Tuesday, July 15, 2014

Rain and Hexagons

I woke up this morning to a drizzly rainy grey day. To bring a little color into my day I decided to make some EPP hexie papers. These are 1" hexies and I bought the punch at JoAnn's using a coupon of course.  I bought a couple packs of cardstock at Michael's using a coupon again. Why pay full price? Normally paper pieces are all white but why? All the cardstock was the same price so why not add a little color to my projects? Once I get them all cut out I will go ahead and punch the center hole. You can only punch one at a time otherwise the handle will snap. At least that is what others have said. I'm not willing to push fate so one at a time is fine with me. It's still alot faster than drawing around a template and cutting them out.

Wednesday, July 2, 2014

Dishcloth Mystery

I found a fun group over on Ravelry recently. It's the Beginner's Knit-along group. Each month they have a couple different knit-alongs going on. I'm not a big fan of mystery-alongs whether they are knitting, crochet, or quilting. I like to see the final project so I can decide on color placement. Knowing this, I still jumped right in and joined the dishcloth mystery-along. Even though I don't know the design it's only one color and a small project.

I went with green because it is the brightest color of cotton I have in the stash. I've noticed that yarn color really effects my mood. Bright colors make me happy and dark colors mellow me out.

So far we have only done the border so I have no guesses at what the design might be. Maybe fireworks for the 4th?  We'll get another clue tomorrow.

Tuesday, July 1, 2014

Summer fun

It's Summertime! At our house One of the things that mean Summer is here is freezie pops.

We all enjoy them as a cool treat. Even the dog likes to eat them. Mandy taught her to open her mouth so we can shoot a piece of icee in.

I usually buy them by the case so there is plenty in the freezer. I think everyone eats them two at a time.

There is one problem with eating icees though.....your hand freezes while you are eating one. There is a solution...

The freezie cozie! They have cozies for everything now. These little cozies keep little hands and big comfortable while enjoying a Summertime treat. As a bonus they stop that annoying drip of condensation.