Wednesday, June 29, 2011

A crafting slow down

I have fallen into the void of little to no crafting.  Crocheted so much on vacation that I don't want to touch a hook for awhile, knitting the scarf started to bore me, the Mr. ended up in the hospital for 3 days when we got back from vaca with a kidney infection and all I wanted to do or had the energy to do was play 'Angry Birds' on my ipod(embarrassed to admit) and read which I'm proud to admit.  I finished Tana French's latest book, "Faithful Place",  "The Help" by Kathryn Stockett and started "The Spaces Between Us"by Thrity Umrigar today.

I did actually managed to rekindle my interest in finishing the 'Disappearing 9 Patch' quilt for me as it is full of imperfections, and starting a new quilt top which will be gifted.  I got my inspiration from Oh Fransson and am doing the "Wonky Cross" pattern that she has a tutorial for on her blog.
Disappearing 9 Patch

Wonky Crosses
 I hope this gets me back on track with the craftiness.

Saturday, June 11, 2011

Corrupting a minor

On our epic road trip we have stopped to see the Mr's family in So Cal.  And,,,since it is International Yarn Bombing Day today I enlisted our niece Maddy to help me in my 'bombing'.  Not wanting her to get arrested for defacing public property I coached her on when she needed to run like the wind to avoid being thrown into the Irvine jail with me.  I was willing to take the hit.  Since she is a star on her high school track team running wasn't going to be a problem.  Even if she had to jump over a few barriers, she runs in the low hurdle races at school.  Fortunately we were able to avoid the 'coppers' and the 'bombing' went off without a hitch.  We beautified a park fence and when we were finished the little crocheted graffitis were gently blowing in the breeze.
maddy et moi

Monday, June 6, 2011

Trippin' on down the road...

Or road trip...whatever you like.  A road trip conjurs up vast skies, preferably sunny; wonderful vistas; driving until you find an interesting place to stop; desperately looking for the next rest stop; McDonald's coffee; an achy bum; pulling into a town and finding a place to stay; being upgraded to a room with a fireplace; visiting friends and family and then making your way back home weary with happiness.
Dennis, Jim, Lisa and Helen

We are still on our road trip with more adventures to come.