Sunday, June 19, 2011

I Just Can't Stop........

        WARNING! This post is gonna be all over the place...Here's your ticket to ride...
          ....*Teehee*...It's the Beatles people!!!! ^_^ {You can click on the photo to take you to roguevalleyvintage's etsy shop for the vintage record sleeve} I couldn't stop myself! LOL
      The whole 'I just can't stop myself' theme for this post is such a cool idea, but it wasn't mine. I have to be honest and tell you that the idea came from PipingHotPapers. It's the title of her new Treasury that she added my Sunny Yellow and White Button Hide Away Slipper Necklace to! "I just can't stop...".
         I can see why she named it that too, because I just couldn't stop looking through it! ^_^ You can go and check it out too if you like.
      And I sure had enough time on my hands to go looking, because I'm not sleeping a whole lot the last few days. I think it might be all the rain and stuff...At any rate, I was up 'before the chickens' again this morning...while hubby.....
       ....he's cuddled up with his pillow like this kitty is with his stuffed animal!! LOL {Thanks Priscila! ^_^} He just can't stop sleeping his head off!! ^_^
      It might have been too much hummingbird or garden watching!
       Both are quite enjoyable to look at right now. :-)
     I had something I just couldn't stop doing too though.....Crocheting this black and white shawl.
      But guess what?! I can stop now!......And I did!.....It's done!!! :-)
      I designed and crocheted it this way, with the alternating black and white only on one side of it, so that the shawl could be worn in different ways....either more formally, or casual. In the above photo, and the couple below, you can see how you can wear it with the stripes around the neck area...
      In the below photos you can see how it has a slightly different look, if you wear it with the white stripes at the bottom, away from the face...
      See! It's sorta like the shawl has two faces!......Hmmmm.....reminds me of a movie! :-)) {Sorry...I just can't stop!! ^_^}

Enjoy the rest of your weekend everybody!!....And Shhhhhh! WIMBLEDON STARTS TOMORROW!!!!!!! ♫ Happy dance ♫ !!! ^_^

My Brain, My Brain

My brain just does
what it wants and when it wants!
Some days, all of it's positives
is what it flips and flaunts.

It triggers really fast,
and all my brain cells start to meet.
It stores all kinds of things,
and it runs long, without feet!

It fires happiness,
is organized, remembers well.
But then that "Bing!" will come
as if someone just hit a bell.

It slows and starts to ponder.
And what it ponders is not good!
Those days it might as well
be just a solid block of wood.

Can't remember what to do,
or if it already did;
Thoughts are scattered everywhere
and all my memories are hid.

Yes, my brain just does
what it wants and how it wants!
My job is staying with it,
and responding when it taunts.


  1. That shawl turned out awesome!!! I love it! Congrats on the treasury too! It's so pretty!
    Have a great day!!!

    enter me?

  2. CinLynn, Thank you!! I really like the shawl too. Of course I'm a little biased. ^_^ You have a good day too. I'm off to finish my WT now. I usually have it done by now, but I've been so tired this week...*yawn* :-] Have a good day, my friend...And yes! You're entered!! {By the way, I forgot to tell you that your hat has been on it's way for a couple of days now! OOPS!! ^_^}

  3. Your brain sounds a little like my brain! Love the shawl and its many faces.

  4. That shawl looks great! You've done a wonderful job with it.
    I saw my awwwww photo for the day with that kitten, who looks absolutely adorable hugging its little toy like that.

  5. Gorgeous shawl!! It looks really elegant!! Sorry you aren't sleeping well, but it looks like you know how to use your extra time... Happy Sunday to you!! Love, Silke

  6. Love how the shawl turned out!
    Enjoy your Sunday!

  7. Darlene, Your brain is like that too?! I feel sorry for you! ^_^ ... And thank you for the nice words about my shawl! :-)

  8. Jo-anne, Thank you!! I'm so glad you like it! It ain't no baby cardigan...but it'll have to do! ^_^ And I agree about the kitten photo. When I saw it on Priscila's blog I fell in love. :-)

  9. Silke, Thank you! You picked up on the 'feel' I was after too...elegant. I thought it would be a good shawl for a dinner or something like that, when you go out to a fancy place or something... :-) Enjoy the rest of this slow-moving day! :-)

  10. Lisa, Awww! Thank you for stopping to let me know! :-)

  11. Love the picture of kitty and your shawl is a beauty too

  12. Krishenka, Awwwwww! Thank You!!! :-)

  13. oohh WOW your shawl is wonderful, you are so talented and a wiz at crochet, i admire you greatly. Once i have got this patchwork bug out of my system i am going to focus on crochet only and nothing else. I am going to sit with utube on and i am not going to move until i have mastered the art of a square ;-)) Will you be selling your shawl? enjoy the rest of your evening, dee x

  14. Deb, Wow the shawl is beautiful. Awesome job. Love the poem. I wish I could get back into creating it's just not happening. Hope you have a great day. Hope the weather is better for you today.

  15. delia, Awwwww! That's so nice of you to say. :-] But truthfully, crocheting is such a whiz for me because it's not like 'work'! I enjoy doing it. I wish I lived close enough to just show you the basics. Then you'd be off and running, doing everything!! ^_^ Youtube will help you though. I can't wait to see when 'the mental light goes on' with it for you!! :-))...And yes, I will be selling the shawl, as soon as I can take the time and list it in the shop...Have a good rest of the day Dee! :-)

  16. SnowflakeDreams1, Thank you so much for the nice complement on the shawl! I'm so glad you like it. And the poem love too! :-] Don't put too much pressure on yourself about the creating thing. You've got a lot of distraction going on right now. No worries...the creative 'bug' will hit you again. I'm sure!!! :-)) In the meantime have a relaxed rest of the weekend. That's what I'm trying to do on this beautiful and sunny day!

  17. The Shawl is REALLY nice. Like that it is so versatile.

    Kitty is adorable!

    Enter ME!

  18. Alittlesprite, Thank you for the nice shawl words! I appreciate you stopping to say so...And I agree about the kitty. :-) {In you go again, for the hat!}


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