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Saturday, February 1, 2014

January Recap Part II

 Like I said, some of January seems so long ago, yet the month went fast.  Here is part II of my January recap.

The roads were covered with snow (again) for the second wool scrap Saturday, but we had people show up anyway!   So the second wool scrap Saturday at Groovy Girl Yarn was a success.  Six people came in and made cupcakes and I made a couple to sell for the Winter Woolen Workshop.

 Here are a couple of cupcake pin cushions that were made.
 The next wool scrap Saturday is February 15, from 11:00 - 4:00 and we are going to be making flowers.  This is one of them.  You can pin them on hats, coats, bags, sweaters....whatevah...

 
 On Tuesday I went with some friends to a pottery studio and made a yarn bowl.  Well, we didn't really make the yarn bowls, they were already made and fired once.  We painted them and they will then be fired again.  So I have no idea what it is going to look like.  I painted it with a funky paint that kind of explodes into little bursts of blue....crossing fingers it looks good.
 Look at this paw print I found in our driveway!  That's some big dawg don't ya think?  Do you think it's a dog?  Could it be a coywolf?  I've been watching some TV whilst crafting. There was a show about coyotes that have bred with wolves.  They are called coywolfs!  Yikes!!!
I'm serious!  Check it out here. Coywolf I tell ya!
 I  also did  a little bit of shopping.  Not much, because of the weather, hence, the roads are a mess. 
Can you believe this is really a Christmas Tree Skirt?  It is!  After Christmas sale, only $7.50!  Should I wear it?  It's a Christmas tree skirt peeps! Don't encourage me to wear a Christmas tree skirt.  It's cute huh?
 
 What better way to warm up than to put in a DVD of Paul Newman in Long Hot Summer.....Hawt I tell ya!

 and snuggle up with latte' and slippers





and work on secret crafting project.  I'd show you but it isn't finished and it won't be cute until it is....well, I'm hoping it will be cute.  I didn't have a pattern to follow.  There has been much ripping, starting over, and trial and error.

These are some of my 100 Happy Day Challenge pictures.  I haven't quite got in the happy mode yet, but I'm working on it!  I know it works so I'm not giving up.

 
I made these pies from blackberries I picked during the warm summer months.  I love picking blackberries.

And last night I took a painting class. When Debbie and I saw the blank canvases,
 
 we decided wine was in order!
As it turned out, it is a paint a-long and they are very sympathetic to non-drawers/painters.  I'd love to try it again. This is  my painting, which was yesterday's happy day photo.
 It was fun!

There's me, with Granny Bee Beth, Mandy, and Debbie!  All the same picture yet they all look different!

 Now, why do you suppose this chicken is crossing this snow-covered road?
 

Cindy Bee

10 comments:

  1. To get to the other side of coarse! I love the painting, I would love to try a class like that. How fun! Blackberry, yum! And everything else, the cherry on top. Hope you are staying warm, I am watching the snow come down and crocheting.

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    1. Brenda,
      The painting class was fun. I think I will be more at ease next time when I will know what is expected. They really walk you through it all. I'm staying warm. Getting ready to do some crocheting or knitting...one of the two.

      Cindy Bee

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  2. I am just starting to crawl out of hibernation - now I can catch up with what you are doing!!! ARTSY = JANUARY lol and yes, coyote hybrids do exist in your area, so you could have them! Hide yo kittens, hide yo pups!

    You always have such nice memories to post on your blog - i need to get out more...im jealous ;p

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    1. Quick - go back into hibernation! Getting more snow tomorrow. We haven't even gotten rid of the snow from the last blizzard and we are getting 6-9 inches tomorrow.
      I KNEW IT! I knew we had coywolfs.
      Cindy Bee

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  3. Cindy, You have been keeping busy. You don't seem to be afraid to try new things. Love that. Enjoy your Sunday. Hope we have sunshine.xoxo,Susie

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    1. Susie,
      One thing I have loved about this winter is the sunshine! That's about it where the weather is concerned though.

      Cindy

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  4. Lovely post. I've never heard of yarn pots. And as for that chicken - she should have her high vis jacket on if she is crossing the road! (I heard on the radio the other day that they actually make high vis jackets for chickens.) Philippa xx

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    1. I prolly shoulda stopped and picked up that chicken and knitted the poor thing a scarf or something. I have no idea why she was out. Maybe she was a rooster...a he...and chasing away the coywolfs as Jane and Christ said below!!!

      Cindy Bee

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  5. Wear the tree skirt..wear the tree skirt!
    Perhaps the chicken was chasing the coywolf.
    Jane x

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Cindy Bee