Saturday, January 24, 2015

Snow!!

I have been participating in many Fitbit Challenges lately (add me here if you'd like!) So I took a hike a few weeks ago to get in some steps... Much to my surprise, I came across some snow. It had rained a few days before, and if it is cold enough that rain is snow in the mountains. It doesn't happen too often in the mountains on our side of town, so I wasn't expecting it. Of course it was a VERY small amount of snow, but very exciting to me!


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A little ice sitting in a prickly pear.

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A little snow visible on Wasson Peak.

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Amazing views all around!

 Sweetwater Trail

Sweetwater Trail
I stared on my hike early in the morning and I hadn't seen ANYONE on the trail. I was going to shoot for the peak. But being alone and not seeing any other hikers around, I decided to turn back..... and I saw several groups on the way back... wish I would have kept going. NEXT TIME!

Eggcellent Minion

Finished the Minion I started on the other day! Turned out better than expected! Yippy. Off to work on some more.... This is when I really wished I had an Etsy Shop!

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Original Pattern created by One Dog Woof. Minion spin by yours truly. I added the arms to the top, stitched the black line around the top, added some hair and did some color changes to match a Minion.

Wednesday, January 21, 2015

Monster Egg

I've been itching for a little crocheting project. So after a little Pinteresting I found this awesome pattern by One Dog Woof. It is an Easter egg cover. I adapted the the pattern so the arms are up in the air.... Oh who am I kidding, I thought that was the bottom when I sewed them on, and I wasn't about to take them off! Throw your hands in the air like you just don't care!

Green happened to be within reaching distance, so I think my Monster is Mike's look-a-like from Monsters Inc.

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Just as I was about to start another one, my friend asked if I could do a Minion version. Why yes, I can to ANYTHING! (no really, it is true.) Anyway, they eye isn't glued on yet and I still have arms and legs to do... but I LOVE it so far!

Work in progress!


Tuesday, December 30, 2014

Funky Feet

I snapped some pictures the last time I went for a walk. This picture was nothing spectacular so I just kinda blew by it on the computer....but I was looking at my photos again and I noticed those feet.

Weirdest bird feet I've ever seen!

Feet!

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So the naturalist in me (I worked exactly one season in the past as a naturalist giving live animal talks and leading hikes) had to figure out what kind of bird this was. It looks like it is an American Coot. I would have thought it was just another duck if it weren't for those feet!