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Varuna was asked to be a guest speaker at Laguna College of Art and Design. He re-gave his Senior Capstone Thesis Presentation. You can read about that at his blog. I went along for the ride and brought my yarn and crochet hook. Here is the result…

Preemie hat #4

Preemie hat #4

I put this one on my hand to photograph to give it scale. Keep in mind I do have fairly large hands. This is the smallest hat I have made so far. I have been making a variety of sizes. This one I know is definitely for a preemie. Some of the others might be considered better size for a newborn. Hat # 3 can be seen here.  I have been working on another knitting project that is quite large, as far as my knitting projects go, so I have been happy to break it up by throwing in some crochet.

 

I had just finished attaching the pom-pom when he came back to meet me.  The timing was perfect.

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This past week has felt like a roller-coaster.  

roller-coaster ride image from Photobooth

roller-coaster ride image from Photobooth

Come on, admit it, you have them too!  One minute you’re up…the next you’re down….hang on tight for the corner….the expected, yet somehow unexpected, drop out from under you….then you coast again.  I wasn’t feeling well and got a text from a friend to look outside my door.  I looked outside and there was a hot coffee from Coffee Bean & Tea Leaf.  There was also a 10 day pass to a local yoga studio!  What a perfect combination for me.  Many thanks dear-heart!!!

 

A major task this week has been paperwork.  I managed to complete two of the six major ones I have to finish.  So back to the papers for me after I upload this blog.  Two down, four to go!  The cat has been an added incentive to finish the mound o’ papers. She decided to climb all over the piles on my desk to wake me up.  The sound of falling pages definitely got me out of bed!

Thought I had completed my second painting but a day later I noticed a detail I left off.  So that is back into the rotation.  Won’t take long to remedy, but I will need a steady hand for the fine detail.  I like to work on multiple projects at the same time, so I will begin my third and  fourth at the same time.

Another boost to my week was $20 dollars for Valentine’s treats.  So, I decided to buy some hair dye and have some fun.  I was going to try to do it myself.  I scoured the web looking for 2-tone hair color pictures.  I even tried You Tube.  I managed to find a few pointers on how to do the process.  I am very grateful for my girlfriends!  This time it was Jeanine to the rescue!  She came over and colored my hair for me.  Don’t get me wrong, I LOVE to go to the salon because I LOVE the hair-stylist I have, (she is AWESOME at her art), but that visit just is not in my current budget.  BUT, having girl-time and $15 dollars was in my budget this week!  Priceless! Thanks again Jeanine!

two-tone hair

two-tone hair

This is the back view when braided.  Just a fun thing to try, at least once in my life.  So many things to experience. 

I’m grateful that the sun is shining and it is a beautiful day.  I am also grateful to have all of you in my life.  Thanks !

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Stormy gray morning.  The kind of sky that makes you want to crawl back into bed and pull the covers up around your head and hunker down.  Maybe grab a book and read all day in the warmth of  bed.  My cat is curled up in a ball keeping warm.  I am up and moving.  

Fed the family.  

Took pictures for my morning post.  

Am researching how to archive my older posts so my home page isn’t so long for everyone viewing (still working on that one).  

The cat just realized I am on the computer so now she has to sit in my lap and rest her paws on my keyboard shelf. Purring away!

Today provides a laundry list of things to do:

  1. finish my first painting of the year (working on a series)
  2. take a mega dose of vitamin C and pray that my sinuses don’t go awry as they did yesterday…knocked me out most of the day!
  3. sort through the paperwork piling up on my desk
  4. oh yeah, go do the dishes from breakfast and clean-up the kitchen
  5. laundry
  6. follow-up on some organizations I have been waiting to hear from
  7. start to organize my documents to update my CV and resume
  8. meditate

My list could go on and on but I think that is a good start for today.  There are always so many things to do.  Sometimes the challenge is having healthy days to do them!

Here is a detail of my second completed preemie/newborn hat.

 

 

detail of pom pom

detail of pom pom

The ends of the yarn are hand tied into knots.  To see the full hat go to the needles and hooks page.  You can see all of my fiber creations there. This completes the second of the preemie hat collection.  I crocheted this one last night while talking with my husband.  The yarn is bulky so it worked up amazingly fast.

 

 

 

I went with a friend to make the local Thrift shop circuit.  She turned me onto several that have great deals.  I was also shown ones that the prices seemed out of whack.  Ironically one that had some VERY high prices also had this little guy for $1.50.

 

Black Cat

Black Cat

Destiny meant for that little guy to have a home(my friend bought him for me).  He is a welcome addition to the household.  Thank you!

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Well, the dishes are calling.  Time to work on my list…

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Wishing all a Happy, Healthy, and Prosperous New Year!   (more…)

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