Tuesday, September 30, 2014

Photo journaling-fall has arrived!

Ahhhhhh-how autumnal!!!
Magical fall

Sun up-joy in the morning

Sun down

Magic pinecones


Volunteers-they volunteered to grow.

I ordered photoboards of my babies.

Daisy with bokeh

Baby Puss

A little family of mushrooms at the golden hour.  (I forgot to include this photo in my last post.  How could I forget the 'shrooms???)

Have a great day, everybody!

Wednesday, September 24, 2014

Photo journaling

Rocco-watching the leaves change color

When I called his name

Another time I called his name

I never get tired of rainbows.

The sun is off the deck in the afternoon, so I move to the yard to work on rugs.  I'm like a cat, looking for sunny spots.

Morning rays

A wet web

Toy soldier lichen on the deck railing

Another beautiful sunrise

Beautiful Baby Puss (one of my grandkitties) in a grocery bag.

Oh, Baby Puss!

She's really growing.  (She's two weeks older in this photo than the previous two.)

Here's my other grandkitty-Mr. Puss.

He's so handsome!

Pitt Panther

Cathedral of Learning on Pitt campus

Cows 'n clouds

Have a great day!

Thursday, August 28, 2014

Rag rug photoshoot

I feel like makin'...rugs!

This is one that my sister asked me to redo because a section of it was stained.  So I unraveled the whole thing,  and crocheted it back up, replacing the stained part.

This one's made of almost all painted sheets.  (Except for that Tommy Hilfiger surfboard sheet!)  I got the idea to paint all the white sheets I  had when I looked down at the old paint-covered capris I was wearing.  :)

I'm sending this one to a friend.

I gave this one to a friend.

My sleepy helper-Mr. Roc.

Rag rug pile-those babies are heavy!

A stack of (23) rag rugs-or a rag rug ottoman.  I sat on it-pretty comfy!
Over the last five weeks I've worked my way through countless sheets!  So many people had gifted me their sheets and I hadn't crocheted for so long-they had really piled up.  (Only a few t-shirts were used in these rugs.  They are, for the most part, made with sheets.)  I had a lot of fun going down to the basement and picking sheets that I thought would work together.  I also picked up a few from Goodwill, an Amish thrift store that's five minutes from my house, and a little thrift store near my daughter's apartment. (I don't like to pay more than a dollar per sheet.) Also, I swear the sheets kept multiplying in my basement.  (Like fishes and loaves!)  Just when I thought I had run out, I'd find more lurking here and there.  Just this morning I found seven! (paint spattered-that's okay) that were covering a big old engine that Larry has sitting in the basement.  I've spent a lot of hours sitting on the steps of the deck, soaking in the sun, while tearing sheets.  (It makes a huge mess if I do it in the house.)  Very therapeutic.  So, that's what I've been up to.  I'm not sure what I'll do with them all.  Probably keep them to use for gifts.  I'm not really wanting to deal with yucky parts that come with selling.

I like making these so much, I think, because I can make something beautiful with items that are essentially ready for the rag bag.  (I love the idea of making something out of nothing.) Also, the equipment needed is only a pair of scissors and a crochet hook-I like to keep it simple these days, plus-it's an inexpensive hobby.

Well, I better get  back to my hook now.  Have a great day!