Friday, January 11, 2013

Finished Friday

I know you've been waiting on pins and needles to see them: my finished projects! Well, maybe not pins and needles. You might not even be curious. But here they are anyway.
The Have a Heart Shawl:
Stretched out
The Ombre Basket:
Holds my Stash-buster project perfectly
My friends and I took a trip to Hobby Lobby today. We had a great time as always. I amused myself by taking pictures of all the owls I could find.
My favorites:
Of course, I had to bring home a couple. Couldn't leave them all in the store!
I also picked up some yarn, crochet thread, 2" plastic rings, a few scrapbook supplies, embroidery floss labels, and fabric. 
See the rings on the right? I paid $4 for 10 (5 in each package). On the way home, we stopped at a thrift store. I bought these.
Drapery rings! They had little metal clips on them, but they unscrewed really easily. It left a small hole in the ring, but since I'm going to crochet around them it doesn't matter. They're 2" just like the plastic rings, just a little thicker. I got the whole bag (28 inside) for $2!
After we got home, I played a video game with Hope before going to my jewelry show. Now, I'm exhausted and ready for bed. What a day :-)

 Dishcloth a Day #11

Are you getting a crick in your neck from looking at them sideways? Always the dishcloth pictures get flipped. Oh, well. 
This one was a little tricky because I'm not used to the puff stitch, but I like the way it came out. The Purple Puffs Dishcloth pattern can be found on

Photo a Day Challenge January 11, 2013

Today's prompt was Water. This is my friend's birdbath. The picture's not so interesting, but the story behind the bird bath is. A few years ago, my brother found a stone birdbath on the side of the road (one of those curb side pick up freebies). He brought it to me to put in my yard. After a couple of months, I found out it was a breeding ground for mosquitoes in summer. I gave it away at a yard sale.
Last year, I went to my friend, Sarah's, house. Sitting in her front yard was the birdbath I had given away at my yard sale! She had gotten it from another yard sale.
When summer came, she realized the mosquito problem and offered it to our friend, Angela. She said something about making it into a planter, but it has water in it now. This bird bath has been all over town!

Daily Inspiration

Personality can open doors,
but only character can keep them open.
-Elmer G. Letterman

Thanks for reading!
Blessings :-)


  1. Cute shawl. I love wearing the shawl I made around the house in the winter.

    1. Thanks! Yours came out great; I bet it's nice and warm. This one's for Hope; she loves scarves and shawls.

  2. I love the shawl and the basket. Interesting story about the bird bath. :)

    1. Thanks!
      The bird bath makes us smile whenever we see it, thinking of all the places it's been!

  3. Congrats on the finishes. They all turned out great. I like them owl. Great story about the bird bath.


    1. Thanks!
      I love owls; can't get enough of them!