Wednesday, July 12, 2006

This and That....

One phone call sent chills up and down my spine....was it true?? could this happen?? Now before anyone gets all stressed out, no one is sick, injured, or has died. But I did receive "tragic" news yesterday. My gal who regularly cuts my hair (just the way I like it) has gone on maternity leave! And here I am with straggly hair and no one to cut it. Oh what to do....woe is me!!

I'm sure there are some of you out there who know just what I'm talking about. Why does hair have to be such a big deal? Mine is difficult to tame because of all the cow-licks so when I find someone who knows how to cut it so the cow-licks don't stick out all over my head I'm thrilled.

So now I'm on the search for a new person to take on my unruly hair. Until I find that person, look out! My hair is out of control!!! This could get ugly!

Here's a little update on the black and white afghan....I'm still working on it! I have to admit to taking some time away from it recently. I know I shouldn't do that but I just had to look at something other than black and white. I craved color. I wanted Technicolor not film noir!!

All in all I've made fairly good progress on the afghan even with taking some time away from it. The center circles and partial circles are over half done, and the end panels are just straight pieces that shouldn't take too much time. It will be the putting-it-all-together that will be time consuming.

HB has suggested that it might make a great wall hanging if I were to put some kind of backing on it. But I think Molly wants it to use as an afghan or bed cover. I would show photos but they would just be of a pile of pieces so not too exciting.

Since I don't have a lot of exciting stuff to share with you today I thought I would give you some links to people who have actually been doing something!!!

I like the lino blocks at Red Instead ....she has lots of other interesting things, too.

Deryn Mentock does some fantastic collages. You can visit her here.

And just for good measure, one more....Carla Sonheim has some interesting fabric horses that I just love. You can see them here.

No photos today....blogger is still playing games with me.


  1. hi Janet! your blog is fabulous. I love all your photos and tidbits. I know what you mean about having to have color, I often have more than one project going at a time...the black and white sounds cool though for the afghan. does HB mean husband? anyway, I'll be back soon. I've been catchin' up on home stuff. Can't wait to get creating. talk soon, Lia

  2. I know just what you mean about hair girl!!!! Mine is long and straight...but I do need to cover some grey...I am so scared of coloring it myself...but last time I got brave...when I finished I couldn't even see the difference! It's cooler today...much better. I'm glad someone agrees with me about the heat...I was beginning to wonder if it was just me! I'm on my way to the library....

  3. Wow Janet,,I love the afghan you are making! Very pretty! I never could learn to crochet. I did learn to knit this year though. I cheat though,,I use those knifty knitters(round plastic thingys with pegs). They are fun to use and I make a slew of scarfs and stocking caps. I tried using needles but I pull the yard too tight. I Love to sit and knit in the cold winter nights. I think my hands are too big for needles,,lol.


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