My Week

Here is a breakdown of the week so far. Its been chock full of adventure (ha!)


A finished quilt square.


The littlest little and I went to the park.



He said no pictures at the park. He cracks me up.


I had breakfast with friends and my brother. That’s always fun.


Then the littlest little and I had fun at the library. It was national play-doh day! We got a cool recipe for play-doh and he got to play.



My Jamberry nail wraps came in the mail. The wraps I applied are called Orchid Ombre.

IMG_5246They look lovely, but are definitely not going to hold up for the two weeks advertised. I think it might be user error. It was my first time applying them, and doing my right hand was hard. Luckily for Jamberry I bought five sheets of different wraps so I’m not giving up.

The kids had swim lessons on Tuesday as well. My son had to pee during the lesson. I returned him to the instructor and as I was leaving the pool room when I slipped and fell. Nothing worse than a fat person falling in public. Luckily all the viewing windows around the pool were fogged so maybe four people saw max. Outside of the embarrassment I’m fine.

Wednesday: We had to brave torrential rain to get to Kohls to replace a broken backpack. As long as my princess is happy.

IMG_5251She’s much more adventurous when it comes to fashion. Even as a child I would never have picked a zebra/rainbow patterned backpack. It works for her though.

Thursday: One of three fabric parcels arrived.

IMG_5249I tried to step out of my color comfort zone with this order. Notice the absence of pink, grey, or blue.

On Thursday night I created this lovely pile of fabric.



For some reason I love these little piles that are created when squaring up blocks.


Friday has just started but there has been activity. The dogs managed to get to my knitpicks catalog while I was in the shower. There was paper all over the downstairs. Luckily for them I think they are just dumb cute dogs. I can’t stay mad at them.

Next there was breakfast. My kids love frozen pancakes and waffles so my husband suggested I make and freeze my own. I made a small batch to freeze this morning.


We will see if they get eaten. Kids can be weird and finicky. The lack of store boughtness might make them inedible.

The schools have early release today. After I pick up my daughter we might make some play-doh.

Have a good weekend.





Backlog of Squares

I’m still enjoying making these squares. I have also learned how to embrace their imperfections. I’m excited to get this top done so I can quilt it. The Bernina BSR is calling my name. Will it help with my fmq? Stay tuned. photo 1 photo 2 photo 3 photo 4


I had to break out a different shade of blue for the last squares here. A part of me is scared this quilt top won’t work out well. I’m silencing that part of me.

Foxy Loop

I think there are signs that I should take a break from knitting cowls.

1. They are all starting to look the same

2. This cowl was started December 7, 2013 and finished September 5, 2014. I just could not find the will to knit it.

I only knit three cowls last year so I don’t know if this is truly cowl fatigue or if it was just boredom with this particular pattern. Only time will tell.

The pattern was Foxy Loop. The yarn was Madtosh Tosh Merino Light.

I hate knitting with a single yarn maybe thats why this project was such a slog.

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This cowl was knit like a scarf. It started off with a provisional cast on and ended with a three needle bind-off. Maybe this method of cowl making felt to scarf like for me. I’m horrible at knitting scarves. With that said the next project I cast on was  a Bubblemania scarf for my daughter.

I also cast on the famous Hitofude. So far knitting this cardigan is great fun. The pattern is very easily memorized.

My BlueSand cardigan has hit the slog point. I’m knitting the bottom of the body and there is still soooo much to go. The sleeves, finishing the pockets, the ribbing around the front. It feels like the project that will never end.

I think I might try a multi-colored project soon. I’m feeling brave. My knitting life is feeling pretty empty without a sock, but with four wip’s I’m hesitant to start one.

The quilt blocks are still coming along. I’ve got a few new ones to put on the blog.

Have a good weekend everyone.

Happy Waffle

This is the second cross stitch in my “kitchen collection”. I feel that I can shamelessly display my cross stitch in my kitchen with no misgivings.  This one is a waffle, and he or she is a delighted waffle.



What is it about food with smiles that I find so charming? It must be my inner kid. He joins my other piece of smiling food on the wall.



There is definitely more cross stitch of things smiling that can never smile in reality in my future.

Thats quite a sentence I just wrote. It makes sense to me. I hope others can make sense of it. That sentence is an example of the odd way that my brain speaks to me. My brain and I, we have fun.