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Flower Cushion

June 16, 2012

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I gave the cushion to my sister. When I finished the front I knew immediately it belonged on a chair of hers. I didn’t even ask. I just put it there and left. SURPRISE!

Lately I’ve Been…

June 15, 2012

Knitting. I’m making another Burberrish Cowl.

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Crocheting. I finished the front and back of the cushion. Just have to seam it up and make the insert!

Backing

Sewing. I made a skirt with an asymmetrical hem (my favorite type).

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Planning. This weekend I’ll be meeting up with a fellow knitter/blogger and I’m so nervous. I hope I don’t say anything stupid, I mean, I already look stupid…I cut off part of my eyebrow when I trimmed my bangs this afternoon! Only me.

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Happy Friday!

Running

June 13, 2012
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I used to hate it.  It made me feel worse about myself and was too much for my lungs and knees. But now that I’ve been at it for a few weeks and my body’s getting stronger I finally see the appeal.

Trail Running

I have a long ass way to go but with each run I do see improvement in my time and that’s enough to keep me going for now.

I don’t know that I’ll ever be as fast as Amanda or develop super awesome running powers like Katie but I’m going to try!

Memorial Day

May 28, 2012

I went to dog beach with the usual gang–my sister, her husband, their two boxers, and my two kiddies.

It was Hugo’s first time and I think he had the most fun.

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Afloat

Lily was her usual weird self on the ride home and chose to face the seat instead of forward.

She's facing the seat.

And here’s Maggie. Totally over it.

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Hope you all had a lovely Monday! I’m off to finish some crochet pieces.

Redemption

May 24, 2012

After an epic hike on Wednesday I decided 2013 is the year for redemption.

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You see, I did the LA Marathon in 2010 and I SUCKED. Royally.

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I was more embarrassed than proud at the end because I knew I could have done better. Others of course were like, “OMG! You did it!” and it was like yeah, I did it, but not well.

Signups haven’t opened yet but I already committed to it with a few friends. I’m so excited. I’m going to train and do it right this time around.

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Hugo’s been hiking with me but never struggled until today. At one point I thought I’d have to carry this 40 pound beast! But then he saw a bunny and ran like the wind. All was fine.

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Have any of you done a marathon before and if so, how was it? How did you train?

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PS: This is what happens when Hugo doesn’t get attention.

Weekend Recap

May 21, 2012

What we hoped to sell tons of.

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What we actually sold tons of.

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What I was most excited to buy.

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What I was most excited to eat.

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What exaggerated excitement looks like.

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What I was pleasantly surprised to find in the boonies.

HOOK

What I thought would be a quick and easy project.

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What I felt like at the beginning.

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What I felt like by the end.

Raaaaaa

What made me forget everything that sucked (sort of).

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Yikes

May 13, 2012

I’ve been sewing a lot this past week, more so than usual.

Exhibit A:

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Nah just kidding. I turned that chiffon into a dress! You get to see it from Hugo’s perspective.

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I also worked on a pair of pants. I don’t know that they’ll be as cool as the plaid ones but they’re definitely more wearable.

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To all you Momma’s out there, especially the dog ones, Happy Mother’s Day!

PS: I wanted to do this post in vlog form but I caught a cold and my sexy phlegm voice isn’t so sexy anymore. Sorry guys.

PPS: Boojiboo will be at the Strawberry Festival next week. Say hi! Eat strawberry pizza! Drink strawberry beer! Buy strawberry-related things! Or not.

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