Crafting has taken second place this weekend to writing the final exam for my university class. This was the view of my laptop for most of yesterday.
The exam is almost completed. I want to be able to print it out, check for mistakes and write an answer key before I photocopy it. I hope to do all that by Tuesday as I have to be on campus for my last lecture so I can complete the photocopying without making a separate trip.
I received this fun book from Kathi Clower at Design Originals by KC.
I love Mary Engelbreit designs. They are so whimsical and colorful. Thank you Kathi for your generosity.
The only crafting that I have managed this week is crochet. I finished the second granny round and now I am working on a round of chain loops.
I am following the Granny Blanket Edging over at Attic 24. I think its the perfect complement to my Granny Rose Afghan. The crochet is going very quickly. This UFO should be completed soon.
My tulips are in bloom around my flower beds. These have all been planted from past Easter planters that I have received.
I really love this ruffled, double tulip. I have to plant more of these.
This little bunny and two of its friends have been spending a whole lot of time in our front and back yards.
I walked out my front door the other morning to get the newspaper and all three froze and looked up at me. They are pretty used to Hubby and me and don't run away unless we walk towards them.
I am joining Kathy for some Slow Sunday Stitching. She talks about the idea of "behaviorceuticals" , the idea that working with our hands can change brain chemistry to help us feel better. Several years ago I had a severe neurological reaction to Lipitor, a cholesterol drug. No one knew when or if the symptoms would subside and it was quite concerning. To keep my sanity I turned to crocheting an afghan that I had long wanted to try, but had no real need for. Well crocheting that afghan was very calming for me. My hands shook too much for stitching of any type, but I had no trouble crocheting. It took 6 months for the side-effects to subside. I have a beautiful afghan and a wariness of drug side-effects now.
I hope to add another piece to my Advent Calendar......that is after I finish writing my final exam and go grocery shopping.
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