Lion brand yarn has oodles of free patterns so for my 2nd knitting project, I’m working on a Cuddle Bunny for my darling g-baby Ava. It will be my first time reading and using a pattern, but luckily I have an awesome yarn shop in town and they are showing me the ropes.
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These little guys were made to scatter about to friends or the community, as part of Love It Forward.
Each one is a painted, 2×2 inch canvas with an air dry clay heart. Each one has a magnet on the back.
If you would like one of these little guys, post a comment and I’ll randomly pick a winner on Monday.
Picture this…. waking up in the morning, your very first peek at a new day, but your hair is totally tangled in your headphone wires, so when you sit up your ipod (well in this case my Dare) goes flying in the air, just to swing back and hit ya in the face. Sad, but true. OK, so it was bit of a bumpy (literally) start, it will get better, I think to my self. So I hop down out of bed (my bed is very high for such a shorty that I am) to get my coffee and proceed to burn my tongue. Oh rats… but that’s ok, I’ll commute all the way across the hall to my office and start my day at work.
Hmm… where is my desk? I don’t remember all that stuff being on it – I’m sure paper breeds at night. So a little stacking here & there (I’ll tidy up later) and I start to upload new product photos that I had been taking all week. Oh no… I have no access? Only the administrator has access. But wait – I am the administrator. I’m locked out of my own photos. I go back and try my coffee that has been cooling on the coffee table. Oh no, my caffeine addicted feline has beat me to it. Yes, there he sits… on my coffee table with his little white chin, dripping with my nicely cooled coffee. Drat! I make my way back into my office to work on today’s orders instead. Type type type… ready to print! Ugh oh – what is that horrible noise? What do you mean I’m out of paper? It’s full of paper! So I get out the stool (because silly me, put the printer on top of the tall filing cabinet) and proceed to wrestle with the paper, the paper tray, the levers, the flaps, the whoozit, the what-nots…. until I hear the magic sound of the paper gliding into place. Whew! Well it’s the home stretch now! All I have to do is box these things up and wait for the UPS man to arrive. Let me just reach this box off the shelf…. crash! 20 or so little tiny boxes go flying through the air as the cardboard that holds up all the bags and stuff falls, tipping everything over making it look as though a tornado had touched down, just in my office. Grumble grumble grumble, picking stuff up, grumble grumble. OK! Everything is packed up, picked up by UPS, and I think I’m in need of a break! Let’s pull out that knitting I’ve been attempting to learn. Knit, knit, pearl, knit knit pearl. At last – relaxation is setting in, my nerves are settling down. OK, all calm now, I’m ready to head out the door for the post office run. Time to put my knitting away. I like to slide it down to the end, so it won’t fall off the needle…. oops, didn’t look while I slid and pulled it ALL OFF the needle! All you knitters out there know how to handle such a predicament, but to us novice, nervous knitters – it was the equivalent to shaving off an eyebrow! That’s ok, I think to myself… still managing to stay somewhat positive after this calamity of a day… I’ll take it down to my knitting shop and have Brenda, my knitting guru fix it. Finally – karma hopped in my lap and Brenda, the miracle mistake fixer, saved my day. Not just my knitting, but my whole day. You see last week I put wool on the counter to buy and it went home with the wrong shopper, but today she had it back for me, AND she fixed my scarf and brought harmony to the rest of my day. I left there and took my son and his friend out for dinner.
I had the most scrumptious Cajun fish burger, ever, among 2 very sweet and funny young men. I’m so proud of the man my son is becoming – he is a gem. He deserves a sweet gal… are there any left out there? Our quaint little town is filled with not-so-quaint girls.
I arrived home to find my new friend Kerin had written the most awesome post that included my art piece that sold, and has other really great bird art to show off, including her INCREDIBLE Raven! I can’t tell you what a fan I am of her birds without sounding like a stalker, LOL (Looking forward to talking to you tomorrow Kerin!) Go read here: http://remnantsofolde.com/2009/01/31/a-love-story/
Oh – and as far as yesterday’s (or the day before) brooding post goes… let’s just say I took affirmative action to make sure I came out on top – emotionally speaking. That was confirmed on my drive home from the restaurant as fate would have it… and it just goes to show that the power of positive thinking prevailed. (either that or there was just no more bad luck left to throw at me today, lol)
Oh my poor little Goliath is sick and still at the ‘hospital’. The vet said he would call me today if I could come pick him up, but no call. I am sitting on pins and needles waiting to talk to them, when they get back in the office tomorrow.
I’m wracking up quite a vet bill, so it would be really great if you checked out my auctions. I’ve got prices slashed on the great magazines I carry in my shop and will be adding some supplies as well. OR you could have a nice little shopping spree at my shop at www.artwerx.us!
Thank you!! OH and as a thank you for your generosity in helping to raise money for his bill, let me know in the check-out either in my shop or in my auction that you are “Helping Goliath” and I’ll include a free sheer, house shaped mini album with your order!
This is a re-post. Drat… I’m having to try to remember what I posted here, since it crashed. OK, I’ll try….
Thanks to Amber for posting her challenge….
I’m thankful for my oldest son choosing the better path to walk down in life… and thankful that my youngest son didn’t get seriously hurt from the car accident he was in.
I’m giving you all 2 ATCs that you can click on, then print. Cut them out for ATCs or stick a magnet on the back to spruce up your studio or work space. Enjoy!