Tuesday, December 7, 2010

In the Past Few Weeks...

Thank you to the people who took these pictures and shared them so nicely... You can click on any of them to see them larger.

Dresden got back to her inner feral dog in one of her favorite spots... I love watching how insanely happy this makes her.

I’ve been crocheting and helped teach my nieces how to crochet. I learned about ten new stitches amazingly easily by watching video tutorials like this one, and this one and this one for more complicated stitches. If you want to learn how to crochet, forget the books and diagrams and look at video tutorials, it makes it 500% easier and it’s nowhere near as headache-inducing and time-consuming... Crocheting is so relaxing it’s addictive. Maybe it channels excess energy and stress out through the fingers, whatever it does, it’s great.

I also did a lot of hanging out with family over Thanksgiving.

When I spoke with my mother one recent morning, she asked me if I was going to paint that day. I said no, because the single pane, mostly glass door next to my painting space made it too cold. Being the ever-resourceful and creative mother that she is, she suggested using an old foam mattress I’ve had leaning up in my workshop to cover the door.

It works perfectly and it is a perfect fit for covering the glass.  Thanks Mom : )

Hopefully the paintings I'm working on will be finished soon and I'll be able to post pictures of them...


  1. love the pictures! thanks! that gray hat with the bobblies is super cute. thinking of you lots.

  2. I LOVE those hats! And the pictures!

  3. Thanks for linking those youtube vids. i am going to check in with those when i finish my current embroidery project.
    praising God for his mercy in pain relief for sure!
    RE: Handels 'Messiah'... we went a few years ago in Charlotte. Neil fell asleep, but i could hardly keep from tearing up- it was so beautiful.