Thursday, March 29, 2007

A Little Something for ME

I'm sure you are like me. You craft and craft and then you give it all away! You gift those in your life with all of your wonderful handmade treasures yet rarely keep anything for yourself. We're such a giving people, aren't we?? So I decided to make a little something for me. Well a BIG something actually.

It's the start of the BEST AFGHAN EVER. I already love it. Aren't the colors dreamy? Sigh. Seriously. I love it. And it's wicked soft, too. I'm using Bernat Satin. Aside from being soft, you can wash it. Nice. It will be big enough to almost be a spread for our queen sized bed. I put about 5 rows on last night while I got caught up on my . . . um . . . soap opera. Ahem.

Anyway, I was inspired to make it thanks to the ever talented Posey. She's been crocheting up an afghan storm with her rippled and granny square afghans. I never follow through with afghans made in pieces and I don't have that much of a knack for putting colors together either so I decided on a super easy pattern called granny stripes with three repeating colors. Maybe someday I'll ripple up all that extraneous yarn all over the craft room. Hmm . . .

I will apologize again for all the craziness over at Sweet Goodness Swaps. I swear BLOGGER DID IT. Oy. Anyway, I hope everyone has been in touch with their partners or will be soon. If not, drop me a line and I'll see what else I managed to muff up. My partner is Jenn, go visit her! You won't be disappointed. She also has a wonderful Etsy shop.

Speaking of Etsy, my ultra talented sister and I have decided to hawk our wares on Etsy while setting up The Goodness Shop website. Our store is not ready but we hope to unveil it soon. In the mean time I made a banner so I would feel like a contributor:

I'm hoping for a productive weekend so I'll be able to put some fun things in there on Monday. Tomorrow I'll share some of my sister's wonderful hair combs and barrettes!

Before I go, Ms. A asked me to post a picture of my sweet boy Mason:

This is when we first got THAT PUPPY. In the beginning Mason was very annoyed by him but then one day he was finally okay with our new roomie. :) Doesn't he look like he's thinking "why did we get him??"

Have a wonderful night bon-bons!



jungle dream pagoda said...

Scrumtious colors,cute babies!

Taz said...

That looks like a gorgous afghan, one of these days crochetting will click with me (no pun intended)
Aww your doggies are so cute and the wee pup looks like a baby fox.

Heidi said...

So glad you're doing something for yourself. Good for you!

Can I ask you a question: How did you get your "labels' (the only good thing about the new blogger!) in your sidebar? I'd like to do that.

Anonymous said...

YUMMY colours.
CUTE dogs.

Much Goodness :)

Thriftin' Gal @ Junk In My Trunk said...

Wow, that will be one beeee-utiful afghan! How long does it take to make something like that? The furthest I ever got crocheting was a rug when I was small. Seemed like it took forever. The way I was doing it - it did!

Please give the pups a big hug from me, they are adorable. Glad to hear another swap will be happening in the future :)

LeeAnn said...

That pup looks like a fox! You have been very busy. Afghans, organizing swaps, new puppies, and a etsy shop. Are you super woman or something?!
Enjoy your weekend.

Jenn Maruska said...

Rebecca - I love the colors of your afghan! Beautiful work!

So happy that you're my swap buddy - I've already started making something...

Thanks for the great shout out - I'll do the same soon : )


Anonymous said...

Gorgeous Afghan! I love the colors. I wish I could create something like that, unfortunately I have never gotten past the pot holder size...

Bumbershootska said...

I love your Collie; he looks like one we had when we were kids (Prinnie, short for "Princess" - yeah, I know. Blame my brother for such a silly name). Aren't they the best dogs?!? Such a handsome fellow :) You're very lucky!


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