I can't believe how quiet I've been lately, but too many things have been going on that are just sucking up all available time and preventing me from getting anything finished craft-wise.
These are the two things that I've been able to work on in between sick kids, dentist appointments, an emergency appendectomy for my husband, t-ball, preschool and trying to cook & clean more than I like too :)
This doily is something I've been working on for quite some time now. I like the peacock feather/fan things, or whatever they're called. Anyway, they're always my favorite designs to look at, and the ones I'm drawn to over and over again. I thought it'd be nice to crochet & frame for my bedroom, since I think it'll turn out fairly large. I intended to make it bigger and am using size 3 mercerized teal thread which compliments the rest of the blues and greens in our room.
The doll had been a zebra in my mind, but when I started making it I kept having problems with the stripes. I changed it 3 or 4 times before deciding that it was never going to be the zebra that I wanted, and it made a better cow girl. Sewing on the felt is what's taking longer than normal, but I keep thinking about working on it when it's not with me. Or when I do have it around, I have to use the time to do something else.
I'm hoping to have it finished soon, especially since a couple of the keys on my laptop have decided they'd rather pop off every time I type and I'm going to take my computer in to have the entire keyboard replaced. I have an appt. tomorrow for that, but I may be rescheduling.
Some more randomness to note, last weekend I'd gone to the LA and Costa Mesa Kinokuniya's looking for some Japanese crochet books, but sadly there were barely any that were interesting to me. It may've been because there weren't very many in either section. There were a lot of clay, sewing, quilting, jewelry making books, so I'm wondering if they just don't carry as many fiber related ones as the weather heats up, or maybe I was there after someone came and bought up all the good books. I don't know. It was just strange.
Also, my books came in that I'd ordered, or at least two of the three. The Japanese doily one is perfectly lovely as usual. I have to spend some time with the Spanish one to see how much I like it, but as noted before, I haven't had time for anything I find particularly interesting of late. Dang it. Soon I hope!