Sometimes I think I have crafter's ADD. I just can't help floating from craft to craft and project to project, sometimes at the expense of not finishing one that I've started. I have always loved art and crafting. When I was growing up my mom did a lot of knitting, crocheting and sewing. She was involved with a company called Creative Circle years and years ago, and taught me how to cross stitch, embroider, and do other needle work. I loved making "friendship bracelets" back in the day with embroidery floss. I think I had committed at least 15 different knotted designs to memory, and could probably still create a lot of them. I remember making a hand sewn dinosaur for my sister for Christmas one year. I took art class all through high school. I loved fabric and collected fat quarters with no particular project in mind. Then when my son was born I started quilting, and even though I would dabble with other crafts here and there after that, quilting dominated most of my crafting. Now several years later, I can't seem to see another type of craft and not give it a try. First it was jewelry making, then knitting, now its crochet. I joined ravelry shortly after starting knitting, and while browsing through the patters, I kept coming across the cutest little softies. Unfortunately (or so I thought) many of them were crocheted. I'm sure most of you are familiar with them, they are called amigurumi. Well, the last time my parents came to visit I had my mom show me the simple single, double and treble crochet, and true to form, I took that information and ran with it. I was bound and determined to learn to crochet because I was going to make some of those amigurumi. Well.... I am thrilled to show off my first little cutie!
I've been trying to get out there and run, but a sore ankle has kind of kept me down (but not out) for a while. I know some of it is due to the extra weight I carry, and I really think its mostly due to really tight muscles...I really need to stretch more consistently. Another big factor were my shoes. They were way past their prime, so I invested in a new pair of running shoes.
Other than that life has been pretty quiet, which is nice. Especially after so much drama for the last couple years, so I can't complain. Nothing too exciting, not too boring, just enough to keep life interesting which is always good. Well, I am off to enjoy the day, and try to fit in all that needs to be done. Hope you all have great one!! Warmest country wishes!!
5 years ago