Category: Jewelry Making (Page 1 of 6)

Just a Moment – Twenty-Six

Friday ritual inspired by other blogs. A single photo from this past week…. few to no words…. just a moment captured in time. If you feel inspired to share…. leave a link in the comments with your moment.

 So much green!  And bright flowers!  Tomatoes are growing great, Swiss chard is getting too big, beans are doing well, new lettuce is coming up, and lilies look beautiful.  I’m a happy camper.


back yard view

Crochet Flower Choker

Isn’t this the cutest necklace?

Crochet Flower Chocker

Crochet Flower Choker in Bamboo Thread

I made this for Fiona for Valentine’s Day. I wish I had had a brighter pink yarn to use, as bright pink is Munchkin’s favorite color. This was made with Aunt Lydia’s 100% Viscose from Bamboo Crochet Thread (Pure Pink). It is so amazingly soft.

Crochet Flower Choker

Crochet Flower Choker in Pink

Here I am modeling it before I mailed it off to Miss Munchkin.

I will be making one of these for myself in something other than pink (I have several blues and greens and purples in this soft thread). The original pattern is one I found on Pinterest (of course!). You can find it on my Jewelry Ideas Board (along with many other great crochet jewelry ideas) or go directly here – Crochet Flower Choker Pattern.

So many great crochet ideas …. Not enough time to crochet them all!

Monday, Monday

Today is the first Monday in February. How can the year be 1/12th through already?

So far, I’ve been busy! I was up early to make Bill’s breakfast and pack up his lunch (most of which is prepped the night before) and I resisted the urge to crawl back in bed, even though a little more sleep would have been very welcome. Instead I worked on Kat’s second (purple) shawl a bit more while watching the news and started a crochet/bead necklace for Fiona for Valentine’s Day. I’m not really sure where that is going or how it will turn out, totally winging it. I’ll post the results, if they are worth posting!

The bulk of the morning was spent cleaning up the weekend’s mail, logging in receipts from the weekend into my spreadsheet (not into Quicken) and catching up on email. Also I spent time planning various schedules to possibly implement February. I used to have a weekly/monthly cleaning schedule and I really want to get back to that, so I spent some time making lists of the chores that I already do and the days of the week that work best for doing them. For example, Tuesday is trash pickup day, so on Monday I usually try to gather up all the trash in the various rooms, run the vacuum cleaner in all the rooms and clean out the litter box. There’s just no sense in scheduling that on any day other than Monday! The schedule needs a lot of fine tuning, but I’m getting there.

I also spent some time this morning making notes and lists on how to better schedule my blog posts. I had a nice conversation with Missus Wookie on Friday about how she keeps up to date with her blog and I will be implementing some of her suggestions throughout the month. Stay tuned!

The rest of the week will be spent in getting Quicken caught up. I did work a good bit on it last week, so I should be able to finish it up this week. Then I’m going to try using Quicken as the primary entry method and see if I can let my spreadsheets go by the wayside by the end of 2014. It is crazy to continue duplicating efforts!

I went for my morning walk at 11:30 and Brrr! It was cold out there! We had the warmest January on record, but February is definitely feeling more like winter.

Here’s something cheerful to end the post with:

Miss Wiggles

What a beautiful smile Miss Wiggles has!

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