Thursday, August 27, 2009

The fact that "junky" rhymes with "munki" is not just a happy accident

munki munki
munki munki jammies found at Marshall's

Good grief. I take a break from blogging to stalk hard to find, out of print fabrics. Wow, that's such a good use of my time. hee. I'm a junky. I admit it - when I get into a hobby, I truly get into it, big time, both feet, whole heart. Now, that is not all bad, but excessive late night internet surfing - that's bad.

I'm blaming Jessie. Yes, yarntini, you heard me. It is all your fault that I want more of these funky prints. Okay, notsomuch. Seriously, she is such a good cyber friend. She sent me pieces of her own fabric finds and skeins of her crazy pretty yarn - she is one of the many people I am blessed to know who routinely reaffirm my faith in plain old human kindness. Because in this crazy world, there just isn't enough kindness "without strings". I have truly found that through blogland time and again. Strangers essentially willing to share goodies and advice, tutorials, prizes and inspiration. You guys are awesome. I am one step from saying "I love you, man".

I have decided it is time to return to my blog - I actually have missed sharing things the past few weeks - I know, really. I think I have decided to adopt the "blogging without obligation" phenom that is going around. I mean, why does anyone feel guilty they have not blogged? Especially when blogland is so generous, forgiving and awesome - who are we to apologize for letting life get in the way, right?

So what have I been up to? I am a binding away from finishing a twin size quilt for my little one. The fabrics are Heather Ross's Mendocino line - and it makes my heart skip a beat to imagine putting this on a 4-year-old's bed - but I truly do want it to be loved. And what is not to love about whimsical sealife and mermaids? She is worth it. This zigzag quilt was created through the gracious tutelage of Amy, she is the current moderator of the Old Red Barn Co. Quiltalong group at flickr. Next up are wonky log cabins. It has been so inspiring to me, I need to ask you to join if you have a mountain of fabric to scale.

yarn 757

I've also finished the dreaded Mara. I love this finished object - but the miles of garter-ville was like a trip to the dentist. It is so practical and snuggly though, so I am going to forget the tediousness of it all *wink*

Madelinetosh Worsted in Ginger

So barring laziness, or fabric stalking, I really mean to have a giveaway to celebrate my now passed 3-year-blogiversary. There have been so many cool giveaways going on, I really need to pay something forward soon. Take care!

Wednesday, August 05, 2009

putting myself in time-out

I have decided to take a little bloggy break. I feel kind of sad but resolved that it seems I have nothing to say. First of all, I would have never though I would have nothing to say, but here I am. I am continuing to read every day, knit occasionally, spin here and there and sew when time permits. I will forever be a crafter - but I am not finding anything compelling to share. I have been connecting with a flickr quilt-a-long group for little fixes and I will always be reading blogs to enjoy others' creativity.

For now, I'm finding that this summer is busy and I have to confess - I have been having fun doing goofy things like jumping on the trampoline with my girls. Even though, after two babies, it means peeing my pants a little 9 times out of 10. But that will remain our secret, right? Thanks *grin*

Just before I sit in the naughty chair for a bit - I have to tell you I won a little contest at the flickr group and have been getting fat quarters showered on me...

I am pretty excited about this sweet little haul. And look what one generous sender gave me:


an adorable condiment holder...just because. I feel pretty special when nice things like that happen. It reminds me to pay it forward when I can. So when I am "re-filled" with stuff to say, I'll be back to share. Til then - thanks for hanging out with me.