Wednesday, May 20, 2015

WIPWednesday: Crochet Block Partay

Hey there!
Do you block your crochet squares?
I've decided to block my scrapghan pieces but I'm trying to figure out which blocking method works better. Wet blocking each block (pinned on my blocking board) or wet blocking and stacking them.

Which method do you prefer/use?

Wednesday, May 13, 2015

{Mostly} Wordless Wednesday

When you walk past a bedroom in your house and you see this:

He looks guilty to me!
I think he must've realized it and changed his body language.

What do you think he's up to/thinking?
One day I will catch him red-pawed!

Tuesday, May 12, 2015

Teaser Tuesday ::: Missing Melissa

Teaser Tuesday is a weekly bookish meme, 
hosted by MizB of A Daily Rhythm
I sit on the sofa and my parents and I share a quiet moment.
"Great party," my father says, breaking the silence.
My mother and I exchange strained smiles, and now I wish I hadn't made that promise.
What do you think?
Keep reading?
What are you reading this week?


Thursday, May 7, 2015

Liebster Award

Hey Hey! Jenn @ Going the Distance nominated me for a Liebster Award! Thanks Jenn! 

 1. If you could pick up and go to any state in the U.S. right now, where would it be and why?
Hawaii. Something about the water, the trees, the weather, the people - it just calls me. I've never been but if I could go tomorrow. I think all the pictures are calming and relaxing to me and the people are always so happy looking. I'm buying whatever they are selling!

2. Sweet or Salty?
Both.  Don't make me choose! I'm not that mean to you!

3. What are you looking forward to most this Summer?
Relaxing by the pool. I'm looking forward to taking a few mental health days off from work and having some quiet time poolside. 

4. If you could sit and read a book for an entire day, what genre would you choose?
Oh that's tough! It depends on my mood on that day. If I had to pick one I guessssss dystopia. 

5. What day of the week is your favorite and why?
Saturdays. There's no obligation to do anything really unless you WANT to and you don't have the stress/worry of going back to work the next day.

6. Are you on Pinterest? What types of things to you pin the most? Link to your board.
Jenn got me on Pinterest and I haven't stopped. If you follow me already you KNOW it's crochet stuff. My non-crochet buddies aren't as thrilled to see me on there after I've had a massive crochet pin party.

Follow Patricia's board Crafty Crochet Stuff on Pinterest.

I pin other stuff too! Only about 2000 of my 6300 pins are related to crochet :)

7. What's your favorite app on your phone?
     Instagram. I check it constantly. I just love it (except for the stupid sponsored posts).

8. When you're having a rough day, what are some things that you do to de-stress?
Take a HOT HOT shower and try to unwind in front of the TV and try not to freak out and take it out on anyone else.

9. If you could change careers right now, what would you do?
Become an entrepreneur - I'd like to own my own little yarn shop.

10. What's your favorite dessert and/or appetizer?
I love cake and cupcakes. I just can't say no. I love the cupcake craze because that means anywhere you go you can find a cupcake shop - how convenient? 

I nominate anyone who wants to join along! 
Just leave your link below.
Here are your questions:

1. If you could have one extra hour a day - what would you do with it?
2. What makes you "LOL" every time you see/think of it?
3. If you could only eat one cereal for the rest of your life - what would you choose?
4. What TV show rocks your world?
5. What idea/invention do you wish you came up with?
6. Piece of advice you would give any stranger in the street?
7. You have a one-way ticket to anywhere in the world - where does it take you and why?
8. Are you a Spender or Saver?
9. What is your biggest pet peeve?
10. What's your favorite/can't live without electronic gadget?


Wednesday, May 6, 2015

WIP Wednesday: Scrapghan

I've been inspired by BHooked Crochet and I've started another WIP!

I have skeins and skeins of Caron Simply Soft yarn left over from other projects and lack of restraint of buying them for "future" projects so I'm taking them and making a scrapghan out of them.

Round 1:

Round 2:

Round 3:

I'll share with you once I start blocking and joining! I hope my blanket comes out as beautiful as BHook's!

If you want to make one yourself she has a video tutorial and pattern on her blog.

Linking up with: Hookin on Hump Day

Wednesday, April 22, 2015

TAH-DAH: Blanket for Donation #1

I finished the first blanket I plan on donating this year!

Cute right?

I haven't done my research yet to figure out where I'll be donating it to yet (probably Project Linus). I just want it to go someplace in the county I live in. I want someone in my neighborhood to have the comfort and security of thier own little blankie!

I need to give myself a (realistic) goal of how many blankets I plan to make and donate this year. I'm thinking that anywhere between three and five blankets is I can have complete it before the end of 2015.  


Linking up with: Hookin on Hump Day |

Thursday, April 16, 2015

Rant Number 1,345,897,509

Are you ready to read a rant?

Okay here goes and it is very simple: if you RSVP "yes" for an event ... your ass better show up! 
A couple weeks ago I threw a baby shower for a good friend of mine. I worried about everything: food, theme, venue, games, giveaways, gifts, invitees -etc. 
I settled on a plated brunch, blue and green theme and ordered little candles that were personalized with mom-to-be's name and baby shower date. 
Before I get into my rant I will let you know that the baby shower went off great! I think the mom-to-be was very pleased and the guests that were there were happy they made it. 
A month before the actual event I sent out an Evite to about 15 to 20 of the guest of honor's friends. In the end about 15 people RSVPed that they would be there. 
Because this was a plated brunch I had to provide the restaurant with a head count of how many people would be there for the party. 15 people RSVPed and I was worried that some of them would bring extra guest with them - but I was so wrong - the opposite ended up happening: literally half of the people that RSVPed did not show up!!! And I won't mention the two people that showed up over a hour late.
How freaking rude is that? 
Is that how you treat your friend by not showing up to her baby shower? 
Is that how you treat people to invite to an event? 
What makes it worse is only one person contacted me to let me know they weren't coming and that was 30 minutes before the brunch started (still bad).
I don't think I can even express how much I was fuming at the event. What makes it worse is I had to pay for every single person that did not show up. It gets my blood boiling just thinking about it now! I could've used that money for soo many other things: diapers, wet wipes, margaritas, water bill, ant spray - ANYTHING!
Afterwords a few people contacted the guest of honor with why they didn't make it and the excuses range from not having a babysitter to someone saying they weren't reminded that the event was happening. I get not having a babysitter. Fine. But saying that you didn't get a reminder to an event that you RSVPed for is bullshit!
Ugh. At the end of the day if you're going to RSVP yes to something then show up! Consider the guest of honor and the person that's hosting the event. If you're unsure as if you are able to show up to the event don't RSVP - especially if it's a pay-per-plate type of event.
I'm still mad.
Do you agree that this is bullshit or am I being petty?