Discovering Marie

So a couple weeks ago I decided I need to make bag to hold my yarn stash. This is the fabric I will be using. Now to just plan it out and pin. I think this is going to take me way longer to make than I had originally planned. Looking forward to this project.

So a couple weeks ago I decided I need to make bag to hold my yarn stash. This is the fabric I will be using. Now to just plan it out and pin. I think this is going to take me way longer to make than I had originally planned. Looking forward to this project.

 

When I started this shawl it was to see how it would look using 3 strands. I also was using it to determine if it would be too warm for gifts to people who live in the south. I had intended it for myself. Well I gifted it away mere moments after it was finished.

When I started this shawl it was to see how it would look using 3 strands. I also was using it to determine if it would be too warm for gifts to people who live in the south. I had intended it for myself. Well I gifted it away mere moments after it was finished.

Hi. Well it has been a bit since I last posted. Life has been busy lately. I am still crocheting. In fact I finished my 1st Shawl. It was so much fun and easy to make. I have begun another one. This one and the one after that are going to be birthday gifts. I know I know I said this was to be ny selfish hobby. Boy was I in denial!

I am still sewing. In fact I am in the midst of my biggest project yet. A bag to contain my yarn stash. Of course I can not take the easy path. I am making it a patchwork bag. It contains 5 different fabrics. I am cutting them so they are 10 inches long by 6 inches wide. Seriously wondering if I am insane.

I also have an order for an apron. And just yesterday I was asked to make a band to hold an ostomy bag in place for one of the sweetest 4 year olds I know.

Hope your enjoying your Saturday

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On July 16th I attended my first Buffalo Reading Invasion (http://buffaloreadinginvasion.com/). It was so much fun. I am looking forward to the next one. I just learned that it is scheduled for 8/3/14. I should be able to attend…yipee!
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Reading Invasion

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Reading in Nature

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NAture at work

Blue Chair is mine

Get your read on

What I read

Community event

View from my spot

Library Box

Invasion ending

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Rail Station

Just this past Friday I decided I needed quality me time. So I headed to the Elmwood Village and Canalside in Buffalo, NY.
My 1st stop was at Ashker’s (http://www.ashkers.com/)
Upbeet I tried their Upbeet (Beet, Apple, Carrot and Celery)and an Egg White Vegetable Omelet. I highly recommend both!!
2nd Stop was Caffe Aroma where I deviated form my usual Iced Coffee or Macchiato. Instead I went for the Cappuccino and am not sorry for the decision. This cappuccino was spot on and I informed the barista as such!
3rd Stop was Karma Salon on a spur of the moment I decided I needed a haircut. I Yelped on my phone and Ta Da:

My super cute short summer do!

My super cute short summer do!

4th Stop was Everything Elmwood (http://www.everythingelmwood.org/). It was here that I purchased these cute notebooks and a couple of cards (that since have been mailed…oops forgot to take pictures)

Years ago I use to write poetry. I have been missing it of late. Thinking this is the perfect motivation to start again.

Years ago I use to write poetry. I have been missing it of late. Thinking this is the perfect motivation to start again.

5th stop was a spice store. I ended up with a Salt Free all purpose seasoning, Cilantro, Hungarian Paprika and Orange Peel (thinking that the latter will make a fabulous Orange infused simple syrup for Iced Coffee).
6th Stop was Lexington Coop (http://lexington.coop/). I figured can not go Canalside with out something to drink and a snack. Plus it is always a fun shopping experience. Wish we had other Coop’s locally.
7th Stop was Pearl Street Grill (http://buffalobrewerydistrict.com/pearl/node/29). I noticed the time and thought hmmm not too early for a Iced Cold Beer. I actually allowed the waiter to decide for me. All I told him was that I did not like IPA’s and was thinking something fruity. I ended up with a BlueEyed Blueberry Blonde. I enjoyed it though not something I will go out of my way for. I also had the Wild Mushroom flatbread. I was not sure what to expect but was just thrilled it contained marinaded mushrooms. It was Yummers!!
8th Stop was Canalside (http://www.canalsidebuffalo.com/). They offer something for everyone. From activities for children to concerts and an Artist Market.
9th Stop was Talking Leaves Bookstore (http://www.tleavesbooks.com/). I picked up a book of poetry and a book by an author that is new to me.

Literature is one of my passions

Literature is one of my passions

Final stop was back to at Ashker’s. I picked up their Hummus & Garden Veggie Wrap. This was delicious. It was so big that I had half for dinner and finished the other half the next day (everything was still crisp). Oh and not to mention 2 more Upbeets! Apparently I have developed an Upbeet problem…lol
Well I see this is my longest post yet! Hope you enjoyed.

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Last Saturday My Love and I spend a few hours at a local nature preserve. Such beauty

On the 4th of July My Love and I went to a local park to catch the sunset and fireworks. I did take a video of the fireworks display. I could not figure out how to upload it to share with you :-(

Love the clouds in this picture

Love the clouds in this picture

 

Catching the sunset before fire works start

Catching the sunset before fire works start

 

I love watching sunsets

I love watching sunsets

 

Enjoying a beautiful sunset

Enjoying a beautiful sunset

 

What a pretty sun

What a pretty sun

Sewing has taken a back seat as of late. I have been so focused on crocheting that I almost forgot about sewing. I woke up this morning itching to plan a sewing project. So off I went to visit my fabric stash.  I am going to make a bag of sorts that will help contain my yarn stash.
I also am going to make an apron for a customer. This excites me and also stresses me. It is for the woman I made the Piggy Toy Bag for. I am under no time constraint….Just my own. This has been months in planning as we chose a fabric that had not yet been released. Well finally it was released and I found it on sale!!!
I have been taking pictures like crazy lately. 4th of July, A sunset and a trip to a nature preserve. I will post pictures later in the week.
I am attending my first Reading Invasion tomorrow and an so excited!!!!
Have a Beautiful Monday!!!

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I am so happy that this scarf is completed. I finished it yesterday in about an hour!

This is my first venture in using bulky yarn. I like the tweed look of this yarn and it is working up quickly. At a standstill as I need to get a tapestry needle. I am planning on doing this later today.

This is my first venture in using bulky yarn. I like the tweed look of this yarn and it is working up quickly. At a standstill as I need to get a tapestry needle. I am planning on doing this later today.

Crochet Progress

I started working on my hdc. This project is using both hdc and sc

7.5.14 Update: I frogged this last night. It was a practice piece and the more I looked at it and worked on it the more I realize I do not like hdc at this time. I have moved on to another stitch.

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