Work ~ in ~ Progress WednesdayΒ 

Hello my lovely friends  πŸ’• Thanks for visiting! 

Before Wednesday turns into Thursday I wanna show you real quick what I’m working on these days. 😊

Here’s the reason why I’m so late…


Yesterday I finished this stole….and not a moment too soon I might add. See… 😜


I guess you can say that the ‘Crochet Goddess’ smiled fondly upon me. πŸ˜‡ 

Well, that was yesterday. Today…not so much. πŸ˜•

I spent a good chunk of the day adding a ruffle border to the stole. That was a lot more time consuming than I anticipated. That thing is biiiiig! 😳

So….after picking up stitches (a lot of stitches!) with the ruffle yarn, knitting one round, starting to bind off…I noticed that the stole is now quite wavy. Not the desired effect. Meh πŸ˜”

🐸🐸🐸🐸🐸🐸🐸 ⬅️ My immediate future πŸ˜›

Oh well, not the first time, and probably not the last. 

I’m pretty sure that I know where I went wrong….more about that -hopefully- tomorrow. 

🌼🌺🌼🌺🌼🌺🌼🌺🌼🌺🌼🌺🌼🌺🌼🌺🌼🌺🌼🌺🌼🌺🌼🌺🌼🌺🌼🌺🌼🌺🌼🌺🌼

There are two more projects in progress right now. 

This one…


I’m not sure where it’s going…I just wanted to see how the fuzzy yarn looks as a piece, not just as a border. It’s kinda cute, don’t you think? There is an idea trying to form in my mind….let’s see if it leads to something. 

And then there is, of course, the never ending story of the cardigan. 😏

After I finished the back with the funky yarn, the maroon seams really didn’t fit the picture anymore. So I undid them, and redid them in funky 😁

See what you think 

Before 


After 


It’s definitely more ‘me’ now. I love crazy colors, and sorta mismatched clothes. 😍

Did you ever rework a piece numerous times? Please tell me that -eventually – I’ll be done! πŸ˜‰

I’m looking forward to hearing from you! πŸ€—

Until next time πŸ’•

~ Tina xoxo 

Playing ‘Yarn Chicken’ and winning πŸ€£

Boom! πŸ’₯ And that’s how it’s done….well, this time 😜


Last inch of the last skein on the last row 😳 I’m quite happy that I won this round of                 ‘Yarn Chicken’ πŸ˜ƒ Sometimes it’s the little things, right? 

Hello my lovely friends πŸ’• 

My blogger friend Mrs. Craft posted 5 Rules for playing Yarn Chicken a couple of weeks ago…that’s where I learned that the battle against the end of the skein has a name. πŸ˜‹

As you can gather, the ‘Purple-icious Triangle Scarf’ is almost finished! 😁 There will be a surprise finish 😏 More on that tomorrow in the ‘Work~in~Progress’ Post. 

(Hint: think Ruffle πŸ˜‰) 

Thanks for visiting 😍 I hope you’ll peek in tomorrow! 

Until then πŸ’•

~ Tina xoxo 

New ~ Stitch ~ Sunday – Lemonpeel and MossΒ 

…..nope, not a new Smoothie recipe – really the names of two beautiful crochet stitches. πŸ˜‹

Hello my lovely friends πŸ’• I’m glad you could visit! 

Today’s stitches are not just beautiful, but also very easy…even for beginners. 

The first one – the ‘Lemonpeel’ stitch only uses two basic stitches. Single- and Double Crochet. 

So grab some yarn and a matching hook and crochet along. 😊

– Chain an even number of stitches for the foundation chain. 

– Row 1 Chain 1, sc in the second chain from the hook, dc in the next stitch. *sc in the next stitch, dc in the one after that* . Repeat to the end of the row. 

– Row 2 Chain 1, turn your work. Sc in the very first stitch, dc into the next. Repeat alternating sc and dc to the end of the row. 

Repeat Row 2 until your piece is the desired size. 

It’ll look like this…

The second stitch is the Moss Stitch. This one is moving fast to the top of my list of favorites! 😍

Ready? Let’s go…

– Chain an even number of stitches for the foundation chain. 

Row 1  Skip the first 3 chain stitches, and sc into the fourth. *Ch 1, skip the next stitch, sc into the next* Repeat to the end of the row, ending with a sc in the last chain. 

Row 2  Ch 2, turn your work. Sc in the first chain space of the previous row. Ch1, sc in chain space and so on. Last stitch should be a sc into ch space. 

Repeat Row 2 until you’ve reached the desired length. 

There, wasn’t that easy. πŸ€— You wanna know what it looks like? 

I love it worked with a ‘self-patterned’ yarn 


Pretty nifty, eh? 😎

Do you think you’ll give these stitches a try? What will you make? Let me know …because I’m quite nosy by nature 😜

Now I leave you alone so you have time to practice! 😁

I hope to see you soon! 

Until then πŸ’•

~ Tina xoxo 

A Fiber ~ Art ~ MomentΒ 

Hello my lovely friends πŸ’• Thanks for coming back! 

For today’s Fiber ~ Art ~ Moment I picked some beautiful wearable art by Beverly Ash Gilbert. 

Her motto is ‘Color feeds the soul’, and this shows through in all her felted creations. 😍

On her website http://www.beverlyashgilbert.com/gallery/galleryoffiberart.html she says 
“My goal is to inspire you with fun new ways to use color

Whether your passion is making and appreciating art or

Beautifying your business and home in small or large ways 

Color Feeds the Soul”

Here are 2 examples of her work ….

         
Stunning, aren’t they? πŸ’•

I don’t know Beverly personally, but I feel that I’ll get to know one of her creations up close and personal very soon. 😁

I hope you enjoyed today’s pick. πŸ€—

Until next time πŸ’•

~ Tina xoxo 


Your Weekend Chuckle πŸ˜‚

Hello my lovely friends πŸ’• Thanks for peeking in! 

Filed away for future use 😜

Have a great weekend! πŸ€—

Gotta run now, but I’ll be back later with a ‘Fiber ~ Art ~ Moment’ πŸ˜€

Until then πŸ’•

~ Tina xoxo 

Recipe ~ Friday 🍽 Fancy (low-cal) Tuna Salad 

Hello my lovely friends πŸ’• Thanks for visiting. πŸ˜€ Wanna know what’s for dinner? 

I’m veering of course from last week’s plan/post …remember I showed you the book ‘I Hear America Cooking’ and wanted to ‘test cook’ something from Chapter 1? Well, turns out that it’s mostly Chilis and hot soups! While that will be awesome in the fall, it’s not so great during the heat wave we’re just sitting/sweating through. πŸ˜ŽπŸŒžπŸ‘™

So tonight we’re having a fancy-ish Tuna Salad πŸ₯— It’s easy, perfect for this weather – the kitchen and you will stay cool 😁- and low-cal! 😜 Doesn’t get better than that, right? 

All you need is 

~ a can of Tuna (or a Rotisserie chicken; or beans for a vegan version)

~ a jar of sweet relish 

~ Pepper 

~ Lettuce 

~ and anything cold and delicious you can think of πŸ₯‘πŸ…πŸ₯•πŸŒ½πŸ₯’πŸŒΆ

πŸ’«Mix the Tuna with an equal amount of relish. Add Pepper. 

Mix well (It won’t be exactly pretty at this point…but you will make it look awesome πŸ˜‹)

Arrange on a bed of lettuce, and garnish with all your favorite things. 😊

Here are a few of mine…boiled Eggs, Olives, Banana Peppers, Cucumber, Radishes, Artichoke Hearts, Cherry Tomatoes. 

There! Now it’s pretty, right?! 😺


What is your favorite hot-weather dish? We’re expecting a lot more hot days, so I’ll do a happy dance πŸ’ƒπŸ» for each and every suggestion!  πŸ˜Ž

Have an amazing weekend! 

Until next time πŸ’•

~ Tina xoxo 

The Blue Sky Award

Hello my lovely friends   πŸ’•    Thank you for stopping in! Today I have to share some wonderful news with you. πŸ˜€

The lovely Kelley, writer of the wonderful https://kelleysdiy.com/category/crafts/ 
blog, graciously nominated me and my blog for the Blue Sky Award 😍
Thank you so much, Kelley! I’m tickled pink for receiving this lovely award. It’s definitely a boost and inspiration, ’cause now I feel like I’m doing alright and should keep going. 😁
This is my first nomination, and I feel honored for receiving it from an awesome blogger. You should set aside a few minutes and check out her blog…she’s very creative, and every visit brings me a few more things for my ‘to-(wanna)-do list’.

Now I’m supposed to tell you a few random facts about myself
I’ll try not to bore you πŸ€“
Here we go….

~ After being a ‘gypsy’ (aka Army Wife) for twenty-some years, I now live in Kansas, transplanted from Germany.

~ I love the outdoors. Nothing to strenuous though…being outside with the dogs, gardening, walking under trees – I guess in Japan they call it ‘tree-bathing’….have you heard about that? I recently saw a video about it – and in Japan it’s actually therapy for all kinds of ailments.

~ My favorite book is ‘Rebecca’ by Daphne duMaurier

~ My favorite singer is Garth Brooks.  πŸ€    Last month I was lucky enough to score tickets to his show in KC. And what a show that was! I was truly dazzled and walking on clouds for days!

~ I’m obsessed with emojis – If you ever read one of my posts you probably figured that one out already 😝

~ Coffee! β˜•οΈ  ’nuff said

~ My favorite season is Autumn. The crisp air, the cool nights, the colors everywhere – it’s just glorious. πŸ‚πŸƒπŸ

~ I would love to live near the ocean.   🌊   Maybe one day!

~ My favorite quote is….


 

About the TV – mostly it’s just playing in the background when I crochet…and since I don’t wear my glasses when crocheting, knitting, it’s more like radio. πŸ˜‹ I do like to be entertained though, no sad movies for me! I definitely tune in for ‘The Big Bang Theory’, ‘Monk’, and ‘Columbo’.

I hope you’re still with me! 😘

πŸ†Now it’s time for the nominations of some fabulous bloggers πŸ†….Drumroll please πŸ₯

These bloggers never fail to inspire, lend support, and entertain! πŸ’• 

 https://thecobweboriumemporium.wordpress.com/category/about-me/

https://nothingbutknit2.wordpress.com/about/

https://craftandothercrazyplans.com

https://itsatsweetsday.blog

https://teaandtales1.wordpress.com/2017/06/13/look-for-the-positive-even-if-you-need-to-squint/

Don’t forget to post your own nominations, and your random facts! As per the 
THE RULES:  πŸ€“

 β€’ You have to thank the person who nominated you and provide a link to their blog!

 β€’ Nominate bloggers of your choice.

 β€’ Link the nominees and inform them about their nomination.

 β€’ Share some facts about yourself.

I’m looking forward to everything you have to say/share! 😍

Thank you all for visiting and reading! πŸ€—

Until next time πŸ’•

~ Tina xoxo 

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