Thursday, July 25, 2013

The Perils of Guttony!

Erg! I ate too much at lunchtime, and I simply ache.

Of course eating that chocolate muffin after lunch helped matters not one bit.

I should be more careful. I have a banana here too, but there's just no way. I peer in it's direction only to become aware that my stomach is turning flip flops at the thought of ingesting it.

"No, no, no!" Saith the gastric monster. "Thou art already splitting the seams of thy pantlings, and 'tis assurance that thy gluteus Maximus is already Maximus enough!"

So much for my Shakespearean belly. Or would that be rubenesque? Probably the latter, since I resemble neither a shake nor spear.

Elton is coming along. His head is finished, and I'm working on his body now. I figure that I'm about half done with it. I won't be able to work on him much tonight because I have a quilting class. All this and a bellyache, too. I think I'll say no to McDonald's tonight. That's a first, right?

I have 10 minutes to go. I want to lie down and take a nap. Cya!

Thursday, July 4, 2013

Great Notions!

I volunteered to help with a project at the office. It's all non-profit stuff, and while I was thinking about it, I had this epiphany.

I could teach kids to knit, crochet, sew--all sorts of things! Like having a "home ec" teacher.

And then maybe have a weekly "knit night"!

So I talked about it with the "boss", and he thought it was a GREAT idea.

So at some point, I'm going to be in charge of a "group knit", and I can barely wait to start. Something neat to do with my retirement, too.

For now, though, I'll do the liaison stuff and help create stuff for the website. Can you believe it? I was asked if I would like to do that! Of course, I accepted. What cool padding for my resume! Not that I'm considering working that much longer. When I retire, I want to be able to have a little fun, work on my house and garden, help my husband remodel the basement, and other assorted things.

Tomorrow, we're taking the air conditioner in to be worked on--it didn't cool us last year very well. I hope we can get it back before the heat gets back into the red zone.

But today, we're just lazy around the house. Hubby has been burning lawn waste and limbs from the pine trees (don't worry, we started early in the morning before the grass even considered accepting dew drops). Firing off the blaze was hotter than hot, and it was hours before we could get close enough to it to rake up the tinder around the main fire. It's all down now, and smoking still, but there's no open flames. We're keeping our eyes on it.

Later, when the sun starts to go down, we might do a little weeding in the garden. It certainly could use it.

Elton is not coming along very fast. When weather starts to heat up, my need to be close to yarn goes way down. Even with smaller projects.

And while I was sitting in my chair this morning, I saw a doe and her twin fawns! That was really cool.

Tuesday, July 2, 2013


This is Elton. This is the picture I borrowed to show you the end result of what I'm working on, since what I actually HAVE done doesn't look like much just yet. That is to say, I've done the curly mop on the top of his head, and the snout. No ears, so he can't hear. No eyes, so he has no real personality yet. I haven't even sewn his lips, so he's not talking much either. So I used Paola Novarro's picture, so you could see that he's at least going to be extremely cute and cuddly. 

You can find the pattern on Delicious Crochet and he is one of a great many patterns that you can buy there, each one is cuter than the last, and Paola is going strong, putting out about 5 or 6 new creations in a year! I think that's awesome. You have no idea how long it takes to plan these patterns, and my hat is off and I'm bowing low in homage to this designer.

So head on over to Paola's site and check out the creations there. There's an adorable caveman...