Entry No. 44

photo(13)Last night, I started yet another crochet project.  It’s just my way, having a few projects going at once.  I can switch between them depending on how much time I’ve got to sit and work {longer for complex projects, shorter for simpler ones}, what type of stitch I’m in the mood for and even what colors suit me at the moment.  They are all completed eventually – that’s what matters, right?  So, This stitch, the Basket Weave, is considered and intermediate level crochet stitch.  I tried out a swatch of it last week and I love the rhythm of both front and back-post double crochet stitches.  It’s way easier than it looks and was my first try working post-type stitches. The yarn I chose is different from what the pattern calls for; the color is Terra Cotta from Hobbly Lobby’s ‘I Love This Yarn!’ collection.   It’s working up quickly and I’ll post more photos and the pattern next week.

Entry No. 14

IMG_7757We needed some signage for our garden.  The little popsicle sticks work great you know, until everything is huge and grown… and you can’t find them any longer. So, we painted some rocks, Madelyn and I, and sprinkled some glitter here-and-there on the wet paint.  Then, when they were dry, I wrote on them with a Sharpie marker.  At the end I sprayed them with some clear gloss spray paint.  We have a large rock garden {was here when we moved in} all around the East and some of the front side of our home. We picked through for the bigger ones and used those for this project.

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Yep, I spelled Tomatoes wrong the first time around.

My garden markers were free as, I had all the supplies on hand already from previous crafts and things.  They sparkle in the sun and put a nice bit of color in with the vegetables.  I felt pretty resourceful making these and we had a great time too.  Was a windy day – very windy – and we painted outside so, the rocks dried quickly before we plopped them in the garden.  There’s more than what’s shown here – we made a lot.

“Sometimes, we just have to start over.  Often, we must begin – again.  Every now-and-then we stretch a little further, push a little harder, delve a little deeper. It’s what makes us, better.  When we’re better we’re stronger, though perhaps exhausted.  When we’re better we smile wider, sigh lighter and laugh heartier.  When we’re better, we say ‘hello’ to the unexpected.  When we greet the unexpected, we encounter wonder.  Hello, Better.”
{2 Corinthians 3:18}     
D. G. D.
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Custom Labels from my Etsy shop, the Heart of Wonder. {to visit click image}