Thursday, June 30, 2011

Wednesday, June 29, 2011

Monday, June 27, 2011

The Toy Society

This looks awesome fun, and I can't wait to get started!

"The Toy Society spreads love throughout the streets of the world. Nothing to it really just a bunch of handmade toys looking for a nice home. What started as a small street art project in Australia is slowly spreading around the world."

I think I'm going to start with a felt scotty dog first.  Wheee!

Thursday, January 27, 2011

Yarn Acquired!

The 2011 Special Olympics USA Scarf Project is underway. This year's colors are Red Heart Super Saver #886 Blue and #512 Turquoise. I got my yarn today!

For more information on how to participate, here's a link: 
I found the "FAQ" section to be very helpful.

I found the turquoise yarn easily at Michael's, but they didn't have the correct shade of blue. They had Royal and Navy, but not 886 Blue. WalMart had both colors, for a cheaper price. Bonus!

Click on "Project Guidelines" for details and free patterns.
You can knit or crochet your scarves, and any pattern will do as long as you use both colors of yarn. I will be doing a double-strand crochet with a fat hook.  It's easy, and it turns out nice and thick.

If you scroll down to the bottom of the Project Guidelines page, you can choose which state you want to help. It looks like this:

Each state has slightly different requirements for scarf size, number of scarves needed, and submission deadlines. You can support any state you like!

I'll be sending my scarves to the Northern California folks. Their goal is to collect approximately 1,150 scarves for athletes, coaches, volunteers and supporters. As of January 8, they only had 45 scarves. The California shipping deadline is February 25, so that gives me a few weeks to work my magic.  :)

Happy stitching!

Wednesday, January 26, 2011

Winter Garden

I love having dirt under my nails!

We're off to a good start on our winter garden. So far we've planted celery, walla walla onions, elephant garlic, sweet peas, red cabbage, green cabbage, bok choy, parsley, and cauliflower.  I also included pansies, nierembergia, and erysimum flowers. Here's a picture of the first bed:

The flimsy little rope "fence" is to discourage the dog from jumping in the box.  So far it's working!

The second bed will have 4 kinds of lettuce, LOTS of spinach, green chard, rainbow chard, broccoli, and more flowers.  That should be finished by today or tomorrow.