Monday, 15 July 2013

Circuitous Thinking

First day of work. It rained crazy-making. Would whoever is doing a daily rain dance, please STOP? The sump pump (which kindly pumps out the low spot for several neighbours as well) was going for hours throughout the day (at 2000 gal/hr)... Blessedly the rain had gone by the time I went home from work.


I took a first try at my first DuoTangle challenge from the Diva. Interrresssting!

I will try another approach, but I try to do my first without looking at anyone else's... maybe now I will check out how others are handling the challenge.

Tangles: Cirquital and Opus

Wednesday, 10 July 2013

Walk on!

I'm on a hiatus between jobs, and STILL there is very little time to play. I think it must be a personality flaw...

I've been getting lots done though - there was a surprise family wedding photo session in our backyard July 6 (young friends)... only 48 hours notice for 40-ish relatives! But some emergency weeding had everything looking just fine just in time, (THANK you Shantelle and Tara!) and the storms held off, so all was well. 


Yesterday I injured my toe - not too badly but it did require 3 stitches. So I got home, put my foot up and had my wine close by, and a good novel in hand. First time since my last day um, 2 weeks ago... 
(I originally posted this B&W photo and my son didn't notice the bandages; he thought I was being "arty".)

I've taken a slower day today, but it IS mid-evening and I've just finished the Diva's challenge from this week.

She asked us to use a stencil. Now here's the thing. In the distant past, we had a house in Whitehorse (Yukon - think 1898 Gold Rush) and I stencilled stars and flowers and art deco all over. It was amazing (I know, but really it was great). 

This spring we had a boarder arriving, so I cleaned up (!) and I threw out all the old stencils, thinking it was unlikely I would need them. 
Hah.
Always what happens!
So I kept looking and found a box FULL of Creative Memories art cards. Thumbing through, Calgary and Southern Alberta flood recovery is still on my mind, so the cowboy boot was pulled... Walk on, Albertans!
Patterns I know I used: Shattuck, Huggins, Jonqal, N'zeppel, Finery, Bunzo, Inapod

Wednesday, 3 July 2013

Variations on a theme

The Diva's challenge takes a deceptively simple tangle "Birdie Feet" ... 

What can I do with that?

Learn a few more borders, apparently!


Tangles I know I used: Birdie Feet, Bird on a Wire, Puffle, Assunta/Paizel, Eyelet & Ribbon, Shattuck, Unme