Friday, April 13, 2012

Been lax here lately

“Don't part with your illusions. When they are gone you may still exist, but you have ceased to live.”
Mark Twain
 
Sorry I haven't posted here lately. Seems like there just isn't enough hours in the days sometimes to do everything one needs or wants to do.
Been busy, working, living, playing. all important things.
The big news of the week is I found out that one of my designs is on the cover of the June 2012 issue of Crochet World.
I am so thrilled to have made the cover. That is a first magazine cover for me.
 
Chantilly Doily

Close up shot
My creating has been my major focus and when I pick up my hook and get going everything else tends to fade away.
But I am back and I will try and be better about posting.
 
Tuesday was Prescott day this month. Spent the day visiting with the crochet group up there. They are such a great group, I love going up there and talking the talk.
 
We took short hike Easter day. It was rather warm so it ended up being far shorter than we intended. But the ground was hot and poor Pip was letting us know that he was uncomfortable. I think his hiking days may be over for the summer. Though this weekend is supposed to be cool. So we will try and sneak in one more with him.
We did come across a band of bachelor wild horse. These are young male horses that band together as they aren't welcome in the main herd. The stallion doesn't allow upstarts to hang around.
Anyways,
We saw them across the river and snuck up where I could get a picture or two. Turns out I didn't need to sneak. They are used to people on the river and ignored us totally. Good news is I was able to take as many pictures as I wanted.
I will share a few with you.
 
I have been working on the final piece for a book and also a piece I want to enter in the CGOA design contest. So I have been very focused on my crocheting this week.
 
Here are the pictures of the horses as promised.
A good shot of my favorite one of the bunch
The whole bunch  on the move. They were curious about me.

 
 
Here they were watching some people rafting down the river.


Shows over time to relax.

A close up of 2 of them. I liked the bay best. But he wouldn't follow me home.


 
 
 

11 comments:

  1. Congrats! Just got my electronic copy of the magazine and thought to myself .... that piece looks a lot like Kathryn's style. Haven't had a chance to go thru the magazine yet! May have to make this one!
    Linda/lindacrochets

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    1. Thank you Linda. Hope you enjoy the pattern.

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  2. That is a gorgeous doily! I saw it when I got my email saying the magazine was available. Can't wait to get it in the mail. I haven't had the thread bug lately but this looks too lovely to pass up.

    Those horses look so healthy to be vagabonds like they are. They're beautiful!

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    1. Thank you! We have had a good spring so the horses are looking good.

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  3. I am going to have to go find a copy of the magazine..this doily is just beautiful..is that the only place to get this pattern?

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    1. Thank you Vikki, Glad you like my doily. This one took 2nd place at the CGOA Design Contest last year.
      And yes, that is the only place the pattern is available.

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  4. Wow, that is am amazingly beautiful doily! I am going to have to make it...it's lovely.

    Love the pictures of the horses, too.

    Wishing you a wonderful day and super great weekend, too. :)

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    1. Thank you and you have a great weekend also!

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  5. Beautiful doily! Hard to fault your not posting when you keep coming up with such great designs!

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    1. As if I could stop crocheting and designing, It's my one true addiction.

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  6. Such a lovely doily. All of your work is really exquisite. Perhaps next time you are in Prescott we could meet and say HI? I live in Prescott Valley. Have a great day!
    Nanette

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