Tuesday, January 20, 2015
Sunday, January 18, 2015
I've been smiling today because I've been enjoying a little fire in my fireplace! While doing so I was able to listen to some podcasts (Wait Wait Don't Tell Me, Ted Radio Hour, Mysterious Universe, The Accidental Creative and Invisibilia) and work on a couple of crochet projects (a blanket and a scarf, both of which I'll share soon).
There's something so meditative about a fire. Watching the flames and listening to the crackling is so relaxing. In fact, I think I hear it calling me to do a little reading and writing in front of it before bed...
Hope you had a lovely weekend my friends!
Friday, January 16, 2015
The much anticipated doily I alluded to in this post is here! If it's not "much anticipated," just play along. This doily is from the pattern "Regency" No. 7809 from the Star Book No. 78, Television and Radio Scarfs. (This is the same book that I did my "Doily-Along" from!)
Tuesday, January 13, 2015
Sunday, January 11, 2015
I'm hoping this doesn't sound shallow, but there's a tv show that really makes me smile. I don't watch a lot of tv, (and I try to keep the amount of time spent watching the news down to a minimum as it tends to bring me down), but I just love Treehouse Masters. Have you seen it?! This show makes me smile for a couple of reasons.
First of all, I just love treehouses. I don't have one, but a treehouse would be my dream house. I think my love of them started after I saw The Swiss Family Robinson as a kid! There's just something so fun and exciting about them, not to mention the close relationship they have to nature! If you've been around here for a little while, it's no shocker that I'm a big fan of trees.
Another reason I love this show, is you get to watch the creative process. Creating custom works of art is like fun problem solving. Or at least I think so! It's fun to see what Pete Nelson (the host of the show) designs up after seeing the trees he has to work with on the property, and what the clients want, adding such personal touches that perfectly tailor the treehouses to the clients.
Watching Pete Nelson in general is just fun. (I apologize for you using the word "fun" so much!) He is so upbeat, enthusiastic, excited, and obviously loves what he's doing. It's very inspiring to watch someone who's following their bliss.
What about you? Are you as obsessed with treehouses as I am? What tv shows make you smile?
Hope you all have a fun week!
Saturday, January 10, 2015
STOP! It's Doily Time! (Can you hear the M.C. Hammer music?) Just trying to make this post a little more exciting for the non-doily lovers (if you can believe there are such people) out there. I'm afraid I'm not wearing any Hammer pants (or am I?!), so this is probably where the excitement ends. But for those of you who are more doily-inclined, you may want to keep reading. (If you are not interested in doilies, I certainly won't stop you from continuing to read, but don't say I didn't warn you of a lack of interesting content.)