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Wednesday, March 18, 2015

It's a NEW Day!

Tip top of the morning folks!

How ya doing?  Here in my neck of the woods it is warming up and heading towards Spring or March Winds as I call it.  The days are not as frosty and have been quite lovely.

Lots of New ideas and projects.  The first thing that I am super super excited about is that I learned how to Knit!  Yes!   Yes! Yes!  It was a bit tricky but with the help of a couple of the ladies in my group and a beginner Knit book, I am finally able to knit and purl.  Now for some folks this is just easy, but for some reason it took me awhile to get.  My first project was a scarf, I must say it curled like a Tostito Chip..then I discovered dishcloths!  Oh my! I have been hooked ever since.  I have been making a dishcloth a week.  Have you ever used a knit dishcloth to wash your dishes?  No?  You must!  It really does do a good job of scrubbing and fits perfectly in your hand while putting a smile on your face.  Somehow the dish washing task doesn't seem so tedious.  Here are a few photos of finished cloths.  More are always on the horizon.
 This first one is a Wedding Dishcloth called "The First Kiss"  can you see the lil boy and girl kissing?  I absolutely love this!  One of my friends asked me if I would make this, of course I said yes!
 These are the plain dishcloths, I have made several in a variety of colors-pink, purple, red, and then these last two..what fun these are to whip up!
I also started a Crochet Challenge.  The Crochet Crowd has put together a wonderful tutorial complete with video to help inspire and get us motivated to make this beautiful shawl.  The pattern is called "Yes Yes Shawl" and can be found here
I have really enjoyed learning how to read a diagram and have had a brain challenging fun time.  I work about 3 rounds a day, wish it were more but for now I am happy with that.  Nothing too stressful or taxing, this project is just for fun.  :-)  I am on Row 22, isn't this just stunning?  The picture really does not do the pattern justice, it is very light and airy with light cream and soft browns. 

I have also opened up a second Etsy Shop!  Whew!  It sure does take a lot of work to get it all put together but it sure has been fun!  This shop will contain yarn, knitting/crocheting notions as well as packaging materials.  I have a few items listed but have lots more...a little each day.  That is my new motto.."Do only what you can and try not to focus on what you didn't get done."

The new Etsy shop is called Crafting With LeeAnn, I have a group on FaceBook with the same name, great bunch of folks.  Want to take a looksie?  Just click  here 

On the soap front.well the Spring Soaps are making their way into the shop.  What a delight it has been to pull out all of the floral molds and get to soaping..and the smells!  I think the Wild Berry Tulips is my personal favorite Spring Fragrance.

These lil tulip soaps should be arriving to the shop tomorrow. I have them all whipped up just need to package them up.  

 What have you been up to?  I would love to hear.  Until next time, stay busy!

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