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Day of Laughter


Only in their dreams can men be truly free. ‘Twas always thus, and always thus will be.~~Tom Schulman/Dead Poet sSociety

It’s been a month now since his passing, but, he’s not forgotten. I remember. Lets honors ‪Robin Williams‬ by creating a DAY OF LAUGHTER (petition here) and raise awareness for depression and mental illness.

The video (below) doesn’t just prove that Robin Williams was great, it shows how he was GREAT. This is what making a difference looks like.  I got chills and tears at the same time.

Have you seen this drawing that has gone viral around the net? Maybe it’s ‘cuz I can’t draw to save my life that I am absolutely ASTOUNDED by this. The artist took views through just a few pencil marks to the jaw-dropped, amazing final product that is worth waiting for. It’s incredibly realistic. He’s so missed. Thank you, Heather Rooney, for your magical touch.

Up here in the high desert and nearby cities, tree leaves are starting to turn into red and yellow. I love the smell of those pumpkin pies and Autumn is coming soon. Here’s another great piece to knit for Fall. Sausalito Estonian Rib Headband warms the ears while looking stylish on these chilly days. The Estonian Rib design imitates entrelac knitting, but, is much easier to work. One ball of each Crystal Palace Sausalito and Mini Solid makes two headbands easily.

The picture doesn’t do its justice. TENDRES BOURGEONS are delicate and feminine socks that will make your feet look nice and lovely.  The many small details result in a refined and original look.

This delightful Fair Isle Swing cardigan and matching hat were designed in 4-ply Blacker Swan yarn by Tina Barrett. She was asked to make it in all sizes from newborns through to bigger children.

With raglan/top-down construction, the beautiful design may easily be adapted to suit an adult size. Would you wear one?

Do you crochet? Are you a fan of dragons? Fierce Little Dragonbut friendly–amigurumi is really good for any dragon character from books. They are universally loved. It’s on the wish list of every boy I know to protect ’em. Thank you, Lucy, for the fantastical creature pattern!

Thank you for stopping in and sharing my blog with friends. It brings me great pleasure to take you along on my journey of self discovery, self love, and crafty adventures! Visit me on Facebook here for more inspiring projects. As always, they are FREE.

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!)

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Think Before I Speak


“Whenever you are about to find fault with someone, ask yourself the following question: What fault of mine most nearly resembles the one I am about to criticize?”~~Marcus Aurelius

OUCH. I don’t have to ask myself; it just comes glaringly and painfully to the forefront. Only wish I’ve remembered this earlier while conversing with a friend. As Jimmy Dean once said, “I can’t change the direction of the wind, but, I can adjust my sails to always reach my destination.” I can’t take back what’s been said, but, I must think before I speak negatively. Here’s a MUST SEE 4-minute poetic video Why I Think This World Should Endabout who we are, who we were, and who we should be–went VIRAL all over cyberspace since beginning of the week. You may disagree with part or whole thought-provoking message. The world, indeed, is more technically advanced than any time. We have a longer life span than any other time in history. I have the world at my finger tips. It’s just up to me if I want to grab it or not.

Have you pick out a costume for Halloween? Add a bit of mystery to your look with a beautifully crocheted mask. Each of these three masks are made with the same pattern Masquerade Fancy Mask using different embellishments to complete their allure.

To celebrate the release of Leo Moon Scarf, Canadian knitwear designer Nat Raedwulf is offering the pattern for FREE, ’til midnight, September 13 (Pacific Time.)

Pioneer Peak makes a nice pattern for a couple of Christmas presents, doesn’t it? It will fit right into the Cascade Mountains of Central Oregon too. Thank you, Lisa Woolridge, for sharing the beautiful design pattern, FREE ’til Sept 14. Use coupon code WHYNOT at check-out.

Thank you for stopping in and sharing my blog with friends. It brings me great pleasure to take you along on my journey of self discovery, self love, and crafty adventures! Visit me on Facebook here for more inspiring projects. As always, they are FREE.

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!)

Creativity Starts


Creativity starts from a belief.  An idea.

This ad sponsored by ADCOM–made by Florence Ki of Junior Chamber InternationalPetaling Jaya, in Malaysiais remarkably creative and full of animation.  I applaud the magnificent minds that made this creative project.  It makes me nostalgic.

I do have an brilliant idea.  It may not make my nation proud, but, who cares.  I am darn proud of myself for taking action.   Not everyone will to be happy about it.  I will do it anyway…simply to live, collect moments and not things.  Play big.  Act accordingly.

Make your ideas happen, my friend.  All you need is a belief.  It’s never too late.

Optical Spectrum–Organic Waves and Rosettes–was one of those ideas I let it played out, a couple of weeks ago, using a quarter skein of Caron Vickie Howell Sheep(ish) and a skein of Red Heart Boutique Treasure in Size 10 needles.

A goal is not always meant to be reached.  The idea was served simply as something to aim at.

A great way to spend a violent wind-storm afternoon.  Once conditioned and rinsed, the points were blocked out…organically.

A nice wrapped scarf started out with a single idea of a classic fan & feather stitch…with random changes…into a wing-like, similar to this last one but totally random on short-rowing.

Another jazz/swing knitting success.

I do hope my teen’s flute mentor will like it as I do…it’s my Pay-It-Forward to her for all that she does for my child.

Happy crafting and keep those creative juices running!

(still doesn’t do texting, MySpace, Twitter, StumbleUpon, DiggIt…but caved into Facebook!)

Blessed in a Way that Fills My Heart with a Thousand “Thank-Yous”


Freedom isn’t free!

I’m taking a moment of silence to honor all of the men and women who have fought and died for my country to protect my freedom including my right to choose what foods I eat and drink!

This was our way to honor those who have served us and protect our freedoms at one of the largest Veteran’s Day Parades in Oregon! ♥¸.°´° ♥.¸¸.•°´°▪♥ღ

Happy crafting and keep those creative juices running!

(still doesn’t do texting, MySpace, Twitter, StumbleUpon, DiggIt…but caved into Facebook!)

Got Food?


You HAVE to watch this Pissing Off a Frog video clip…only 25 seconds long.  The kids laughed their heads off. I was all set to hate it until the final second 😀

Sometime in my life, I wish to go back to my childhood life…to reminisce those lovely days…way, way back. As a child, I was free from thinking so many problems. As a child, I had only three task to follow–eating, playing, and sleeping. I was free in my own world. It’s good to be a child…just take a look at my older teen when she was about a year and an half old.

Raising a child is never an easy task. I always want the best for mine, thus, really work hard to provide the basic necessities of my children. Lately, I wonder if my children feel I am a micromanaging and overbearing mom.  How do you make the transition and letting go growing teens?

Happy crafting and keep those creative juices running!

(still doesn’t do texting, MySpace, Twitter, StumbleUpon, DiggIt…but caved into Facebook!)

One Thing


Sometimes what seems like surrender isn’t surrender at all.

It’s about what is going on in my heart. About seeing clearly the way life is and accepting it and being true to it–whatever the pain–‘cuz the pain of not being true to it is far, far greater.  ♥

Today, I choose to let the true me out…with no apologies…only then will true beauty radiate and make a difference to those around me.

I am grateful.

Happy crafting and keep those creative juices running!

(still doesn’t do texting, MySpace, Twitter, StumbleUpon, DiggIt…but caved into Facebook!)

I have the Power


At any given moment

I have the power to say

This is not how the story is going to end.

In case you missed the annular solar eclipse, check out this amazing footage. ♥

Happy crafting and keep those creative juices running!

(still doesn’t do texting, MySpace, Twitter, StumbleUpon, DiggIt…but caved into Facebook!)