Thursday, 21 January 2016

Just because

A few Haiku for you....just because. 

Silence ev’rywhere,
Snow falls slowly down around.
Wonderful winter.

What’s up buttercup?
Mom says to squiggly young’un.
Nuttin’ mama, just ….

Boredom reigns supreme.
Why do we subject ourselves
To mindless work lives.

Gray, white, brown, off white
The colours that surround us,
All the winter long.

Buzz, buzz, constant buzz
white noise never goes away 
ears ring-a-ringing. 

Blah January, 
Blah February also.
no light in tunnel. 

What about you? Do you ever randomly write Haiku? 

Monday, 18 January 2016

Teensy steps

Life is still crazy, I guess I shouldn't have expected anything different in 2016. I'm holding out hope for May, when my schooling will be complete.

In the mean time, my goal for January is to hook every day. First of all, I tweaked a project that I mostly hooked in 2015. This landscape was designed by Wanda Kerr of The Welcome Mat, for a class that she offered last year. When I first hooked it, Wanda provided gentle feedback on what I could tweak to improve the piece. Life got in the way, and the revisions didn't happen until months later when the course was over and I couldn't find the feedback. 

Alas, here it is.....

Finishing still required. Wonder what century that will happen?

Wait, there's more! No kidding. 

Wanda also runs a January Journal group every year and I usually want to participate. Though I don't really have time, I found a way to make my participation so simple that I might actually be able to pull it off. I figured that if I could hook a little bit in January, it would provide some Calm that I'm seeking, and provide some stress-relief. The theme this year is "Minding the Line". I elected to take the theme literally, and am hooking 3 lines per day. The first reflects the weather, the second reflects my mood, and the third reflects the overall feel of the day for the family. So far, I'm up-to-date. Yeehaw!

Now, please note this is a piece in progress and then lines that are missing are meant to be "snow" which will be fluffy white yarn, which pulls out continually while hooking. So those spots will remain empty until the last day. 

Progress shot.....

The numbers sit on the lines for that date (i.e. 4 is on January 4th's lines). 

Just a fun, colourful (unless I'm in a bad mood, or the weather sucks) rug that's keeping me hooking this month. 


Tuesday, 5 January 2016


I'm not going to call #15in2015 a failure. No, I didn't make it to 15 items, but I did as much as I could in the time I had available. I'm happy with the items I made, even those that I ran out of time to share with you! 

And yes, I'm going to go so far as to aim for #16in2016. That's sixteen fibre projects in 2016. This again will be challenging as I start the year with full-time work and full-time school plus....well, life and family. But, I'm optimistic because school finishes on May 1st, provided I get through two more courses in one piece. So yes, I will claim that as a goal in 2016. 

I'm not one for resolutions. Or I should say, New Year's resolutions. I feel that a resolution should be made when one is ready for it. That immensely improves the chances for success. So, I can set goals, but they're distinctly not resolutions.

You may or may not know about, or participate in, one little word. For this year, the word 'Calm' seems to make the most sense for me. In a way, Rocketman chose this word for me, as he's always imploring me to "remain calm". So perhaps by embracing it as my one little word for 2016, I'll be able to bring it to mind more often. 

What about you, what's your One Little Word for 2016? Any goals set in the last 5 days?

Wishing for you opportunities for growth in this new year.