Sunday, March 25, 2007

Loose ends

I've been flap, flap, flapping around the house this week trying to tick things off the craft to do list. I knew things were a bit out of control when I was sitting at work being stressed about coming home :) But now:

  • Loose ends have been woven in:

  • Glue has been applied (with a paintbrush of course):


  • Things have been hung in their new homes (this is what you see when you walk in the front door. Well, this and cats.)


  • And the last of the birthday brooches have been made and sent!


The universe obviously felt I deserved congratulating for all that ticking off (we won't mention the poms) because I got a little surprise in the mail:


Yarn pirate. Oh how I have coveted thee. Well the lovely Melissa must be my fairy-yarn-mother (or something) cause we're having a little sock yarn swap and this is what she sent me. I often drool over the yummy yarn on US knitblogs (koigu, socks that rock, yarntini, sundara yarn and yarn pirate are all on the shortlist) so I'm super psyched to have some of my own. Thanks so much Melissa, excellent choice. And I must have been extra good, because look what else I got - gorgeous little hand made coasters.


  • Oh, and your parcel's in the mail Melissa.

Tick.

Ed: I know I said it in the last post, but the cross-stitch pattern is from Subversive cross stitch and there's instructions for the framed fabric at purl bee. Oh, and the brooch pattern is from mollychicken. Didn't want it looking like I was taking credit for other people's ideas!

18 comments:

2paw said...

Wow, you've ticked off so much and it all looks so great. I do like the wool: how gorgeous. I think, here, we all covet that which we cannot obtain!!!

E said...

I love the material you chose to frame, it's great :) I'm glad that the crafty gods witnessed your good karma and sent you something just as marvellous!

miss ewe said...

Sounds like the very best kind of "ticked off". I meant to be like that yesterday -- all kinds of good intentions -- but instead I just knit!

knittingphilistine said...

Great additions to the decor... LOVE the cross stitch. I need a t-shirt that says that. And woot! Yarn Pirate yarn!! Gorgeous--have fun knitting with it!

Madge said...

Such a crafty dynamo you've been. Kudos! And first worms and now ticks...are you sure the critters haven't been bringing things home? Heh.

Mmm Yarn Pirate. Now that you have so many things crossed off your list you can jump in and cast on - so, whatcha gonna make with it?

And I do love your framed fabrics by the front door. Sooo pretty!

melissa said...

i'm glad you liked the yarn pirate - i think that colorway is so beautiful. i hope you make something great with it!

oh, and i love your framed fabric! i saw the idea on the purl site but seeing it in a real home is nice. it's such a cute way to show off all your nice fabric. :)

Rose Red said...

I love all of the things in your post! I also love my brooch, which arrived last week - weeeeeeee! Thank you so much!

vera said...

yay! they all look so gorgeous! especially loving that cross-stitch- so cool!
lucky you, you got some yarn pirate!!!

del said...

You WERE good & so deserved some yummy yarn! I love all the crafty things you did.

Shazmina Bendi said...

You were right BP, the spots look grand! You are a goddess!

Little Mysteries said...

I love the cross stitch, it makes me smile. The framed fabric's look gorgeous.

Rachael said...

oh, yum...Yarn Pirate Yarn..jelousy abounds....
(I'd love to cross stitch "Sarcasm is just one of our many services"....)

Bells said...

BP you are such an inspiration to me. Everything you do is beautiful! Great photos. I enjoyed this post very much!

lobstah said...

What a lovely entryway you have now!

Louise said...

I am so impressed. You deserve all those gorgeous gifts and all the praise and comments you are getting. I love the hoops - lucky you those gifted coaster are fabulous ;-) I am so jealous.

Leah said...

Wow!! You are a crafting machine!!

I seriously love those framed swatches. I am so stealing your* idea & doint it myself!

Man, that yarn pirate looks good! Oh & you got those cute coasters! You must have been good!!

*I'm dubbing it "yours" as I never would have see it without you!

Dipsy said...

Wow, you've been so productive - I'm absolutely impressed! It all looks so fantastic - and gosh, the yarn is awesome too!

Sourire11 said...

I love the Irony is Dead sampler! So cool! and your wall hangings are adorable...

yeah for ticking things off of the list!