I had one of those moments yesterday (Saturday) that I just suddenly had to make something! Like stop whatever you're doing and make it kind of thing. I picked out some bright prints that mesh well together and then made a little template, and then stitched up these little flags for a banner. Then! felt like I needed a crochet border. I found a clever tutorial online from a google search where she did a back stitch along the edge and then used that as an anchor to crochet onto the fabric. I actually almost just left the back stitching because even just that is cute.
This was my first idea of yarn, buuuuuuuuut it's like so thin that I had a hard time keeping hold of it and also would have to crochet a million stitches so I abandoned it for a thicker yarn. Which, apparently I'm a little Goldilocks about it because it's just too thick. In lieu of buying more yarn (!) I'm dealing with it. Next time though.
Here is what I ended up with, I do like the way it looks. It's very cheery, yes?
In other news, book news. I finished the last book in the Infernal Devices series by Cassandra Clare called Clockwork Princess. I had been listening to the series on CD while sewing, knitting and stitching. I really liked it. It was kind of like a prequel to the Mortal Instrument series by the same author that I had started but the next book wasn't available at the library. So it's set in the 1800's England, it's fantasy that includes otherworldly creatures, warlocks, magic. I don't want to give too much of the story away but I will say that there is a love triangle situation and then ending was pretty satisfying. I still cried a ton but really the author worked everyone's story out.
I have to say I can't really handle love stories. I mean, I can and I can't. I feeeeel like romance stories set up huge expectations that just don't happen in real life. Well. At least to me they don't. And, we all know as a widow I really miss my love and wish I still had it. ugggggg. so that was part of what made me cry at the end of that story. But! good story and characters and all that.
And, I popped into the library today and they had the rest of the books on CD in the other series so I snapped them up :)
Hey, have a fantab week!