I'm not sure if it will go on the quilt that I had in mind (which, of course, I haven't begun yet), so there may be another pocket in the works tonight. The next one will be a quilted pocket with batting to add that quilty cushion that I crave.
Last week's TAST stitch was the wheatear, and I added that to the spiral, then lots of French knots and seed stitches. I love running my hand over it and feeling the texture.
I found the above at Kailana's blog. A Pinterest Challenge that encourages Pinterest Addicts to Create (or DO) something they've found on Pinterest and post their accomplishments.
The origin of this Challenge can be found Here at Love, Laugh, and a Touch of Insanity .
1. To participate you will choose your level and then make (or do) that amount of pins during May 2012. Challenge ends May 31st. (can be new pins or old pins...doesn't matter)
2. Report back on your Pin It and Do It success. Ideally this will come in the form of a blog or tumblr post. Or you can post about it on Facebook or Flickr if you don’t have a blog or tumblr. Or create a board on Pinterest for this challenge. If none of the above, report your success in the Wrap-Up Post comments.
3. Anyone is welcome to join. If you need an invite to Pinterest, let me know your email address and I’ll send an invite.
Timid Pinner: 1-3 Pins
Pinterested: 4-7 Pins
Pin Obsessed: 8+ Pins
Some Pinterest Etiquette and Courtesies:
--If you create a pin from a post, make sure you are pinning the true URL of the post and not the main website so folks can easily find the link again.
--When you create a pin, try to include the website in the description of the pin.
--Do not include the entire recipe or instructions in the pin description.
--If you embed a pinned picture on your own blog, make it clear that it is not your original picture--a link back to the original blog post is always appreciated.
And other little tidbits...this does not have to be a food or crafting challenge. Saw an interesting photography lesson? Click! An outfit you'd love to put together? Yup! Organizing idea for around the house? Go for it! A workout Regiment? Kick butt! Really this challenge is endless--you just need to tell us what you pinned and what you did. Make sure to note the original pin wherever you complete your wrapup (or if you do progress reports) to give the originator credit.
What I SHOULD do is pin recipes and try them, but that might prove too much of a challenge for me, as cooking doesn't interest me much. On the other hand, it might gain me some Brownie points with my dear husband (who accomplished several "honey do" chores this weekend).
Or maybe...I should try some of the organizing ideas; however, every time I try to organize, I lose things.
Anyway, I think it is an interesting challenge for all of us who spend inordinate amounts of time looking and drooling to actually use the information/inspiration.
I haven't joined, but I am thinking about it. Maybe I could manage the Timid Pinner category. Surely, I could manage 1-3 Pinspirations.
The formal challenge ends on May 31 (I just discovered it), but a personal challenge could extend it throughout the year.
Whenever my brothers and I reminisce about our childhoods, our memories of events are often askew. We remember things differently in both large and small ways. It's funny and kind of entertaining to see the wildly different versions of the same events.
When I found the following quote at the smallest forest, I couldn't help but smile.