Welcome friends! So glad you're stopping by today. It's been a crazy busy week, but even still I have a few little projects to share with you. I've been on a washcloth kick lately. Of all that I've made I think this simple square is my favorite. The pattern - I Love This Washcloth - says it all! It's a cobble stitch that works up quickly and creates a fabric that's sturdy and flexible at the same time - exactly what I want in a washcloth.
This ear bud project was a lot of fun. I didn't follow a pattern, I just decided to give it a go. Initially I tried a SC (single crochet) around the wire, but it felt too bulky. Then I tried using a SS (slip stitch). Success! Working alternately over and under the wire I actually did this from start to finish in one (short) evening. I was thinking about doing this as a project with the teen youth group at the library - I'm sure they'd love it. What do you think about my micro cassette player? Isn't it a trip?! I came across it packing at work, and while I don't expect we'll ever use it I think it makes a great prop for this picture!
I'm still working on the Graceful Gothic Cross Bookmarks. I'm going to try stiffening them using a mixture of white glue and water. I've never done this before, but it seems easy enough - a little messy maybe. I'll let you know how it goes. I'm pleased to say that all of the things I made this week were with yarn from the stash. I'm hoping that makes up for the yarn I bought (for 60% off) last week!
And finally this weekend I'll be tallying up the results of the vote for my next YoP project. How fun it's been this week to watch the votes come in. There isn't a clear leader - so it you haven't voted yet I'd sure love to get your input! Click here to pick my next big project!
In addition to my fiber offerings, I like to participate in Five Minute Friday over at Lisa-Jo Baker's place. It's writing in the raw and if you've never done it, why don't you give it a try? It's really easy - you just:
1. Write for 5 minutes flat on this week's prompt with no editing, no over thinking, no backtracking - then post it just as it is!
2. Link back here and invite others to join in.
3. And then absolutely, no ifs, ands or buts about it, you need to visit the person who linked up before you & encourage them in their comments. Seriously. That is, like, the rule. And the fun. And the heart of this community..
Here's what happened when I spent five minutes writing on the prompt "Beyond"
Above and beyond the call of duty. That has absolutely been the theme of work this week. Moving a library doesn’t even sound easy! And that’s what we, the librarians and student pages have been tasked with. The reasoning is sound – why pay a moving company thousands of dollars when we can do it ourselves and spend that money on actual things for our new library. In practice however, it’s been hard work! Not that I’m complaining. Really. It’s satisfying work, but not what any of us we’re ever expecting we’d be doing. Sure we move books all the time, but only one or two at a time - from shelf to shelf. Not thousands from one building to another! In a heat wave no less. But this is work to be tremendously proud of. Because we, a group made up of mainly middle aged women, are accomplishing something on a grand scale that will benefit our entire town and the surrounding communities that use our library. How wonderful is that!
I’m honored to be part of this historic undertaking. And I’m pleased to say that yes, I am willing to go above and beyond for my library. Because it’s totally worth it!
On Friday I like to link up with these creative folks and share my accomplishments. Then, the best part is visiting and seeing what everyone else has been up to. Why don't you join me?
This week I'm also joining in with Tricia and her Stash Bash. Click over for a look!
And, for those of you participating in the Ravellenics - good luck and have fun. I'll be watching from the sidelines, cheering you on!
There you have it friends, another week is drawing to a close - and look at all the amazing things we've done. Thanks for sharing part of your day with me!
Until next time,
Be blessed and stitch & read with love!
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