Wednesday, May 16, 2012

One word at a time.....

“Everyone wants to live on top of the mountain, but all the happiness and growth occurs while you're climbing it.”
Andy Rooney
Oh if I could just figure out how to design without the necessity of writing down my patterns. But there is no way to make the pattern available without taking the time out from my crocheting and putting it down in black and white.
If you haven't guessed. I spent the morning writing up the pattern for the shawl I just finished. I have 2 other patterns that need to be finished up this week too.
 I did scare myself and couldn't find my notes for one of my designs this morning. One of the 2 that  I still need to finish writing up. Definitely a moment of panic. My notes are pretty explicit so are a necessity for a good pattern.  I did find them finally. I had put them someplace safe. They are now in their own page protector like they should have been in the first place.
  This afternoon I finished clipping Pippie. Wanted to get him a summer clip before it gets any hotter here. I did part yesterday, but my cheap clippers cried uncle and quit on me. So I had to go buy me new clippers today. Much nicer clippers. Figured I would be money ahead in the long run this way. I should have known better than to buy a cheap set in the first place. After all the years clipping horses you would think I would know better than to try and use inferior equipment.
  Oh and I have baby acorn squash.... They are so cute right now. I need to finish the floor of the green house here soon or I will not get any tomatoes. Something is eating them as soon as they start to ripen. One of the birds from what I can tell. I feel like I need to  keep my veggie plants under lock and key here. Something wants to eat whatever I grow so far. Hopefully I will have time next week to get the floor done. I will have to work in the early mornings or I will cook out there.
Well it is time to settle in for an afternoon of crocheting. I have one design I want to rework a bit for the book. Then can concentrate on finishing up the final design. It's getting closer to being done and will not take long once I make it my primary concern. 
 Well I am going to post a few more pictures of my trip home. I promised no pictures of the family. Or they wouldn't let me take pictures. But the flowers never mind if I take their pictures.  
The lilacs were just starting to really boom. Oh the heavenly scent. These are one of my favorite spring flowers. Just glad I got to see some in bloom and enjoy them.

Flying up we flew over the Grand Canyon. Managed to get this shot. This can definitely make one feel humble.

One of the orchids in the green house.

Dwarf Bearded Iris. I am going to try growing some Iris here. I miss them so much
Part of the Japanese gardens in  Manito park. So peaceful.

The falls in the Japanese garden.

Blossoms on one of the trees.

A fuchsia in the greenhouse. One of the plant I do miss from home.

Flying home we went over Mt Rainer. Thought this was an interesting shot.


  1. Glad you found your notes to the pattern. Your pics turned out beautiful.

  2. If they can invent sound activated devices, why can't they make stitch activated devices. A record gets made as you stitch. Just after World Peace, please!

    1. I await the day this happens. World Peace and instant patterns. I want to be around for both!