"I started photographing my domestic world and writing not just about what I had made,
but why I made it, examining the thoughts that accompany creativity and the act of making."
Jane Brocket from The Gentle Art of Domesticity p. 189 UK edition

Monday, July 28, 2014

Crafting Summer

Warm and misty Mt. Hood after some summer showers.
Kris's no bake yummy cool cookies on the pretty hand painted plate Amanda sent me when we had a swap.
Cobalt blue glass beads I strung...and restrung...and need to string again because the string in the kit will not hold a knot and the kit had no directions...just a bag holding beads and a string...simple right...or maybe not :)
A dishcloth I made for a friend: chain 40, *chain 1 then a row single crochet, chain 2  then a row double crochet, repeat from * until the desired size, but end with a row of single crochet.
A three part project showing a feeling processed in light of my faith in God.

The beginning of my illustration of Psalm 100:1-2.

My summer is simmering

sunshine is shimmering




and my making of




crafts :)

I am also plotting some treks from here to there and back

...details will follow....

How are you crafting your season?

Gracie xx


  1. Love your journal, quite inspiring.

  2. I love your photo of the mountain, so magical.

    I haven't been crafting for a few weeks, due to feeling so under the weather, but thankfully feeling somewhat better now so hopefully this week I can crack on with some more crocheted potholders, I love making them and I need some for little gifts!


  3. Looks like you are enjoying your crafting time. I haven't seen the recipe for the no-bake cookies, my mom was just mentioning some the other day. I really like your journal. With God, we are never alone. Have a blessed day. Heather

  4. It looks like your journal workshop was a success! We need to go to the bead store.. how about today after swimming? They should have some bigger cobalt beads you could add into your smaller beads. See you in a few hours! ((hugs)), Teresa :-)

  5. I'm glad you're getting lots of time to craft, Gracie. It's so important to have creative time. Mine is mostly spent on crochet projects these days but I'm hoping to have some sewing time soon. Thanks for sharing your summer feelings and events. :)

  6. Gorgeous photo of the mountain, I've not done much crafting lately, but I did started on a new make last week
    Clare x

  7. Dear Gracie, thank you so much for a lovely sharing time - majestic and beautiful mountain, delectable cookies, colourful beads, gorgeous crochet, and wonderful journal reminding us that we are never alone! Love and blessings on you and yours, Joy xo

  8. Hi Gracie! Soon I'll see you in person. I'm so looking forward to our girls dinner. Your post is wonderful-everything about it. I read contentment in the writing of it, in your journal, in the cookies and crafting. And of course Mt. Hood is reigning over all of it. I miss you my friend.

  9. Look like you have been busy crafting, pretty photos.

  10. Beautiful! I love seeing what your hands are busy crafting these days. And aren't handmade dishcloths just the best? :)

  11. A gorgeous post today Gracie full of beauty and inspiration. How are you crafting your summer? I love that. I am crafting my summer to be taking care of others, with a few minutes here and there for my own crafting fun.

  12. A lovely, crafty post, Gracie! Your mountain picture is magical. Lovely to see you have been crocheting and journaling, and being inspired. The beads are a lovely shade and I am sure you will sort out how to string them. Wishing you a wonderful summer week!
    Helen xox

  13. Mt. Hood is always lovely! Those cobalt beads are my favorite color--so rich.

    I am weaving and spinning--made a rug this week! My first one!

  14. You look crafty-busy, in a happy sort of way, except maybe for that bead stringing. I hope you got it sorted.

  15. Oooh, those cookies look delicious!

  16. Another great but different atmosphere over Mt. Hood.

  17. Dear Gracie,

    It is simply lovely to pay you a visit and catch up with your crafty doings! Mt. Hood never ceases to amaze me in your beautiful atmospheric photos. May your month of August be full of serenity and joy.


  18. Hi Gracie! How did I miss this post? Well, I know how. I am not spending near the time I usually do, on blogging. So I find that I am always backed up on reading my favorite blogs. Loved this post. Where would we creative beings be without our crafting? Lovely photos! And one day, I hope to see Mt Hood close up and personal!
    How exciting that your son may be relocating closer to you.
    And on missing your husband, I can only imagine. : (
    xo Kris

  19. What would we do without crafting? Honestly, I don't know how people without hobbies spend their time. :) Hope you are enjoying your time away and travels. Best wishes, Tammy

  20. The Mount Hood photo is beautiful!

  21. Beautiful washcloth and yr drawings are very artistic my dear Gracie.


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