2014 in review:: thankyouverymuch to all my bloggity friends :) you brighten my world

The WordPress.com stats helper monkeys prepared a 2014 annual report for this blog.

Here’s an excerpt:

The Louvre Museum has 8.5 million visitors per year. This blog was viewed about 96,000 times in 2014. If it were an exhibit at the Louvre Museum, it would take about 4 days for that many people to see it.

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not crochet:: last bits of my trip to wichita

Just a couple more things to show you that I bought on my trip last week.

I am using these charms for an upgrade to an older project that I’ll share soon.


sunflower pin

I fell in love with this knitted sunflower pin.

I may have to make some more flower pins, they are such a day brightener.  This one has been living on my purse since I got home 🙂

Thoughts?  Do you guys like flower pins too?

Sometimes I’m inspiring

Hey y’all, this is as good of a time as any to introduce you to my friend Jennifer in the great northwest of the US. If you haven’t met her yet, stop on by because she is incredibly smart, funny, talented and I might add, INSPIRING!

Two Frogs and a Grasshopper

I know, I find it a little shocking myself, but occasionally people tell me this. And to you people I say, “Thank you.” Specifically this time to my blogger friend, Elle of Erratic Project Junkie, who nominated me for a Very Inspiring Blogger Award. Not only did she nominate me, but she did it in the midst of my blogging slothdom. I hardly felt inspiring at that moment, but it was a good catalyst for getting back in the game. So I owe you two thank yous, Elle — one for the award and one for the kick in the pants. If you like my blog, there’s a pretty high likelihood that you’ll like hers as well. She is also eclectic in her craftiness, plus, she and her stepson are voracious readers and post some entertaining book reviews. Go check her out!

And now on to the award stuff…

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Good News / Sad News

Hello all my yarny friends,
If anyone wants to do some de-stashing ~ please contact Linda. For YEARS she has been making and sharing her yarn art, but she relies on thrift & donated yarn to get her beautiful blankets into the hands of those who need them.
I just know some of you would be able to pass on the word to others or help by sending some yarn.



First the Good News. . .

The yarn fairies have been busy! I found yet another bag of yarn waiting for me in the donation box where I leave my ripples.

575 bag o'yarn

Inside was about two pounds of acrylic yarn

575 pile

including. . .

more white. Yay!

575 plus white

If this incoming stream of white yarn continues, I may soon be complaining that my box of white stash is overflowing! lol. But seriously, I doubt that will ever happen as I love including white in the foster kids’ ripples.

More Good News. . .

Ann out in Oklahoma just became my newest yarn fairy. – Hi, Ann! – We’re tracking the box as it travels cross-country and I expect it will arrive early next week. I’m like a little kid waiting for Christmas! lol. I can’t help but wonder what ‘new’ colors are on their way to me.

Now for the Sad News. …

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Bunny and Clover for the Fairy Garden

Over at The Grange Range there is a lovely project going on…think about donating, please?

We have another little bright and colourful bunny to go into the Fairy Garden. Crochet BunnyI got this photo of him nestled into the garden greenery enjoying a spot of sunshine over the weekend. And have you seen his fluffy little tail? So cute!

Bunny with Fluffy Tail

Bunny came complete with his own supply of nourishment, these sweet little clovers.

Crochet CloverHe traveled all the way from western Iowa courtesy of Yarnchick40, thank you kindly ma.am!

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Yarnbombing – Call to arms!

Hey yarny friends ~ please take a moment to check out this lovely idea and consider lending a few items to the cause!

At last I reveal the secret project… and a request for a little help!

I work in a lovely little family-orientated GP surgery and I thought it would make our patients smile if we could yarn bomb the place with colourful flowers and wildlife animals and create a ‘Fantasy Garden’, and I thought why not ask for some help from my wonderful blogging friends.

Yarn Bombing Banner

  • Can you Knit or Crochet?
  • Do you own a yarn stash?
  • Then maybe you would be able to help.

If you think you may be able to help make this crazy idea a reality at our little surgery, please email me at TheGrangeRange@hotmail.com and let me know whether you knit or crochet and if you would like any pattern links.

If we can make enough of a display to encourage monetary donations from patients and onlookers, we would like to collect for our local hospital and hospice.

This is…

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