Melting Pot

Randoms

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I couldn’t resist adding two new plants to my growing collection. They were on clearance for under $2 each, and a little sad looking. This picture is from the day I bought them last week. I am hoping with a little love they will perk up. Y’all know I have trouble keeping plants alive, but knock on wood I have successfully kept quite a few houseplants going for a couple months now. That may not seem like a long time to you. But for me it is a huge accomplishment. I will share another picture of these ones in a couple weeks, if they perk up. I don’t even know what they are. Honestly I never care what any given plant is, I go by what I like visually. The one on the left has the tag with all the pertinent information in it but the one on the right doesn’t. I just love the purply pink on that one!

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Another of my recent crafty projects was applying some stained glass to our front door. I had been wanting to do this for ages but it just never happened. My mom wanted to clear out her craft room a bit, which meant I was allowed to take pretty much anything I wanted. Among the things she was getting rid of were some stained glass supplies. I googled for a template I liked and printed it out. It was too small so I printed two copies and taped them together to fit the window to my liking. I had actually planned to do the design on all three panels, but my arms and neck quickly protested that idea while applying the leading for the center panel. I am short so had to look and reach up for pretty much all of this. No, standing on a chair is not an option. I am way too clumsy. Anyway I like it this way better anyway, now that it is done. 🙂

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As seen from inside before putting the curtain back in place.

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As seen from inside with the curtain back up.

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As seen from outside.

The front door needs fresh paint but that is a project for another day.

My shawl is on the back burner while I focus my knitting efforts on a gift for someone. It has taken a lot of effort and frustration just to get started. I had issues meeting gauge, and have had some trouble in getting going thanks to that. I am pretty sure I am good to go on it now though. I had to start over because I had thought I had it figured out but when I double checked that things were correct (sixteen rows in) I discovered my calculations were off. I’ve cast on again but have not worked any further beyond that. Tomorrow. Hopefully now I am where I need to be with gauge, so that I can really get into working on it.

I’ve got a few things I need to tackle quickly before bed, so I’m off. xoxo

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One thought on “Randoms

  1. Those are some good looking plants. I hope they flourish for you. I don’t have any luck with houseplants. I like them though, they give extra life to a home.
    You did a great job with the stain glass paints. Your creation looks very professional. Good choice on design and colors. Your door looks very welcoming and cheerful.
    I figure your knitting project will turn out great. You’re knitting skills and talent are wonderful.

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