When I saw that this week's color for A Year of Color was turquoise blue, I was so excited. I love turquoise! Ive enjoyed it this summer in my kitchen paired with orange. And Ive been participating in the aqua/red swap over at swap bot organized by Barbe. (how did I get myself into a swap where my partner created such beautiful, amazing art yarns and I had to put together a package for her??? I hope she likes everything.) When I wear my turquoise jewelry, I feel grounded and more connected to my Southern Texas roots.
But like Angela of Colorfool said in a recent post, "Crazy is the new normal". It has been nuts...that is more nuts than usual around here. I had grand plans of having lots of time to do lots of creative little things that have been on my crafty list for months. But life happens. You know? S has been working extremely long hours the past few weeks. This is their "busy" time of year. We are changing servers over at Ms. Darla's site. And it hasnt gone as smoothly as I had planned. And then I think Scout has hit her toddler into everything puppy stage. She is into everything and takes anything that is left on the floor outside to chew...including plastic bags, scraps of felt, yarn, leggos, stuffed animals, boxes from the pantry. EVERYTHING! It really is like having another baby. Which has left me little time to take photos.
But also because turquoise blue has been a tough color for the boys to get into. They dont love it near as much as I do, I think because it is hard to distinguish it from other blues. But when Ian got up from his nap one day and was lounging on Scouts pillow and he exclaimed "Mama, get the camera quick! Im laying on turquoise", what's a mama to do? But take the photo with much praise and smiling and post it ASAP to show him how much I want to smooch him to death when he says things like that. So here he is with his sleepy little eyes on a not so turquoise blue thrifted pillowcase turned dog bed.
Also I got lots of questions about the rag rug Im making. Answers and more links will follow this post, but I hear Mr. Mooch waking up from his nap, so gotta run for now.