In the Meantime…..

Our daughter Colleen came to visit during the Thanksgiving weekend.  We were out joining the shopping minions Saturday morning. ( I must emphasize that we were not the shameful shoppers who were out on Thanksgiving Day!  That day is reserved for “Family Only”.)

Since the craft stores always call my name when I veer too close. “Cindy, Cindy, come see what we have for you!”  I gave in and ventured inside.  As always there were some yummy yarns just waiting for me to touch, cross-stitch patterns wanting to come to life, and card making accessories jumping off the shelves at me!  I remained in control, chanting repeatedly “Donovan’s Stocking, Donovan’s Stocking” to myself.

I could feel the pull of the yarn, I knew better than to get within arms length of the aisle.  Weakening, I reached out to feel this adorably fluffy new yarn.  I knew it was a bad idea, this stuff was so yummy to touch.  I was instantly caught up in the texture.  Colleen caught me molesting the skein of yarn, lol.  I was just getting ready to forcibly yank myself away, when Colleen threw me a lifeline.  She needed a baby blanket made for a co-worker returning from maternity after Christmas!  Elated to be able to take that yarn home, we set off for the register.

I must admit, it gave me the motivation to bear down and finish the stocking for Donovan!


I bet you can see the fluffy, yummy white variegated yarn that I was enamored with!  This was so much fun to crochet, I finished in a few days.  The little one who is receiving this blanket will love the softness.  I certainly love this new pattern and the yummy yarn!

While that was fun, I can’t wait to get back to my paper dolls……. Cyn


About designbycyn

Sonoma County, California ceramic enthusiasts Cyn and Steven Gradek have worked in the clay medium since 1996. They had a retail store where they held classes and provided the essentials for fellow ceramic enthusiasts. The business evolved into producing for other retail outlets and artist. Which quickly grew and they closed the retail storefront and concentrated on the wholesale business. With their 3 children raised and on their own, they had time to pursue their own creativity. Cyn learned how to embroider from her Grandma Cirner at a young age. After that she found sewing, cross stitching, crocheting, well you get the jist, LOL. She hasn't met a craft that she hasn't liked. Blogging was suggested by her youngest daughter, Colleen. At first it was a battle to get her to try it, but eventually Cyn started to enjoy the exercise. The blog on Cyn's website was limiting, so Colleen got her started with Wordpress. Hope you enjoy her Adventures with Creativity!
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