Monday, August 24, 2015

This and That

I've been home nursing my bad back
and trying not to sit for any length of time ...
that means no blog posts.

So, I decided it was time to do a This and That post
adding a little bit every few days.


(Karen from Houston Chronicle)

I think I've watched the Mike Friers No-No game three times.
Friday night when it happened, 
early Saturday morning rerun 
and the Saturday afternoon rerun.
Mike came from the Brewers to the Astros in a trade.
This was his first complete game and 
the first No Hitter in Minute Maid Park.
Exciting each time I watched.


I participated in the Index Card A Day challenge again this summer.
However, I didn't do 61 cards this year.
I simply ran out of steam and the back didn't help.

I thought I'd share a few of my favorites starting with cats.

cat icad collage

Then collage....

women collage

I took my time.
Didn't rush and completed 34 cards.


So, if I wasn't being arty, and I wasn't reading..
what have I been doing???
On these hot, miserable days I didn't want to go out.
So I decided if I was going make things for the holidays,
now was a good time to get busy!


I liked the pattern and the cowl looked quick and easy (it is).

I picked two color ways -- Ocean Waves and Desert Sands --
and will have enough yarn to make several cowls.
I always keep the first one for myself.
It has all the mistakes I make while I'm figuring out the pattern!
I really didn't like this yarn (Lion Brand Textures) when I started.
It was difficult to see the loops and where to put the next stitch.
But, by the time I was finished with the first one, I was moving right along
and liking the result.


This is the Ocean Waves color way and the first one I made (mine!). 

Crochet Cowls

And this is the Desert Sands on the right.
It has a Southwest feel. 
 I have a new cowl and one made for a gift. 
Moving right along!

Wishing YOU well and much joy.

I'm joining the lovely Judith for Mosaic Monday.


GratefulPrayerThankfulHeart said...

Pretty cards and beautiful crocheting projects! Hope your back feels better soon!

Debra She Who Seeks said...

Sorry to hear about your bad back. But you've been artistically productive all the while -- beautiful art cards and crocheting!

Maya Harrison said...

Wow, you have been very productive... love the cats, the collages are amazing... and the yarns are beautiful (great project too!)... 320 Stepsfrom Maya Pretty Nails And Tea

Corrine at said...

Nice crochet. Sorry to hear your back is not well, that puts a damper on so much. You probably won't cool off for a while in your neck of the woods, but at least you have all that fun crochet. Nice work. I like both colorways, Probably should keep one of each for yourself. xox

eileeninmd said...

Good morning, so sorry about your back. I hope you feel better soon. I like your artsy images, the kitties are cute. The crochet cowl looks pretty, I like the yarn color you choose. Have a happy day and week ahead!

Teresa Sjönberg said...

Miu! You are very artistic! I love your cat cards, they look so wow! I think 30 cards is accomplishment. I can craft just one card and after that its boring. I just made pile of birthday invitation cards. Happy Mosaic Monday!

Lorrie said...

I'm sorry your back has been troubling you this summer. Your art cards are lovely and I really like your crocheted cowls. They are inspiring me to go to Michael's and look for the pattern. I like sitting in the evenings and doing a little handwork, especially in the fall/winter.

Hope you soon feel better.

Cathy Keller said...

Beautiful cowl. And your cards are delightful! Thank you for visiting! Have a wonderful day!

Deb @ Frugal Little Bungalow said...

You are quite the talented lady ; your work is beautiful.

Hope that back gets better soon.

Rajesh said...

Beautiful, I like those collages.

DeniseinVA said...

Sorry to hear about your back and hope it feels better real soon. Liked all your creations, very pretty!

Pat @ Mille Fiori Favoriti said...

Hope you feel better soon, Snap! My huband suffers from back pain from time to time and goes for physical therapy which usually helps him, but all cases are different and sometimes rest is best.

Love the crocheted scarf! The colors are so earthy and beautiful!

Donna said...

I do hope your back is better you know I am laid up with an injury and am sitting too much! You certainly are staying busy but I wish I was out gardening.

Judith @ Lavender Cottage said...

Nice to see a post from you Sharon and I hope your back is getting better. I like the artsy creations and the crocheted scarves, a good idea to start on Christmas gifts.
Thanks for linking to Mosaic Monday.

Sara - My Woodland Garden said...

What a beautiful post! Your cats are gorgeous and the cards and cowls look lovely.
I hope your back will be much better soon!

Sallie (FullTime-Life) said...

The cards are lovely! And I can't believe you can crochet those pretty cowls while your back aches. Hope you feel better soon.

Amy at love made my home said...

I hope that you are all better again soon. Take care of yourself. xx

Michele @ The Nest at Finch Rest said...

So sorry your back is hurting.....that kind of pain just stops us cold, doesn't it? Have you seen a chiropractor? I always thought they were so hokey till I went to one and it changed everything for me.

Now I don't hesitate - and my pain is nearly never now, with occasional visits. Oh, and I loooove regular therapeutic massages! We have Massage Envy here and I have been a member for 3 years now. Highly recommend.

Good health to you, my sweet friend. Hugs.