Monday, March 4, 2013

tidbits and babblings...

So on that half-assed blogging schedule I made myself, Mondays are supposed to be book days. And while I did actually finish a book this weekend, I just don't have a ton to say about it, so I figure I ought to wait until I have a couple of books under my belt. Normally when I don't have books to talk about on Mondays, I just don't post...but I soooo hate leaving a projects progress post as the first post for too long because I really do realize how utterly boring they must be to anyone else. (Sorry, that doesn't mean I'm going to stop doing them though--I love them for myself.)

Ha! But here we've reach another problem...I don't have anything else to talk about either. Life is just humming along with nothing major going on...lots of homeschool prep, lots of stupid pain, lots of dreaming of spring and all the goodies that will be planted, lots of laundry *sigh* always lots of laundry, lots of laughing.

I do have a few new crafty-ish things going:

And the book I'm currently reading for food and gardening month is so so so so so soooo good--it's called Full Planet, Empty Plates: The New Geopolitics of Food Scarcity (by Lester R. Brown).

And I'm having a lot of fun with #estellagram.

And I'm totally in love with Ali's Popcorn Bowl! I really think Rich and I going to try it too...we'll just have to do it without a cool brackets chart like Ali's because ummmm, I have zero idea how to make something like that. Might just draw us up one on paper or something.

And yeah, that pretty much sums up my less-than-exciting-but-just-the-way-I-like-it life right now.


DesLily said...

so....... what it the item being crochet with scallops??? you have me curious on that one lol.

sometimes it's good when things are moving along with nothing exciting (but nothing horrendous) to talk about!

all is good at Debi's home! :o)

Ana @ things mean a lot said...

Your craft projects look so lovely! I swear, one of these days I'm going to finally reach myself to knit and/or crochet. Speaking of which, you're the right person to answer a crafty question that I have. See the throw on the back of the couch in this picture? Does that pattern have a specific name?

Ali said...

I love seeing your beautiful crafty things! Don't ever stop posting the progress reports!

Do you ever use Google Docs? If so, I think you can take my Popcorn Bowl bracket document, save a copy of it under a different title to your own Google Docs, and then delete my votes and fill it in accordingly.

Jean said...

Love the quilt squares!

Eva said...

Look at you being crafty! Is this the time to tell you that when I was 12 I managed to pull a muscle in my chest from crocheting too much? (I was making Christmas ornament sets for my extended family, and I have lots of aunts & uncles.) LOL

Thanks to my magic gloves, I've been able to tentatively get back into knitting & it's so lovely & relaxing (except for when I had to pull out the whole fingerless mitt I made because of the ladders where the DPNs met). :D

Eva said...

Oh and Ana, that's a granny square afghan!