Tuesday, September 28, 2010

Scribbles

Oh my goodness, it is HOT here. Normally temps are comfortable this time of year, but we are having the most unbearable heatwave. I just went outside (it's almost 8pm), and it is still oppressive. Temps reached over 100F this afternoon and Google tells me it is currently 91F outside.

I've been knitting in spite of the heat. With my move coming up in less than two weeks and things so busy at work, I'm trying to set aside time each evening to relax and de-stress. Nothing new to show you, still working on my two scarves. I did buy this Cotton Supreme Batik yarn on Saturday to make a scarf for my sister, who assures me she likes it. I love the colors and the softness. (I got the picture off the Internet because I'm too lazy to actually take a picture of the skeins I bought.)

This is my September artist trading card for my swap group, made with ink pens and colored pencils. It was fun to doodle.

I got the idea for my ATC from this book Cory gave me for my birthday, Scribbles. It is written by her friend Lindsay Ostrom and is chock full of cute ideas for creative lettering.



Speaking of Cory, she kindly awarded me this Cherry On Top award. Thanks friend! I'm supposed to answer the question, "If you could go back and change one thing in your life, what would it be?" My answer is, I would like to instill a greater sense of confidence in my younger self and not worry so much about things beyond my control.

Wishing you a cool and happy week ...

11 comments:

Dogwood said...

Stacy~nice post. I love the colors of the yarn for a scarf for your sissy! You are doing well de-stressing by giving yourself some creating time each day. I am proud of you. Glad you are enjoying the book by Lindsay "SCRIBBLES." She is an amazing creative lady! Hot weather=i am getting so tired of it and so so so ready for the cool days and evenings of fall-time! Enjoy you days. Hugs, Cory

Dogwood said...

PS~i like you answer to the question.

Linda said...

What beautiful yarn! I do hope the heat subsides soon:)
xo
Linda

Caffeine Girl said...

Very, very pretty yarn. It will be a great post. I try to knit every night, too. I figure it's cheaper and more convenient than therapy!

I love the way you answered the question. I've been thinking a lot about that issue: How do I help my own kids have more faith in themselves? It's a hard one.

Theresa said...

Cute post! I have been watching the heat out there on the news! It is like we swapped weather:) Thanks but I know it is awful to have that kind of heat when you aren't used to it! We had the hottest, longest summer ever around here and I think it is gone... shhhhhh don't let Mother Nature hear me say that:)

Have a blessed day my friend and stay cool! HUGS!

Jane said...

We had such a hot summer and two more 90+ days last week. Then a shift change to the 50s! Since then we haven't seen the sun - it's made me miserable. The yarn is lovely. And that book - I think I will have to add that to Annie's gift list - it looks very fun!

Kim's Treasures said...

Congrats on your award! I use to doodle all the time. I should try to make time for that again.

Hilary Martin said...

I'd wear that scarf even in this heat!

PunkiePie said...

I heard about the heat you are haiving. I hope it starts to cool off for you all soon! Your ATC is very cute. I like the simpleness of it.

lindsay ostrom said...

wowie wow wow.... thanks for posting my book on your blog. and thanks to cory for passing it along. I love what you did with your ATC... i would draw a happy face on your paper if i was there to do it! Glad you are having fun with it.... oh, and you can get the book from me too on the blog at www.lindsayostrom.blogspot.com too. Ok, well, keep up the doodling!!!

Susan Gallacher-Turner and Michael Turner said...

Love your 'scribbles' ATC! And that yarn is wonderful!!! Hope you enjoyed knitting with it and de=stressing.