Day 2 Knit and Crochet Blog Week… House of Bee’s! 4KCBWDAY2

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The House of Bee’s: Bee’s are busy and industrious, but can flit from one interesting project to the next as bright and shiny things capture their interest.

Today’s  Blog Week assignment is to write something about my chosen House Mascot… Bee’s…  Well, They are a lovely creature, but I wouldn’t want one to land on me… I do enjoy watching them on all the flowers in my yard each summer though…  They are such hard workers..

So,, When it came time to think of something to do with Bee’s and Crochet… The perfect short, colorful project came to mind… Like you know if you follow my blog,,, I make many projects to sell at the little shop here in my home town… Alpine Originals… So for the last couple of weeks I have been constantly thinking what I would be placing in the shop for this spring and summer…  So last night I whipped up a cute little set of Flower Coasters… Super Cute… Don’t you think?

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If you are wondering what these cute little Flower Coasters have to do with The House of Bee’s… Here is my little list of thoughts…

*Easy to finish quickly… So I can”Flit” to the next project

*Interesting… Flowers as Coasters…Yes… That is an interesting idea!

*Shiny and Bright… The colors and flower shape “Capture” the Bee’s attention…

**Conclusion,,, Quick and Easy to finish, Interesting and Bee’s Love Flowers!!!!

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There you go… My Mascot Post…Whew!

And,,, To keep you updated on my other projects,,, Since I like to Flit from one to another… Here is my progress on my current Crochet-A-Long... Ocean Waves Afghan Challenge by The Crochet Crowd

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Ocean Waves Afghan 25 % finished

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AND… Yay… My Flower Power Paperweight  Was the top pick for the week at Busting Stitches….wpid-20130416_190915_LLS.jpg stitch buster

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So here is to Bee’s, Blogging, Crocheting, Flitting and Crochet-A-Longs…

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Elena

Knitting & Crocheting Blog Week….

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This is the 4th Annual Knit & Crochet Blog Week… This week all participants will be posting daily according to the guidelines to celebrate our blogging communities and our art…  To get more details you can follow along at Eskimimi Makes.

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The challenge starts today by choosing the style of our craft and the “House” it fits into… Obviously I am an avid crocheter and I would say my style is useful and cozy crochet items…

After looking over the Houses to choose from,,, It was a bit hard to decide… I think I lean towards the House of Bee’s… The House of Bee: Bees are busy and industrious, but can flit from one interesting project to the next as bright and shiny things capture their interest……  But a close second is the House of Monkey’s… The House of Monkey: Intelligent and with a fun-loving side, Monkeys like to be challenged with every project presenting them with something new and interesting.

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The House of Bee’s… I have several projects going… And, I always seem to be thinking of the next one… Since the beginning of the year, I have completed well over 50 crochet projects, including 4 Afghans,,,  I have written 4 patterns and have been posting on this blog at least twice a week…

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The House of Monkey’s…  I have really challenged myself this year by publishing my first 2 patterns – Available on Ravelry or Here,,, Starting a Crochet-A-Long and Blogging… All of these have been really fun and pushed new areas in my crochet life…  I also have been creating dozens of new items for Alpine Originals, where I sell my creations…   I love to create and start something new… Each new project is a fun challenge and keeps me wanting to create more… Here are a few of my past favorites…

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Lots of fun stuff going on this week… Stay tuned for tomorrow’s post and Knit & Crochet Blog Week!

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Elena

River-Rock… Flower Power… Paperweight….

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I had the spring bug to crochet something colorful… It has been blowing snow here the last couple days and although it is spring,,, It sure hasn’t felt like it!  So,,, An African Flower something was my thought… A Potholder, Pincushion,, or …. A Paperweight!   Yes,  a paperweight will be great… I have a collection of Mt. Shasta River Rocks I collected up above the lake last summer to crochet doily style paperweights… So with hook in hand once again, the experiment began!

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River-Rock, Flower-Power Paperweight…

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I think they turned out so cute!  I will have to make more and at least one for my desk at work where the papers get blown every time they guys crack a window… Of course,,, this one is for Alpine Originals and will be up for sale later today!

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Here is just a peek of the blowing snow yesterday… it didn’t stick,,, but it was wet and windy… No fun to be outside…

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A Snowy Spring Day from my window at work…

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So here is to Snowy Spring Days, African Flower, River-Rocks and Paperweights…

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And a little fun news… I received the most clicks on Busting Stitches Link Party last week for my Hobo Granny Bag.

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Elena

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