Photography ~ {K} Dance Photo Session

As a dancer, others dancers are perhaps my all-time favorite subject to photograph (aside from kids, that is). Maybe it’s that I know what a step/position/move is supposed to look like. Maybe it’s just the joy I see on the face of other dancers as I photograph them doing what they love as much as I do. I don’t know, but I do know that I really look forward to those sessions.

While visiting some friends in Northern Utah their amazingly talented daughter asked me if I would be willing to do “some dance pictures” for her after we did their family session. I think I was almost more excited than her! This young lady is incredibly dedicated, talented and I see her going pretty far in the dance world. The sky’s the limit for her. And for those of you wondering… she’s only nine years old.


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Yarn Works ~ Crochet Ruffle Coin Purse

I do it all the time… I can’t be the only one. I constantly destroy store-bought coin purses. I finally decided I would make one of my own and went on a search for ideas for a crochet or sewn coin purse. It would just depend on what I really felt like doing. A few weeks ago, I came across a picture of a full-size ruffled purse made of soft yarn. While pretty, it wasn’t quite what I was looking for… close though. I decided to play around with the idea and started to work on a pattern for a ruffled coin purse made with mercerized cotton crochet thread.

After several false starts where I ripped out the stitches and started all over… okay, it was five times. I finally came up with what I was going to do. So my current project right now is only a few rows into it, but it’s finally starting to look like what was in my head. If it works out like I’m hoping/thinking it will, I’ll be adding it to my shop. I’ll post another picture and update when it’s either finally done with lining or when I have another spot to post crochet into. What do you think?

Monday Mishaps ~ Wrong Day!

Okay, I have another one for you. Heck, y’all probably noticed it last week, lol. (See Happy Hump Day¬†of last week) That’s right… the dreaded “I’m On the Wrong Dang Day!” mishap.

I know I’m not the only one who has ever done this… but I seem to do it a lot more than most people I know. With five boys, and it being Summer Break from school, the days sort of blend together. Add in a bit of brain damage and I don’t always remember what day it is, much less what I’m supposed to be doing on any given day. Enter my Google calendar. I have that puppy so color coded, some days look like a veritable rainbow of activities and possibilities. EVERY person in my household has their own color, plus there are my business and dance troupe calendars. My Google calendar is synced with my laptop… my tablet… and even my iPod.

You’d think with all those reminders I could maybe… possibly… okay hopefully, remember what day it was. Unfortunately, this is not the case (see above). So, I hope y’all can forgive me if every now and then (or more) something gets posted on the wrong day, lol.