Friday, August 20, 2010

Back to Crocheting!

It's been a few years since I've done any crocheting and lately I've been thinking about getting back into it. I used to just crochet while watching TV. I guess I got so caught up with work and responsibilities and things, where it doesn't leave a whole lot of time to do much of anything else, because I'm usually too tired for it. So, I'm going to try to take a little time out to do some crocheting again.
About 2 weeks ago I stumbled upon this blog about granny squares. What it actually is: it's a bunch of girls in different groups crocheting 9 granny squares in their color group. Everybody keeps one and sends the other 8 to the organizer of the whole thing. Then everybody gets 8 back, one from each of the girls in the group. I thought to myself, what a cool idea and wanted to try it. Almost all the girls are in Germany, which that's not a problem. As a matter of fact, after contacting the coordinator she was really nice and reserved me a place for the color group I requested. The problem I ran into, was trying to find the right yarn. I searched high and low on the internet and some local stores for the appropriate one for several days and was about to give up on the whole idea of joining the exchange. I had contacted a few companies, and finally heard back from one. They're in Canada and they do have the wool I need, even though in limited colors, but enough of a selection to participate and they ship to the States, yeah:)
So, after placing my order this week, I'm patiently waiting for my yarn now, so I can get started. The group is called Grannylieseln and you can find them here. There's still some openings for anyone, who'd like to join!

Monday, August 9, 2010

Time to relax


I love to go to Panera's and have one of these delicious pastries (bearclaw) and a coffee mocha or a latte. It's nice to just sit outside, when it's not too hot, with my husband and enjoy a good cup of coffee like this and talk and just take an hour or so to unwind from the every day stress. We've also taken our laptops and I've done a bit of blogging or postcrossing, or just surf the net, since they have the wireless connection there. Sometimes you have to have a little me-time!:)
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Saturday, August 7, 2010

Finally some time off

Yeah, a week-end off! Spent last night catching up on uploading some postcards to my Flickr group for the monthly RR's. They're so addictive, but sooo much fun and I've received some really awesome postcards. You can see some of them here. It is really a lot of work to keep them all organized and I'm sooo behind. One of these days hopefully I'll get all caught up.

Friday, August 6, 2010

Welcome to my new blog

Hi everyone!
I've decided to start another blog to talk about whatever comes to mind. I still have my postcard blog, which I started over a year ago and thoroughly enjoy!
Although my life isn't that exciting, but I thought I'd give it a try. I have so many interests, just lately not much time for them. Hopefully, one of these days I'll get a bit more organized and squeeze some time in for them.
So, feel free to take a look and leave a comment if you like.