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Long time, no post…


Yeah, it has been a really long time.  I haven’t been feeling well for about that long….  Fibromyalgia is sucking the life out of me.  I need to put up more of a fight.

I think I’ll get back to writing here because I need something to keep me going.  I’m working on getting back into reading too.  I didn’t read much at all last year.  It is so hard to focus and I find myself reading the same line over and over again and forgetting what I read.

Anyway, when I went to the doctor last week (I think it was) I had planned to do something before and changed my mind.  Whenever I leave the house in the winter the cold makes me start to hurt all over.  Usually, my husband drives me.  He picks me up in a warmed up car and drops me off right at the door so I spend as little time as possible in the cold.  Well, something came up and I ended up driving myself.  So, forgetting that I can’t do what I used to, I planned some other stops along the way.  Once I left the warm garage though and the cold air started seeping into the car I quickly changed my mind.  Instead I stopped into the Literacy Council’s used book store which is close to the clinic.  I picked up two books: The Inn at Rose Harbor by Debbie Macomber and Spirit Walker, a beautiful book of Indian poetry and artwork by Nancy Wood with paintings by Frank Howell.  I bought a copy of Spirit Walker for my mother in law and read it before I gave it to her.  I started tagging the poems I really liked with sticky notes and realized I had nearly tagged the whole book.  I was so surprised to see that book there so I bought it for myself.  The artwork is beautiful!  I saw the Debbie Macomber book when it first came out in hard back and decided to wait for it.  I finally found it in paperback and because my punch card was full I got it for free.

After my appointment I stopped by Joann’s to get some stuff to dress up a wallet box left over from Christmas.  I have grand ideas for this box.  I also joined this group on facebook called the Craft Hole that has challenges and swaps.  One of the challenges is “trash to treasure” and I signed up since that is right up my alley!  I’ve been sick with a cold though so I have’t been able to work on it.   I was getting worried I wouldn’t finish before the deadline which is the end of the month.  I’m feeling a little better though, so I started working on it last night.  So for I’ve just been painting it with gesso to cover up their logo and all the orange inside.  So it looks rather ghostly at the moment.  I’ll make a post later for that.  I’m still not sure exactly what I’m going to do next.

Anyway, I think it was Wednesday when I slept all day and woke up when my husband came home from work.  I wasn’t feeling well because of the cold but I wasn’t as achy.  I realized I was feeling more clear-headed so I decided to try reading the Debbie Macomber book.  I read several chapters and Ahhhhh!  I sure missed reading.  I even did 10 minutes on my stationary bike while reading since my doctor wants me to do at least 10 minutes of cardio a day.  Reading sure makes it easier and I managed to get through it without too much pain.  Hopefully I can continue doing that.

American Idol started Wednesday also and I love that show.  I didn’t love it as much last year but I’m loving it this year.  Harry is great! Adding him as a judge was such a great choice.  No more drama or cat fights between judges.  Maybe this year the show can actually be about the contestants.

Okay, back to work on my ghost box.

~ D

Zentangle: The Fizz of Life


The Fizz of Life is forever trapped in your happiness…

The fizz of life is forever trapped in your happiness.

I’m new to Zentangle but still having fun.  

Check out the other submissions for this weeks challenge by clicking here —->  Weekly Challenge #133: Tipple

Giant Rubik’s Cube Mosaic of Martin Luther King Jr. – My Modern Metropolis

Rubik's Cube Français : Rubik's Cube Bahasa Me...

Rubik’s Cube Français : Rubik’s Cube Bahasa Melayu: Kiub Rubik Română: Cubul Rubik Русский: Кубик Рубика Tiếng Việt: Lập phương Rubik Italiano: Cubo di Rubik (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

I am so impressed by this man’s creativity and perseverance!  I could never solve a rubix cube and always just moved the stickers around to make my little brother believe I was smarter than he was.  The finished mosaic of Martin Luther King Jr is amazing and only took him 40 hours!  Check it out!

Giant Rubik’s Cube Mosaic of Martin Luther King Jr. – My Modern Metropolis.

Weekly Photo Challenge: My 2012 in Pictures


My 2012 in pictures.  This is another wordpress photo challenge.  I love participating in them anytime I can.   This one was actually easy because there pictures were already there from my blog posts and saved in my media gallery.  After looking through them I realized that my year was full of crafting.  I did a lot of crocheting, knitting, painting, tatting…  and journaling.  I also did a lot of reading.  I have to say, it was a good year and I enjoyed it.

Impractical Crochet


I just finished making this “dishcloth” but it is a mammoth of a dishcloth.  It is really pretty but not very practical for washing dishes since it is about 10 inches in diameter.  Could you imagine washing dishes with something as big as a large pie?  Or a record? (if anyone knows what those are anymore)  It is bulky too except for the center.  I think I’ll use it for dusting and I won’t be making more of them.  This thing took me parts of 3 days to make since my hands have been hurting so bad but they say it can be done in two hours.  I really doubt it but it is an easy pattern. I am thinking it might me more practical as a washcloth for a little girl to use in a bath.  I might just give it away for that purpose.  I hate to waste it since I used so much of my cotton yarn in it. Kinda reminds me of the crochet oven mitt someone gave me that had lots of holes for your fingers to slip through.  It was also made out of acrylic yarn so it would have melted if I actually used it.  You have to use natural fibers for stuff like that.  I use 100% cotton. When I make something I like it to be useful.  I don’t like to make something that will just sit on the table and look pretty, which is probably why I haven’t made any doilies.  I might actually make one out of tatted lace for my end table that people keep piling with junk.  Then I’m going to get a piece of glass cut to the size of the table so it wont get dusty.

Anyway, today I decided to make another dishcloth I found on ravelry.com.  It is a really cool knit star cloth.  It was really easy and I really enjoyed making it.  I really like this one and I will probably make a lot more of them.  Isn’t it pretty?  It is a more practical size for washing dishes too.