Saturday, February 21, 2015

Staying In and Stashbusting

The weather for more than a week now has been rather blah.  On any given day, because of clouds, light rain or dust, it's just been a bit dreary so I've not been getting out and about much except for school and work.
It's been the kind of weather that makes me want to cozy up at home.
There's been no walking, but a whole lot of crocheting which definitely equals cozy in my book.  More hearts, because it's always the right time to spread a little love; little bowls for filling; and more cowls which will be given as gifts to some special young ladies we will visit this coming week.


Yesterday started out nice, but by late afternoon, a huge sand storm came blowing through.
I was hoping all the wind last night would blow the dust away but that didn't happen.
Another blah, hazy day.
So you know what that means?
More time for crochet.
 All of the yarn has been in my stash for quite a number of years so I am linking to Linda's Crafty Corner for February Stashbusting.
Happy Saturday!

38 comments:

Primroses Attic said...

Lovely crochet. Hope weather improves.
Rosezeeta.

Little Treasures said...

Well, the bad weather doesn't stop the beauty you create with your hook and yarn! Those hearts are just gorgeous!

Dagmar said...

Good morning Tammy, you have been very creative, sometimes you need days like that just to have time to do your inside crafts. We are doing a beach clean up today here in Panama..lucky we still have a month before we have to leave. I love the hearts and the cowls, lovely gifts!

Home Meadows said...

Hi Tammy, it looks like you are keeping yourself busy with pretty crochet projects. I know myself how gray days can get you down. I hope the sun shines soon so you can get out and walk as I know it is something you enjoy. I always look forward to your photos. Take care and have a nice weekend. Heather P.S. We are getting more snow here!

Vicki @ lifeinmyemptynest said...

The sandstorm pictures are amazing. I can almost hear the wind blowing!

Betsy said...

Bad weather=more crochet time. Not a bad thing is it? Love all of your hearts and the cowl. Your little kitty has the right idea, curl up and nap. We're sitting at the airport waiting for our flight. There is some concern about it being cancelled due to the big snow/I've storm on the east coast. We shall see. I'm trying to look on it all as a big adventure. :-). Happy crocheting!
Blessings,
Betsy

Aishwarya said...

lil red hearts look cute . so is the cowl. Good... you make good use of time indoors :)

faith76 said...

Always a positive when the weather is rubbish, craft time xxx

Lorrie said...

You put the bad weather days to good use with your pretty crochet projects. Lucky girls to get the cowls.
Hope the weather improves for you.

Anna said...

Great pictures ! Lovely crochet !
Have a nice weekend !
Anna

Kit said...

Look at that kitty! That's how I want to spend my today. Just got a dusting of snow. :) Kit

Teresa Kasner said...

I think you've got the right idea.. icky weather equals lots of cozy crochet and all kinds of fun gifts made in the process! I'm working on a cotton blanket in crochet and knitting a cotton washcloth when I need a break from the crochet.. lol.. ((hugs)), Teresa :-)

Anne Butera said...

I feel like curling up just like your kitty. Here it's been really cold and I am getting tired of winter and the feeling of wanting to hibernate that it gives me. Maybe I just need a new crochet project. Thanks for sharing yours!

Tanna at The Brick Street Bungalow said...

Aren't we lucky to have so much fun with yarn??? ;) Sure beats looking out the window on blah days and moping!! LOL! I LOVE that red heart on the gray background. Here's hoping you have some beautiful days ahead to you can be out and about. Until then... ;) blessings ~ tanna

Mosaic Magpie said...

Beautiful yarn in the last photo! The crocheted hearts are so nice and those cowls will be appreciated I am sure.
Do you happen to know of any cute doll shoe patterns that are crocheted...I am in a doll making frenzy around here.
xo,
Deb

Linda said...

All of your items are always beautiful.

I couldn't walk, let alone live, in that dusty climate, but I do walk outdoors here year round, even in the snow. Today here started off blah because we had a little snow system come through but the sun soon came out in the morning and melted all of the new snow and with temps in the upper 30s, we were all wearing light jackets and it literally felt warm like spring to us (that's what happens when you get used to below zero temps). But it seems it's all short lived for now and we seem to be continuing in a colder than normal temperature pattern going into March. We'll be sitting outside at a campfire on the first full weekend of March when we're staying in cabins in NORTHERN Illinois for a get-together with friends, so I guess I'll be packing tons of warm winter clothing and boots. ;)

Diane said...

Your pictures are wonderful, Tammy. It does look like great weather to stay inside. I like days like that, too.

Debby said...

Sand storms would be hard to do anything outdoors. We are snowed in.Love your hearts. I hope the sun shines soon there.

Draffin Bears said...

Hi Tammy,

I love weather like that, where you can get cozy and do something creative. The work you have done is lovely - the crocheted hearts are sweet.
Hope your weather improves
hugs
Carolyn

kathyinozarks said...

good morning Tammy I do not crochet so I always admire those that do-your work is always so lovely
winter is still here where I live and has been much colder than usual-so I have been continuing to get better with my spinning.
have a good week ahead
Kathy

Mereknits said...

Although I am sure the dust storm creates lots of mess, it is a great excuse to stay in your cozy home and crochet. I love an excuse to do that.
Hugs to you Tammy and have a wonderful week,
Meredith

Susan said...

Hello Tammy...Oh I just LOVE your hearts! So adorable.

Your weather sounds as appealing as it is here, now-----freezing cold with wayyyyy too much snow. ha!

Hope you have a good Sunday. Susan p.s. Just returned home from 10 days in Colorado!

Amy at love made my home said...

Although we are having a very wet and rainy day here, I am now very glad that is all, as after reading your post I don't think that I could cope with a sandstorm! I hope that it has all gone by now. Your projects are all lovely, especially the hearts which are especially pretty! xx

Mariette VandenMunckhof-Vedder said...

Dearesest Tammy,
Oh my what a dust... we have rain right now after a very mild 68°F day without sunshine.
But it will never be as dreary looking as in Srinagar J & K, India on Pieter's photos. We still can amuse ourselves with crocheting, writing or whatever we like to do on such odd days.
Yes, I look forward to my short days and walking and biking more!
Hugs,
Mariette

linda said...

I hope the weather has improved for you Tammy I remember those sandstorms everywhere in doors would be covered in sand too, a great excuse for some crafting time what would we do without crochet! I love your cowl and pretty hearts. Thanks for linking. xxx

Helen Philipps said...

Yes, bad weather means more time indoors for crafting for me too! You have made lots of lovely things, Tammy. I hope the weather is much nicer this week.
Helen xox

Selma from eclectichomelife.blogspot.com said...

Love your hearts. I love trying out new things. Just bought some alpaca fie the first time too! Love the sandstorm pics

Acorn to Oak said...

The dusty air that looks like fog is amazing...cough cough. We've had that a few times and had to stay in but it looks like you have it a lot more often. I've been watching your projects on Instagram and I'm amazed at how much stuff you start and finish in such a short amount of time. I SO wish I could do that.

Yesteryear Embroideries said...

Hello, oh, how I feel for you in that sand storm. Hope it all calms down for you. What beautiful crochet you do! Thank you for the link! Have a great week ahead

Poppy said...

Hi Tammy,

Your crochet creations are always so pretty; love all the valentines too, in your previous post. We get south winds from Africa, which bring with them headaches, sinus problems, and horrible moods!

Hope you get some lovely, clear, sunny days, soon!

Poppy

Dee said...

Jingles is so cute with her paw up over her nose.

When you have a dust storm, does it get inside the house too? When we had wildfires several years ago, all you could smell in the house was the smoke.

Quinn said...

That certainly does look like good crochet weather, Tammy!
I've been taking a similar approach: knitting seems like a pretty good response to the seemingly endless snowstorms here. It just feels better to be doing and making something, doesn't it? And I don't know about you, but I enjoy audiobooks when I'm at a point in a project where the pattern doesn't require constant attention.
I hope your skies are soon clear and blue again :)

Createology said...

You were so wise to enjoy your walks while the weather was so clear and nice...unlike these photos show. Always enjoy seeing your crochet pieces. Wishing you Sunshine and Clear Skies...

glor said...

Hello sweet girl. Been a while. Hoping to get back in the swing. Looking forward so seeing you!!!! blessings, as always.

Nancy said...

I have a relative in Oman and she's shared what those sand storms are like! I have to say they are quite impressive. Glad you hunkered down with some more yarn and your live ball of fur.

Your next walk under a blue sky will be glorious. =)

CatieAn said...

your hearts and cowls are beautifully done and look very loved filled. I have been cozying in from cold winds.

Liz D said...

How fun to stay in and be cozy! Your heats are adorable. And I love the cowls! It s been so cold here, I am loving warm scarves and hats and mittens.

lizzy

Catherine said...

Yucky weather is always a good excuse to stay indoors and be crafty!
Let us hope that March brings us both lovely weather!
xo Catherine

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