects?

Tuesday, November 18, 2014

Photo-Tuesday

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"The first fall of snow is not only an event, it is a magical event. You go to bed in one kind of a world and wake up in another quite different, and if this is not enchantment then where is it to be found?" -J.B. Priestley

Happy Tuesday my friends! I was pretty surprised to see some snow when I opened my curtains yesterday morning. I won't lie, my reaction was a mix of "ugh, I'm not ready" and "oh, pretty!" I'd also be lying if I said that I didn't take those pictures outside in my pajamas.

I hope you all have a beautiful day!

Sunday, November 16, 2014

Sunday Smiles

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I hope you all had a wonderful weekend! I did! We had a birthday party for my Gram who turned 94! (I have a few photos to share... I was having too much fun talking to everyone that I slacked on photos!)

Tuesday, November 11, 2014

Photo-Tuesday

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Happy Tuesday friends! Today I have little snippets from my busy weekend (and week). I found a little bit of time to get myself into the Christmas gift mode with some "Christmasy" crochet. And seeing Pete in the window is a nice reminder to sit down, stop and just look at things!

How are you all doing? Thinking about the holidays?

Thursday, November 6, 2014

Doily-Along Reveal

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Time to take your pins out!! This is the best part of the whole process! The fruit of your labor is revealed!

Wednesday, November 5, 2014

Doily-Along Part 4

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Are you guys ready to meet your new best friends? T-pins! Ok, grab your t-pins (or any kind of stainless steel pins), your blocking board (I use rubber kid play mats), your spray bottle with water and your doily, and let's get blocking!

Tuesday, November 4, 2014

Photo-Tuesday (and a little Sunday Smiles)

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Happy Tuesday everyone! Did you guys have a good weekend? I did! My mom and I spent the weekend in NYC with my sister and brother-in-law. We did some shopping, and we saw Cinderella on Broadway! Very fun!

You want to know what else made me smile over the weekend? I found a signed copied of a new Neil Gaiman book, The Truth is a Cave in the Black Mountains. I can't wait to read it. The illustrations look great as well!

Speaking of books, I also had bought a new book for my kindle for the bus ride down to the city, (any excuse for a new book right?), and not only did I completely enjoy reading it on my ride down, but I was also finding many connections between the book and Cinderella while watching it on Broadway! The book, Balancing Heaven and Earth by Robert A Johnson (I read and loved his book Inner Work on dream interpretation and active imagination), is about balancing an inner and outer world and balancing being and doing, along with being an interesting autobiography! When Cinderella's fairy godmother appeared on stage I immediately thought about the passage I had just read on the subway train about godparents! The author talks about how some people in our life, (whom he refers to as "godparents"), provide us with emotional and spiritual education, which complements the other basic needs provided to us by our parents. After seeing this connection in the play, it was hard not to see Jung related aspects in it as well; I was picking out archetypal characters and could see Cinderella going through the individuation process... (Robert Johnson is a Jungian analyst!) Ah, the role of myth and storytelling and what it can teach us! Being able to enjoy that musical on several different levels, visually, musically, artistically, and thought provokingly was just fabulous.

Anyways! I hope you all are having a great start to your week! And for those who have been doilying-along with me, I'll see you tomorrow!