Tuesday, February 26, 2013

Resting on my laurels.......not!

So, why would I be resting on my laurels? Who wants to sit on a pokey leaf wreath?

The answer, of course, is that like most old time sayings, resting on your laurels is not to be taken literally. It seems that in ancient times, laurel leaf wreaths were given to athletes and other notables to celebrate their accomplishments.

The laurel leaves were most often fashioned as a crown to be worn by the victor at sporting events and the like. Ouch! Didn't that hurt? The laurels were representative of the accomplishments of the particular individual being honored or rewarded.

I always thought I should be
wearing a crown

Now we know what laurels are. They are leaves from the bay plant, which are made into wreaths to rest on the head of accomplished people like myself. Thank you very much!

I've actually been very busy but then why should anything change out of the norm". I haven't been running at all this week, or the later part of last week. That's because I am a good friend and when my partner is injured, I take sympathy with her and keep her company! I've been crocheting up a storm as usual but I've also been playing with Fimo clay and Sculpey, trying out ideas for buttons, and hook adaptions, like in the previous post. Not as easy as it looks that is for sure. I tried a simple polka dot handle grip to start and it turned out pretty good. But I only had a extra hook in one size so I need to collect a few others before I go hog wild on any of them. I thought they would make a nice gift for my fellow yarners!

I like how the color of the clay matches
the color of the hook
My thoughts are turning to Spring and Easter decorating, I think this weekend, since it is the beginning of March, I can bring out the bunnies and eggs.

These little guys are pretty cute and better to have around than the real thing. Otherwise, they could be missing ears!

Dollar store ornaments spray painted
 chocolate brown

Then I found this adorable bunny pillow........who wouldn't want to give him a home........

He is made from burlap
 which I just happen to have but since burlap is soooo "stinky"
I think I will make him out of drop cloth
 and stain it with coffee......

Also, I am on a bit of an owl kick at the moment but this next pillow is for my niece's new baby when
he or she decides to make their appearance! I think I will make of family of them for her.

Meet Henrietta, cute isn't she?

So I think I have a few things to keep me out of trouble for a few days......and there's still the question of what to do with the guest bedroom.......I'm leaning towards..............

Benjamin Moore's Chelsea Grey
Maybe on my next days off I will get around to tearing apart the room.....have an excellent week! And remember ~~~~~~~~

Good things come to those who wait… greater things come to those who get off their butts and do anything to make it happen.” - Unknown -

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