Monday, July 30, 2012

Just a day or so left...

Until I tear down my display.

It's been a fun run...but it's time for it to move on.

BUT there's good news in all of this....

Rumor has it that a portion of this display will be going up at Alpha Park library in September...

In further crochet news, I'm going to be teaching a 4 part class in September at Peoria Public Library!!! I'll keep you posted about that too!

I'm going to have to gear up my muscles for the teardown of this display...because it's been a while since I lugged totes about....

Monday, July 23, 2012

And this is what happens....

When I clean my craft room.

I started doing a ...quasi-deep clean a couple of weeks ago.

I pulled out all my fabric because I had mountains of it around my sewing area and it was affecting how I worked. I also needed to clean up my scraps because it wasn't helping to spend 45 min looking for the right piece of fabric in a jumble of colors...

Sorting, separating, and storing my fabric took me two weekends as I get a little OCD when cleaning. (It's probably why I avoid doing it most days. ;-P )

I had done about half of it, getting the major scraps and sorts done the first weekend...but lost steam during the week day...

Then, this last weekend, I got itching to get my yarn put away...which had piled up outside of the yarn closet....but I had to finish the fabric stuff first...get it out of the way.

So, once again I dug into the piles and FINALLY got all the fabric put away...only to turn around and unceremoniously dump out every yarn storage bag I had.

Several hours later, I had made some form of progress.

Last night, I was convinced that I was mostly done. All that's left is a rubbermaid tub of half skeins that my mom likes to roll up for me.

However, this morning as I opened my one clothes closet to get out something, I found....another box with some yarn in it.

As I've told the many people I've told this tale to today, I foresee MANY crocheted blankets for Linus in my very near future...

Welcome to Yarnia!

Tuesday, July 10, 2012

I think I'm gonna do a giveaway.

I think at the end of the month, I'm going to do a giveaway of some of the pieces I have from my display.

Quite a few of the pieces are already promised to people (a few veggies, some fruit, maybe a few other things)...but I think I am going to find a few other pieces I can part with and do a giveaway.

I still have to ponder how to best do this as there are so many pieces I personally love. And even though I could always make more, there are actually several pieces that I can't help but weep at the thought of making again...

But what do I do?

Do I --

Wait until I get a certain number of followers on here or Facebook?

Have people comment what their favorite piece is?

Randomly pick a name off a list?



*sigh*

Perhaps I will ponder this tomorrow as I suffer through a root canal....

Friday, July 6, 2012

I have no words...

You know how it is, when someone does something so...incredible....that you are if not speechless, at least incapable of making yourself understood due to the SQUEAKING?

Oh yes, that happened to me today.

A very darling and dear friend of mine, Jennifer, did something SO sweet, like you WOULDN'T believe!!

She made a new pattern for her site, Fandom In Stitches, and dedicated it to ME!!!!

Why is this pattern so special?  Well, it's Cabbage Patch Kids!!!

And let me tell you, with all the fandom-y love I've had in this world, my first (and enduring) love, was for Cabbage Patch Kids...

I have well over 700 of them! I've been collecting them for nearly 30 years now and I always thrill to a new one!!!

And NOW, I have access to a pattern to make some of my own!!!

Oh dear....I think this was Jennifer's way of getting me to learn embroidery....

Tricksy, tricksy, I see what you did there....