A little bit of this and, a little bit of that, makes a little bit of me.

I Call the Shot


“I like nonsense, it wakes up the brain cells. Fantasy is a necessary ingredient in living.”~~Dr. Seuss

Miraculous mind.

My life.  My rules.  Choosing non-sense (I mean happiness) for my health and for the success of the world I live in.  Regardless of what I may have chosen in the past, as I go about my day today, I commit to “I am in charge of how I feel and today, I choose happiness.”  I call the shots.

Happy crafting and keep those creative juices running!

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(still doesn’t do MySpace, Twitter, StumbleUpon, DiggIt…but caved into Facebook, a smartphone, and a little bit of texting!)

Live in It


“I’m not telling you to make the world better, because I don’t think that progress is necessarily part of the package.  I’m just telling you to live in it.  Not just to endure it, not just to suffer it, not just to pass through it, but to live in it.  To look at it.  To try to get the picture.  To live recklessly.  To take chances.  To make your own work and take pride in it.  To seize the moment.  And if you ask me why you should bother to do that, I could tell you that the grave’s a fine and private place, but none I think do there embrace.  Nor do they sing there, or write, or argue, or see the tidal bore on the Amazon, or touch their children.  And that’s what there is to do and get it while you can and good luck at it.” ~~Joan Didion

A perfect delicious thought for today…for any day.

   I’m seizing the moment, taking the risk!  Care to join me?

Happy crafting and keep those creative juices running!

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(still doesn’t do MySpace, Twitter, StumbleUpon, DiggIt…but caved into Facebook, a smartphone, and a little bit of texting!)

Boundless and Infinite


I want to live simply, to sit by the window when it rains, and to read books I’d never be tested on. I want to knit or craft ‘cuz I want to–not that I’ve got something to prove.

I want to listen to my body, fall asleep when the moon is high, and wake up slowly with no place to rush off to.

I want not to be governed by money, clocks, or any of the artificial restraints that humanity imposes on itself. I just want to be, boundless and infinite. Does it sound like a perfect retirement? Why wait?

“The most common way people give up their power is by thinking they don’t have any.”-~Alice Walker

With a deep breath, smile and say, I will dream anyway.  I will do it anyway.  I will live anyway.  I will not be stop in my track.  I have the power to choose.   Make it my daily goal.

Happy crafting and keep those creative juices running!

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(still doesn’t do MySpace, Twitter, StumbleUpon, DiggIt…but caved into Facebook, a smartphone, and a little bit of texting!)

Lessons and Choices


I have no regrets. Everything that I have ever done, or said, was perfect as a choice and a learning lesson.

I only get to live this life once. Today, I opt not to let myself be weighed down by excuses, explanations, regrets, worries.

Life lessons are always available to me if I choose to see ‘em. Life is learning. Live, Learn, Love.

Happy crafting and keep those creative juices running!

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(still doesn’t do MySpace, Twitter, StumbleUpon, DiggIt…but caved into Facebook, a smartphone, and a little bit of texting!)

Let the Mind Run Wild


Sometimes silence screams. Silence is a source of great strength. Let us be silent at times and listen to the whispers of our inner being.~~K A Powell

Over thinking is the biggest cause of my unhappiness. Keep myself occupied. Keep my mind off things that don’t help me. Think positive.

Today, I choose to create space for good thoughts that serve my highest and best, then let my mind run wild.

Happy crafting and keep those creative juices running!

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(still doesn’t do MySpace, Twitter, StumbleUpon, DiggIt…but caved into Facebook, a smartphone, and a little bit of texting!)

Light Up the Darkness


No matter what may be going on outside of me–money worries, family challenges, negativity on the news–only I can choose how I want to feel.

Today, I opt to keep cultivating within what I want to see without.

I cannot control the twists and turns of my life, but I can control how I react to them. So make a point to always choose positivity. Choose forgiveness. Most importantly of all–choose love.

I am the lighthouse in the storm. I am the oasis in the desert. Create within myself an unshakable foundation of happiness and peace, and no matter what environment or situation I find myself in–I’ll have the tools I need to stay positive and keep on being my very BEST self.

So today, I choose to light up the darkness!

Happy crafting and keep those creative juices running!

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(still doesn’t do MySpace, Twitter, StumbleUpon, DiggIt…but caved into Facebook, a smartphone, and a little bit of texting!)

In the Nick of Time


I joined a Knit-Along two weeks ago and finished earlier this week my interpretation of Surry Hills, beautifully designed and gifted by Maria Magnusson (Olsson).

I truly enjoyed the modifying progress, experiment in MadelineTosh new Dandelion line using Needle Sizes 2/3/4, and the knit-along experience–seeing my non-cropped Free Spirited Centaurea Montana (click here for keys notes) vision to a pleasing fruition.

Like it?  It’s not too late to grab your complimentary pattern and join the Knit-Along here.  You don’t have to make it too hard. Enjoy today for the simple fact that YOU GET A TODAY.

Source: Maria Magnusson (Olsson)

Need another creative boost? Thanks, Kay Hopkins, for a fun/textured completely seamless top-down, in the round, with raglan sleeves and ribbing at cuffs, neck and hem.  Free offer of ROADS END (click here for free download) expires on June 20, 5 p.m. Pacific Time.  I’m milking over several of my favorite color combinations (or even in a monochromatic or neutral scheme.)  Of course, mine will be adjusted–modifying numbers for lighter-weight yarn and gauge differential. I just love knitting for myself, once more.  Don’t you?

Source: Kay Hopkins

Now for the geek/math knitters, how about a pair of brainy slippers?  Awesome but eerie, right?! Does it make your stomach turn? Perfect complement to the viral brainy hat we’ve all seen for a few years.  Get the complimentary pattern here.  Nothing to it. It just takes a VERY long I-cord. I am doing mine in smaller ~2-3 feet portions and then sewe the pieces on as I go.

Source: Heidi Arjes of Craftimism

Last pattern of the day is this adorable Fuss Free Baby Cardigan (click here for free download) by Louise Tilbrook.  Great use of odds and ends.  Perfect addition to my charty-knit stash.  What a sweet sweater design and beautiful gesture.  Thank you for the “gift,” Louise.

Source: Louise Tilbrook

My Ocracoke lace has been making its way around town today–having fiber fun–in celebration of Knit in Public Week.  Did you do something fun in public today?

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It’s a glorious day here in the high desert.

 

I’m thankful for another “today” and being alive.  If that’s not something to smile about, then I don’t know what is.

Happy crafting and keep those creative juices running!

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(still doesn’t do MySpace, Twitter, StumbleUpon, DiggIt…but caved into Facebook, a smartphone, and a little bit of texting!)