Weekly Wrap-up

The first week in April is already done!

At the end of March I posted that one of my goals for April would be to discover 10 new crafty blogs to follow. I could have easily doubled that number, but that would have cut into my ‘keep up’ with reading about what all of you have been doing this week. And there have been some awesome makes, recipes, and gorgeous pictures of Spring springing to life!

If any of you like to read as many blogs as I do (and have trouble with WP email notifications being unreliable) it’s easy to miss something! To anyone that has not seen a like/comment from me it’s because I haven’t scoured WP reader yet trying to be sure that I didn’t miss anyone.

To quote one of my favorite scenes from one of my favorite movies Β – Nathaniel (aka Natty Bumppo) to Cora Munro in Last of the Mohicans’ “I will find you! No matter how long it takes, no matter how far. I will find you!”

I will find you

Sorry – I couldn’t resist. Which reminds me of a fun fact about me, I have a special connection to Last of the Mohicans’ in a roundabout way.

When I was in fourth grade there was a contest to make a project about the History of Montville. A small New England town where I grew up. Other kids were making popsicle models of log cabins or dioramas of the town hall and things like that. I decided to write a poem about the History of Montville and wrote it out in my best handwriting on poster board. That was it. No artwork or other embellishment. Just my words on poster board. Imagine my surprise when I won the coveted Glastburner Award (a prominent family in Montville’s history). I had never won anything before! The prize for winning the contest was a copy of Mohegan Chief – the Story of Harold Tantaquidgeon by Virginia Frances Voight signed by Chief Harold Tantaquidgeon himself! He was a direct descendant of Uncas who was the legendary Chief of the Mohegan Nation during the Seven Years War (also known as the French and Indian War) and was the subject of James Fenimore Cooper’s fictional narration – The Last of the Mohicans!

I read that book until the binder broke and the pages came loose and eventually ended up being lost forever. I don’t remember the poem at all.

But I digress –

This week I completed one of my project goals for April – Aris Blanket. Β I was dessert recipe twins with Tracy at It’s a T-Sweets Day, and the 10 blogs I found and followed are at the bottom of this post. If you are not already following these you should check them out!


Also – if you are feeling bored with normal stuff check out some paranormal stuff inΒ Scary Saturday Stories on Tanglewood Tapestry – this week features some strange happenings at Yolanda’s (Yochet) house – yes it is stranger than a life size crochet doll torso holding her own legs on her lap! Last week we heard about Rebecca’s (Twinklehook) extraterrestrial encounter!

Overly Dramatic Speckle

This is the Scary Saturday Mascot – my cat Speckle!

Here are the blogs I followed this week!

Ruby Victoria – Crochet Designs and Patterns
Helpful hints with pictures for weaving in ends. Very good description of how to weave in ends so that they will not come loose!
Beautiful 3D rose pattern
The Health Benefits of Crocheting
For all of you Cat lover’s there is a pattern for an adorable kitty bumblebee sweater! I’ve never seen a sweater for a cat before!! Very unique!
A super cheerful Daisy Granny Square Baby Blanket

CJ’s Crooked Hook
An adorable border design that is Elephants!!
Beautiful Virus Blanket
Lovely makes!

Eagar Kitchen Concoctions
Delicious recipes!

The Wee House of Crochet
Her tag line for her site is: Crochet Blogger, Crochet Addict, Yarn Hoarder
Been blogging for a while but I just discovered her, sure most of you are already following – if not you should!

Scenic Vibe Photography
This is Teresa Considine’s new venture and adventure! Lets give her our support – beautiful photography & beautiful person!

Perfectly Crocheted
Free patterns and yarn reviews

Kristie Jade Adcock
Kristie has a lovely furry family! Beautiful makes – and she’s super nice!

The Craft Newbie
Adorable Amigurumi

Crochet 539 – Brennacrocheter
Another crocheter that has been around for a while but is new to me.
Absolutely gorgeous makes!

Creative Corner
Lovely makes & Doilies!!

The Rusted Pansy
Her current WiP is an amazing woodland theme afghan!

Thanks for reading! Have a great weekend!





19 responses to “Weekly Wrap-up

  1. I don’t know how you read all these blogs! You really should try bloglovin’. Makes it a lot easier to follow (and still I struggle, lol). I don’t like or comment on their but rather click “go to original post” because I don’t know how it works with analytics and I’d hate to screw anyone up. Maybe I’ll have to try it on my site and see what happens.

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    • Hi Trudy! It’s not too bad as long as I stay on top of it. Kind of like doing the dishes (except way more interesting) if I skip a day it seems like they multiply overnight! Most of the posts are pretty short and with people I’ve been following for a while it’s just the new ones to read. When I find a new blog to follow it takes a little longer because I like to poke around and see their older posts too. Oh by the way – you inspired me to crochet some new potholders because my old ones have about had it. I have one almost done! πŸ˜€

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  2. I have so much trouble keeping on top of the blogs I follow. I like to comment too, so it takes a while, especially given that I don’t really have time on the weekend (except when I get up at 5 like today) to get through anything on my reader (first world problems for the win!). It’s always great to find new blogs, though. I should probably start searching more actively.

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    • I’m up early every day so I usually get at least an hour or so to spend reading blogs. I stopped reading most of the stupid political news and have a lot more free time! I’ve also been spending a lot less time in Warcraft so yeah, I’ve got a LOT more time to dedicate to other things. Actually my blog reading routine is a lot like doing WoW dailies! LOL. πŸ˜€

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    • I thought it would be nice for people that actually have exciting things to do if I recap what I did for the week and find all of the lovely blogs for you! That way you can click on what you want to save time. And maybe you’ll have enough extra time to let us know what Alex is up to hmmmm? LOL πŸ˜€

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    • Heehee – I won’t tell! I purposely don’t follow my work company on twitter because my posts automatically get tweeted and I don’t want them to see the time stamp! πŸ™‚


  3. That’s awesome about that award you won in the fourth grade! I love those kinds of memories. Always a writer, I see. πŸ™‚
    The large doll has legs attached now and is going back to school today! I can’t wait to see how the kids react. I’ll be posting about it soon.

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    • That award was a very special memory for me Yolanda, thanks for commenting on it. πŸ™‚ I wish I had the foresight to have kept the book. Oh I am so excited to hear all about what the kids think of the doll, and I’m excited to see her all put together!! πŸ˜€

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  4. I think I’m having the same issue as you, for some reason I didn’t see any of your posts on Tanglewood Tapestry, even though I follow it 😦 I’ll need to go check it out!

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    • I always feel bad when I think I’m all caught up with my email notifications then when I open up reader and I see some that I missed from like two days ago! I always think OH NO I hope they don’t think that I purposely didn’t read their post!! 😦

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  5. I’ve had rather a busy couple of weeks. Teenager step-daughter visiting us and general life getting in the way I’ve hardly had time to crochet, write a post and let alone read the posts on WP reader yet. But, I have to catch up on blog reading and looking forward to it πŸ™‚ I love looking at blogs too so much inspiration out there and I love finding a good story – so, I will come back to this post of yours and have a gandy at the ones you’ve linked as soon as I’ve caught up with the other posts πŸ™‚ – thank you for sharing x

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    • It really pulls you in and before you know it a few hours have gone by! I really should be spending more time actually crocheting than reading about crocheting but it’s so much fun!! πŸ˜€

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