Tuesday, April 10, 2012

Finding Inspiration

We have dust again. The kind that just hangs in the air.  Leaves one feeling a bit blah and uninspired.
While we were on Spring Break last week, I made hearts and bags and all sorts of Easter themed items.

I even crocheted when we traveled.
But nothing this week.  Like Jingles, I've just kinda been sitting.  Only doing what needs to be done.
However, today I came across Julie's crocheted owls, which led me to Carrie's pattern and then I saw Twyla's colorful crocheted blankets and I'm ready to get started on something new.  Unfortunately, it's bedtime.  Tomorrow I shall crochet!

 Have a terrific Tuesday!


pembrokeshire lass said...

Just love all the big and little things that you are able to crochet. I more and more believe that I must learn to crochet. joan

Elna said...

It's so fun to crochet. But the dust is not so fun and Jingles seams a bit unhappy.


glor said...

What cute little owls and I love the blankets ... can't wait to see what you will have on the hook. I sometimes take a few days or week off of crocheting and then full steam when I return, especially when I find such pretty patterns as these. I'm into doilies at the moment but very shortly will be starting a blanket for the grandbaby. Have a lovely day.

glor said...

Oh Tammy, I hadn't read your last post before I wrote my comment and just saw about your cousin. I am so sorry. I'm sure that leads to the quietness. Know that prayers for you and your family. Blessings.

Mariette VandenMunckhof-Vedder said...

Dearest Tammy,

Jingles is really sitting there... Hope you found some joy in your new projects!


Sam I Am...... said...

Oh, I know what you mean. We don't have that dust but we have "gray" days and I pull all the curtains, turn on little lamps and light candles to make it cozy. It helps if I don't have to look at it! LOL!
I need to do some littler projects so I can see something tangible. The bag and hearts are so sweet! I love them. Are those doilies made out of thread? I've never used thread before....always sort of frightened me it looked so tiny and delicate but I love that look.
I'll have to go look at your links to see what your friends are up to and I can't wait to see what your next project is. Last night I had to back up 4 rows on my throw as I messed up. Too much t.v. probably...I think I'm Attention deficit...really. I pay attention to whatever is the loudest. I have 3 things going right now but putting one aside until the other 2 are done.
Poor Jingles....he does look sad. Does it bother his/your eyes? Right now the pollen is bothering mine!
Is that a dishcloth or potholder I see in blue behind your doilies? You got a lot done! I'm loving my ripple but the basket is all single crochet and really boring but I need it so I'll keep going but I can only work on it for so long. The ripple, on the other hand, is so addicting I can barely put it down.LOL!
TTYL I have to go see what you're looking at on those other blogs.

podso said...

Always enjoy a look at your crochet projects. You did a good job on the hearts (I also did those ... in same color!). Your blog is so bright and pretty--in contrast to your dust photo! But it will get better. I enjoyed reading about and seeing your Dubai trip. The food looked great and it sounded so relaxing. So sorry to hear about your cousin passing ... such a tough disease.

Hope you're having a good week!

crafty cat corner said...

The wonderful thing about crochet is there are so many varied things you can make so you need never get fed up with it.
Does Jingles chase balls, because mine love to play with crochet balls filled with a bit of catnip rolled into the stuffing.

Sam I Am...... said...

I think that Twyla's afghan is the same as that Granny Stripe I'm working on or similar. There's a free tutorial and pattern for it on www.attic24.typepad.com if you need one. She has her tutorials on the left side of her blog if you're interested. I've been using her patterns almost exclusively lately she has so many! Can't wait to see what you start!

Linda said...

The owls are adorable - I have quite an owl collection, love them. All of your crocheting is beautiful - I'm always amazed when I stop by your blog to see all that you've accomplished. I don't do anything like this, but I still feel like I accomplish a lot based on all of the entertaining we do and all of the cooking and planning that goes into those things. :)

Hope that nasty dust gets out of there soon and that sunny, brighter days are ahead for you. <3


val said...

oh...I love owls too...must go by and bookmark the pattern :-)
Hope the dust clears so you have a prettier day tomorrow!

Tracey FK said...

I think it is nice to have days when you sit and do little and your crochet is really wonderful... hope the dust clears soon ...xx

Brenda Pruitt said...

I don't know how you survive that ever present dust! It would have put me in the grave a long time ago. You must have strong lungs.

erin's art and gardens said...

that thick oppressive sky doesn't seem to stop your creative pursuits! keep looking on that positive side and perhaps visualize yourself sitting in front of the taj majal crocheting away....i admire your positivity!

Mereknits said...

And I bet what you make will be amazing. Sorry about the dust again, what a mess.
hugs to you,

Susan said...

Hi Tammy....Jingles is so adorable. Hope the dust disappears soon. Susan

Tanna said...

Sometimes we just need to sit for a day. I'll look forward to seeing those owls. ;) blessings ~ Tanna

Anonymous said...

Twyla's afghans' are really great and I like the border she put around the one. This is a clever idea and one we can all relate to ~ er, those of us who have tons of yarn!

Spent the day in the garden in the front yard today and watered. It's so dry here, that we're a bit scared of what summer is going to be like!

Warm hugs (and to Jingles, too)...she sits so CUTE!


Grandma Yellow Hair said...

I love the way you captured Jingles. Too cute.
With all that dust I can imagine you not wanting to do anything but sit.
Your pieces here for Easter are really pretty.
So enjoyed your visit today. We did have a fun time Saturday. I laughed when you mentioned me throwing the eggs. haha...Girlfriend you can only stoop so much in one afternoon.
Hope the weather clears up soon
Have a wonderful week

Unknown said...

I hope your skies clear up soon .... I imagine it's an oppressive sort of gloom :(

sweet crochet projects though!

vintage grey said...

You always have such cute crochet projects!! How sweet is jingles!! Love it! xo Heather

Diane said...

You just create some of the most wonderful things Tammy. Isn't it wonderful to feel inspired by something like that? Jingles is beautiful however she poses. Diane

Angela Richardson said...

Jingles has the right idea. Sometimes it's ok to just sit, It lets you soul catch up with you!!
Hugs, Angela.

Maya Kuzman said...

In spite of the persistent dust uglying the view, you've made some great crochet pieces! Love the soft color of the hearts!
Have a lovely week!

Celestial Charms said...

Hi Tammy,
Seeing Jingles this morning has made my day. I love your cat! Owls are another favorite of mine, so I really enjoyed looking at those too. I so wish I knew how to crochet. Sending fond regards from sunny Texas. :)

Rizzi said...


Sandi~A Cottage Muse said...

I love that first photo Tammy although I don't think I'd like to see it for real!
The hearts are sweet!

SusanLotus said...

Our cats are great at showing us how to just relax ! ;)

Anonymous said...

Lots of dust here too, but I am not making any attempt to clean it, because it keeps coming back!!
I cannot believe how quickly Spring Break came and went. It is back to work tomorrow. It will be a busy week, so hope to find time for the good stuff. Cute Owls!!


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