Sunday, June 21, 2015

berry lovely

It's no secret that I love berries!  Love them. I totally scored a bunch of strawberries, raspberries and blackberries after our potluck at the office Friday.  The gal that brought them didn't want them so I took the leftovers home :) Blackberries, in particular, make me happy.  When I was growing up my Mom, brother and I would walk along the Sacramento River in Dunsmuir, CA and during the summer we'd pick warm sun-ripened blackberries and eat them as we went.  The smell, the sun, the warmth.....carefree summer!  And when I find a sweet blackberry it takes me right there.

It's been awhile since I made any amigurumi, I've been so caught up with knitting that crochet has been sidelined.  But when I started that garland project I started wanting to crochet again.  I found a super cute little doll on instagram but haven't been able to find a pattern for it, but! I did find a similar one that is equally cute!  Lalylala Kira is the pattern I bought.  I picked out this magenta acrylic from my stash.  I just love this color!   
Yesterday was a fun mail day that I had been waiting for!  So, in case you didn't know, my first name is Colima.  Growing up personalized pencils or keychains or whatever were really popular.  Um, yeah.  Try finding Colima on anything.........unless you're in Colima, Mexico you're just not going to find anything!  So I was scrolling through my instagram feed and saw that a lady is making these personalized cups as gifts and the gears in my head clicked on!  I messaged her and asked if I could buy one and she said yes!!!!  I got to pick what I wanted it to say and the color and the lid design.  And I LOVE!!!! IT!  

Yesterday I intended, fully, to sort through fabric for the yard sale coming up.  Fully intended.  Aaaaand then I got distracted but my fabric!  Hahahahhahhahha I guess that's the point, right?  So I started with, I'll just try one little block.  Well then you've got to have 2 to see the contrast.  And then I started to get excited.  And when that happens you just gotta roll with it.  

And this is the end result of yesterday's sewing frenzy.  I really like it!!  I found this tutorial for a quilt called, the Arrow Tail quilt and I liked the aesthetic.  I did not download the template she provides, I just made my own with my 60 degree triangle ruler.  It came together very easily.  I am thinking I will use the pink polka dot fabric as backing and maybe the dark grey as binding?  We shall see.

Currently I'm listening to Tilly Trout's most recent podcast.  She's telling us about her recent trip to France, and it's just lovely!  She's very descriptive and just delightful in general.

So, I hope you all have a wonderful week!  I'm going to continue with the crochet for a bit :)

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