Friday, January 13, 2012

Merry Christmas... and happy Friday the 13th!

Hello all you crafty people!!  I'm back! :)  My brief sabbatical turned into a 6 month hiatus and I'm just now getting back to "normal" life (normal only being defined as a setting on one's dryer).  So here's how I'll be getting my feet wet as I'm easing into my creative enthusiasms...

First of all, my sister-in-law rocks solely and completely because she gave me THIS for Christmas:

A Beautiful Silver Cupcake Tree Stand

 So between the cupcake carrying case that she gave me for my birthday, and this display stand, EVERY event should now have cupcakes in attendance!  Event #1 - Ladies Ministry Meeting on Tuesday evening... be prepared for pictures!

Next, even though I have promised myself that I will NOT start any new yarn projects until I have completed or frogged all my UFOs, I'm feeling a little weak on my conviction because I have decided to teach myself how to crochet!  I've watched a couple video tutorials and I'm ready to tackle the chain... I figure it's best to start the way I did with knitting; making a washcloth (btw, I didn't originally intend to knit a washcloth, but at the time a scarf just seemed to take way too long to complete). 

As an aside, I can't believe 19 years ago I taught myself how to knit by reading a book!  I look back and that's just a freaking miracle to me because now I'm going to crochet and it seems impossible without videos, blogs, multi-angle detailed pictures, AND a real life human interface.  I think the Internet has made my brain mushy.

So here's to cupcakes and crocheting!!


  1. Rhea I am also trying to crochet. I had an Aunt that did and she made me a beautiful afghan for my bed. I have always wanted an old fashion shawl or wrap. Have never been able to afford one and couldn't ever find anyone to make me one so I am finally trying to do it myself from youtube. Good luck to you.

    1. And good luck to you too Christy! Once you've started making some progress, feel free to email pics to me and I'll feature them here. I was looking over a "simple" washcloth pattern last night and it was making me cross-eyed... oy! ;)