Progress in color experiment

Here's more for the Kaleidescope afghan....



Originally uploaded by slichly.
I got this pattern from my knitting guild. Instead of using different colors for the blocks, I used the same variegated baby yarn. Each square or rectangle is unique so it was fun seeing how they would each turn out. I also got a lot of practice picking up stitches. I added a simple white border and crocheted a crab stitch (reverse sc) around the edge. Of course, I still have to weave in all the ends....



It is SOOOOO hot and humid that I can not even think clearly. Obviously, neither can my children because they have resorted to humiliating the dog:


Doll Quilt

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Originally uploaded by slichly.
My first quilt! Made on the machine using scraps from the clothes I recently made for P and S. There are lots of boo-boos but I don't think the dolly will mind.


Busy in the heat

It has warmed up considerably. Definitely no "June Gloom" this year. Last week was incredibly busy.

Sarah's Dance recital. She had 2 and 1/2 costume changes this year. Quite an accomplishment!

Mike's 5th Grade "Graduation/Promotion" ceremony. "Hurray!, you finished elementary school. Hope you liked it because now everything else is going to be really hard." I am so optimistic. Please ignore the fact that I seem to wear the same shirt in every picture of me lately. It's been so hot, I don't really care.

Here's some of my crochet buddies. My mom needed some pics for her charity director so now you can see where we meet.


Kaleidoscope beginnings

Originally uploaded by slichly.
I bought this book for this pattern. The finished afghan is pictured on the cover. The game I am playing is to pick the colors with my eyes closed out of a black bag. Whatever color I pick, is the one I have to use. Should be interesting.


The fastest way to take off fifteen years

At least that is how I feel. I am now officially a college student again. For those of you who don't know my history, I dropped out of college right before my senior year because my college cancelled my major. With some soul searching, school burn-out and the thrill of getting married, I decided to "take some time off". Famous last words, someone told me then.

Life happened and I became married, working full-time, having babies, moving up in a moderate career in Property Management, having more babies, quit job, became stay-at-home mom. Of course, the last decision was the best one I ever made and I think being a mom is the hardest job I've ever done. (and will continue to do).

The co-op preschool that Paige and I will be going to in the Fall is linked to our local community college. You have to become a student there to enroll in the preschool. Future teachers and child-care providers do observation and projects with the Center and the children there. There is a ton of security and clearances ans such so nobody has to get all panicky about that. I think Paige will be a great example for future teachers to see what they are getting into. :) in more ways than one.

I started thinking about how many classes would I have to take to get an "official" degree. I hate that after all the schooling I had, I technically have nothing higher than a HS diploma.

Well, my oldest child will probably graduate before me but I am now an offical student who took her first offical class this evening on her way to becoming a Nurse (R.N.) It is something I have always wanted to do.

I will not have as much time for crafting as I would like but there are only so many hours in the day. Marriage and mommyhood come first.

Any advice, well-wishes, prayers are welcome just no questioning my sanity because it is probably slightly off.


Blending yarns

I am having a lot of fun combining yarns to make new color combinations. I am making "tweed" looking granny squares using only my scraps. It's my twist on a "scrap afghan". I think this is a great way to venture into some color theory. Here are some greenish versions for Project Spectrum.