Friday, April 15, 2011
You've seen me mention it before in passing. I'm a little embarrassed about it, and yet I love it.
Welcome to the "Nest" that lives beside my place on the sofa.
This is where small bits of thread ends are (sometimes) gathered in a small bowl. I'll be honest though... More often, they are just left strewn where they fell.
It's a place that is constantly evolving, littered with design ideas, mis-starts, mis-fits and works in progress.
It's a place that beckons me to sit and pick up my scratched up needles (I crochet on ROCKS, for Pete's Sake), as long as it's not too messy, in which case, I'll happily ignore it for awhile (at least until visitors are coming, and my mid-western upbringing requires that I put it all away, and we can start again, tomorrow).
(Note to self: Remember to give S. those crochet books from the library...)
Today, I made 5 pebbles, some for my friend who sent the thread, and some to sell at Buena Creek Gardens:
It's getting to the "too messy" stage, right now, in fact, but I think I'll ignore it at least until tomorrow.
Might be able to get one more good day out of it before I have to force myself into cleaning mode.
And I'm wondering... Do you have one, too?
Thursday, April 14, 2011
|Photo by Flickr user LiminalMike|
I just heard that the comments form here is being a bit persnickety.
I originally had it set as "Anyone" can comment, but know that at least one reader had to use an old Blogger account to make a comment. So, I switched to Only Blogger, saved it, then switched BACK to "anyone" and saved again. Huh....
The other issue has been the word verification that I had set in place... in my own experience posting comments to blogs I follow that verification pops up in a strange way AFTER you THINK you have posted your comment... so, I'm probably missing out on a few comments from that as well. No more. Comment/Spam away.
Huh. Wish me luck.
Probably a hundred people have tried to comment on the Guest Book, and I'll never know about it. Bummer.
If you'd like to help me out - and I just KNOW you do - give it a shot and let me know if it's working, m'kay?
UPDATE!! Sorry, folks... I've been doing a little research into what may be causing issues, and apparently, two of the three comment posting options require the acceptance of third-party cookies. I know that isn't copacetic for some people, so the only solution is to move to the "full page" commenting form. And, of course, the full page commenting form has it's drawbacks in that it takes you to a whole new page, but that's the way it'll have to be to best ensure that everyone is heard. And since the whole idea of this blog is to get people to sign the guestbook with their pebble finds... that's the way it will have to be. At least for now.
Cheers and crossed fingers!
Tuesday, April 12, 2011
Tuesday, April 5, 2011
I am SO remiss in posting this lovely and precious thing... Sometimes life gets in the way of what I'd rather be doing.... Doctors Appointments for the young Master (he's doing SO WELL! No Heart Caths this year! Yay, TEAM!), Cleaning for the imminent arrival of my mother (my mother puts Martha to shame... it's TRUE), A slew of cupcakes and a 4th birthday party for Miss Thing, etc, etc, etc...
A very thoughtful and kind woman found me on Etsy and thought that maybe I could use her vintage thread collection, as she was no longer able to use it herself, and hated the thought of it just ending up in the garbage somewhere. It is the collection of two dear ladies, and my friend even included samples of the ladies' work. Oh! So Cool!
Anyway, I couldn't help myself.
In the midst of all my planning, list writing, cleaning, and the picking up/dropping off of small people, I spent about an hour photographing the box of lovelies, drooling over their variegations, their paper bindings, labels, wooden spools and price tags (15 cents!). And then....
Well... then, reality hit me.
My mother was arriving the very next day, and Holy Hannah, was my house ever a mess.
It really was.
So with a sad, sad heart, I very neatly re-packed the thread, and put it back in the box. But, I left the open box on the table so that I could enjoy it for a few days. I'll have you know that a postal box of vintage thread looks very nice with a bouquet of Alstroemeria from the garden.
I actually kept a bitty spool out and put it in my "nest"-- you know... that place beside the couch where the thread and pebbles live? Yeah. That "Nest". I've mentioned it before-- And I picked up that bitty spool later that night and I made a bitty curious pebble. But I broke the thread at the very end, because I was pulling it too tight. But! I have since had success with another bitty pebble and another bitty spool and will post that very soon.
Enjoy the thread riot...
|A peek of pink/white tatted lace (upper left) and the purple edging of a|
handkerchief swatch just below... Samples from the past...