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Time

I seem to lose track all the Time

I have been at home nursing my knee. Time healing takes it’s toll. You get bored, all the time. There’s that word again. Sometimes I think I spend half my life waiting for Insurance Co. to make up their minds!

Well I have been nursing my knee for quite awhile, and still no answers. I got tired of waiting and started walking. I don’t know if it will help or not. At least, it makes me stronger.

Just finished mixing 3 batches of fiber. going to be dyeing this weekend. Then I get to start spinning! YAY!

I don’t think I realized before how hard it is to make yarn and still find time for your projects. Picking up the house, cooking ,shopping , MD appts. , Finding an apt in another State, all without a car! I sometimes wish for more hours in a day.(Time)

I think we all go through things like this everyday all over the world. Why are we doing this to ourselves? I love the inner peace I get, when I’m working on a project of any kind. But I get so lost in depression sometimes. I have seen numerous Doctors. And I’m really not into taking drugs. I take a few vitamins and I walk. I try to maintain a healthy Positive attitude at all times. I really love people, and here it comes Time, seems to never be there.

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I have been working on this Crochet Mandala for a year. I’m only on part 6. Which is the tiny red circle in the middle. I love Helen’s patterns so much, and I would really like to complete at least one. Then I can say I tried.   Please go look at some of her creations, they are so beautiful. Give one a try, It is very relaxing.

Thank you Helen, for letting me have access to your wonderful Mandala’s!

 Copyright: Helen Shrimpton, 2015.
All rights reserved.
By: Helen at www.crystalsandcrochet.com
Thanks to all of you, for having the time to visit my small corner of the room.

 

 

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Happy Springtime!

Some say Spring already started. I always associated it with the Holiday celebrations. It’s time for that Spring Cleaning too. The best part of it is lambing season!

All those adorable babies, frolicking around the farm I’ve seen geese on their nests, the chicks are hatched, baby bunnies, ect…

There have been some naughty Burro’s wandering out of their pastures and around towns. We had one on the highway in Illinois. I hear there were quite a few in Las Vegas as well.

I am going to get all my Pots out today and plant some seeds. I let a few of my herbs go to seed last year so I have some for this year. Now if I can only remember where I put them. I seem to be having a senior moment when it comes to that. You know, you put something away so you won’t lose it. Then forget where you put it!

Is anyone spinning today? I don’t drive anymore because I can’t feel the pedals, but someday I will get a truck modified so I can use my hands for the gas and brake. I wonder would that make it a truck that drives like a bike or a bike that rides like a truck? Anyway that’s why I’m home spinning. But since it’s a holiday, I’m spinning for me!

It’s really hard to see because as everyone on earth knows “I can’t take a decent photo”‘ to save my life. It is a brown, blonde mixed with grey, just like my own hair.

I’m hoping to get enough yardage for a lacy shawl, I think that would look nice when I’m in those freezing cold stores. It took me 4 days (8 hr. shifts) to mix it all on my combs. There were many injuries. Those things are sharp we call them my wolverine claws. I think I will card up the left overs and see if ican get something useful out of them.

I haven’t been perfect,by any stretch of the imagination. But I have tried to put at least an hour on each WIP. Anyone doing any knitting or crochet today. maybe something small to bring with to where you are spending the day. If so tell me about it I love reading your comments. Well I think that’s enough from me today, everyone have a safe and joyous Holiday!

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To Knit or Crochet..That is the Question

Whether tis nobler. HUH??

I have already told you of my love for spinning. But what do I do with my yarn? I think its a project oriented thing with me. I look for the project then see how to make it. Then learn it.

I have to say if it’s a new to me technique, I challenge myself by picking the hardest project I can find. Then I really learn the technique, because of the challenge. I like to push myself to the limits. Sometimes it’s about the challenge, Other times I have to have the item.

Unfortunately, that leads to a lot of WIPS! If I get bored or frustrated the project goes on time out. This is the first year I have decided to finish some of these WIP’s. I have 3 blankets, 2 pairs of socks, a doll, a shawl, and a partridge in a pear tree!

Honestly though, don’t we all have a pile of WIP’s on time out? Come on now be honest? I would love to hear about your WIP’s ? Why did they go on time out? Why did you start them? Please leave me a comment and let me know, I have always wondered why we do this.

Let me know