Saturday, August 9, 2014


I planted coneflowers last summer and they never bloomed, but this summer they've gone bonkers.  And the best part?  Butterflies LOVE them!  We've had at least four different types of butterflies this summer.

Thursday, August 7, 2014

Mom's Blankets

Hello!  Yes, I'm still alive.  I've just been immersed in toddler/baby life.  Both kids are now in daycare, so I'm starting to shower on a more frequent basis...well, five out of seven days, at least.  Hopefully, now that things are more routine, I'll also be able to find a little bit of time to craft.  I am bursting with ideas, but lack the time.  In the meantime, I can share something from my mom who came for a visit last weekend.

Blankets!  Huge, gorgeous, heavy blankets!  She crocheted them out of leftover yarn.  This was yarn that was thrifted or donated to her.  My mom has arthritis in her hands, so crocheting helps provide some relief.  She said that it hurts like the dickens when she's making them at night, but the next morning her hands feel much better.

To help you understand the size, here's a baby for scale:

She just crocheted tons of tight, straight lines with various types of yarn:
Neon yarn!
Fuzzy yarn!
Glitter yarn!
They'll come in super handy if we have another polar vortex!  Thanks, Mom!  xoxo