Look what I made! Quick, easy and fun, these Album Coasters are a great way to use up bits of color, while finding a use for the black acrylic I had hanging around. They're not the most intricate design, but I think the concept comes across clearly. Plus there's the happiness and satisfaction that comes with finishing a project - no matter how small! This week I noticed that several of my blogging buddies have made the knitted ear bud wraps (like these from Crafts from the Cwtch). Do you see my naked ear buds? I desperately would like to cloth them, but I still don't knit. Ravelry to the rescue! I had an idea of how to get it done, but this pattern should help me if I get stuck. I'm thinking of using rainbow embroidery floss for a sleek, shiny look.
I've also been seeing hexipuffs running rampant. Knitters everywhere are making these adorable little puffs. But how am I going to join the craze? Thankfully Valerie Lawson has created the Apiary Puff pattern. Her crocheted interpretation is available for free. Thank goodness! Now I can find out for myself what the fuss is all about!
In addition to these new ideas, I have couple of things still on the hooks that I hope to finish soon - really, how many times can I show you my unfinished Juliana Mod Wrap as part of Wip Wed?? I also need to decide what to work on next for my Year of Projects. I've narrowed it down so I'll either be working with thread or fabric. We'll see. Check back Monday to see what I decide!
In addition to my fiber offerings on Friday, I like to participate in Five Minute Friday over at Lisa-Jo Bakers place. It's writing in the raw and if you've never done 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 "Enough"
That’s it! I’ve had enough! There’s just never enough_____. Do you have enough? There are so many ways that you can use this word. But it either implies that you’re lacking (never enough) or have plenty (more than enough!) I hope to lean towards having more than enough or even just enough to get by. After all, I don’t need anymore than that. More becomes excessive. And in our world it is easy to have that become negative.
Today I have been fortunate to have gotten enough sleep. I’ve had enough to eat. At work, there was enough to do to keep me busy and enough help so that I wasn’t overwhelmed. I have enough time with my family and enough money to pay the bills. I haven’t always had enough. At least I didn’t think that I did. Now I know that I can be happy, very happy with what I have and do and think and feel. And that really is enough for me!
There you have it friends. Another Friday is upon us. It's been a really long week at the library, and I'm looking forward to some R & R. Moving is hard work! Our website has lots of pictures if you're interested in what I'm doing when I'm not crafting! Now it's time to settle down and get to visiting! I love seeing what you've been up to this week! Plus, I always make a point to stop in and meet someone new. Why don't you come with me? I promise we'll have a great time!
Until next time,
Be blessed and stitch & read with love!
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