20 May 2010

We all Scream

My First Sea TurtleMy annual MS-150 ice cream social was yesterday, and the people I work with have done it again. I'm over the "required donation" amount!

I still hope to raise more money before the ride, but at least I don't have to put in any more of my own money now. I was worried. But I'm there now! I'm happy!

Playtime!Meanwhile, I haven't had much time to crochet (or sew, knit, quilt, design, write, shoot, you name it) lately because I'm trying to increase my in-the-saddle time. Big rides coming up. Gotta be ready!

However, I did design one new toy (my first sea turtle ever, pictured above) on my most recent train commute, and I did play with some thread while waiting for a computer program to run on my laptop at home one day last week.

scribbled threadMy sea turtle was a bear the first time around, although not literally. Just difficult to shape so tiny. The flippers took several attempts before I got them to curl just the way I wanted. After I got the mint green one done, the second one (in pastel blue) worked up very quickly. I'm going to try to make a lavendar one tonight. The challenge will be to see if I can remember what I did while making the blue one without having to count the tiny stitches on a completed sea turtle.

Roxy Bear in a BasketI also tried my hand at a bigger basket than what I made for some special moms for Mother's Day. The bigger basket came out so cute (in my opinion), I decided to stick a bear in it and try to sell it (to raise MS-150 money, of course).

This might not be too big a deal to anyone else, but I've grown quite attached to my micro bears, and I didn't think I could ever part with them. This is my third attempt at putting one up for adoption.

Roxy Bear (shown at right) got her name from a pristine area in Colorado that I like to visit because of the wonderful red rock formations - Roxborough State Park. I was on my way to the trailhead when Roxy was "born".

Maybe Roxy will be like Sunny and Crystal and stick around for a while. Although I can't complain if she raises some more money for a worthy cause...

baskets bright and beautiful


  1. Awww, the turtle is so cute! And I love the little baskets!

  2. Ahhh, i love the turtle, he is a cutie!

  3. I'm in love with the tiny turtle!! And I hope you have a great ride!!

  4. So can we expect a sea tutle soon


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