August 3, 2016

A New Month...

 Well here we are beginning a new month.

Fall is approaching...
School is arriving...
and my head is spinning
 from all the things going on and still have yet to do.

I can hardly believe that June and July came and went so quickly.  With school starting soon my summer break is coming to an end .  Every year I always look forward to the Spring and Summer months and when they finally arrive they're over just like that.  I always wish they would last longer but they always seem to be the shortest months of the year. Why is it that Spring and Summer whiz on by but the chill of Winter seems to last forever?  I ask myself that all the time.  I still don't know.

It's been a while since I made this little Doxie rattle.  It was early last year.  You can see the original post here.  Well I don't have any small babies in the house anymore.  My three children are almost all grown.  My youngest is fifteen but there's a soft place in my heart for Doxies and I just couldn't resist making one of these.  So I took it to our church nursery.  I am the nursery director at our church.  I work the Sunday School shift every Sunday morning.  I knew this would be the perfect place for this little Dachshund pup.

The rattle turned out to be a favorite with this little girl.  I set her down on the floor on a blanket and set several soft toys in front of her.  She played with all of them but she reached for this one the most.
Of course how can we blame her.  Dachshunds are irresistible to almost everyone.
If anyone out there makes soft little toys, your local church nurseries would be a great place to donate them to.  Or you could always send them to us.  These little hands would be delighted to play with them.  

My blanket is steadily growing.  I've added my second color.  So far so good.  I love the look it's taking on.  It's reminds me of Santa Fe which is what I was going for with the colors. 
My favorite time to knit is in the evenings,  It's relaxing and helps my mind and body wind down.  Of course I also pick it up during the day in between chores and knit on it a little bit.  But I'm not in any hurry to finish it.  I'm enjoying the process too much. I love this pattern.
I stopped at Goodwill last week while I was out on a shopping trip.  I always go straight to the craft section to see if I can find yarn or anything else yarn or sewing related to stock my already full shelves in my craft room with.  I am not always lucky but this time I was blessed to find these six full skeins of yarn to add to my inventory.  Yes, I get excited over little things like that.

So have you found any good deals recently?
What are you working on?
 I'd love to know.



  1. Hi Beca, I know what you mean by the summer flying by. I feel like we just kind of settle into summer and then it's over.Your soft toy is really cute and your blanket looks like it is coming along beautifully. Take care and enjoy the last few weeks of summer break. Heather

  2. The Doxie Rattle is super adorable, and the cute baby has given her seal of approval! Your blanket is coming along great and I love the pretty colors...can't wait to see it all done.
    Summer is running out too quickly, but I'm making the most of it! I have to say this has been the best summer so far for me!!!

    My great find so far has been a hanging wall shelf I found at a garage sale for $3!!!

    Have a great day!

  3. Like you I am always on the look out for any additions to the craft room. I love the rattle, a great make. I am working on a quilt for my Grandaughter and some gifts for the family for Christmas, a little early I know but I don't like to put myself under stress.


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