Thursday, April 8, 2010

Spring is finally here!

My flower bulbs are popping up left and right! Purple and white crocus are already spent. Golden daffodils and jonquils are nearly gone. Pink tulips burst forth just yesterday. The redbud tree, Bradford pears and forsythia bushes appear to be in a fierce competition to see who's the showiest. The only drawback to spring is the brevity of the blooms; I suppose that's why we cherish them so much.

Over the winter, I crocheted and knitted like a madwoman. I've got heaps of shawls, throws, and whatnots made. I took up beading as well. I'm now sporting not one but FIVE pretty new necklaces! I double crimped, hoping and praying that these creations stay put. I'm still a rookie and a bit of a one-trick pony, but I will soon come up with some different styles with any luck!

I also made some new candles for spring. My daughter & son both have new kittens. Such a joyous time of year! Must get pictures.

Thursday, January 14, 2010

Computer Blues

Why, oh WHY do we get so dependent on our pc's? Mine crashed a few weeks ago. Fortunately, it was under warranty, so back it went for repairs. Was PC-less for weeks. (Oh, the horrors.) On the plus side, I've been able to get some organizational projects done around the house, spend some great time with family, and even got some knitting for MYSELF done! That's a real change; generally I'm knitting / crocheting for everyone else. :) Just finished a gray shawl for myself so I can toss it around my shoulders while reading in bed or watching a movie. Crossing my fingers for sunshine tomorrow so I can take a picture!

May your winter season be peaceful and relaxing. But NOT pc-less. :D