Warm Thoughts


Today is the beginning of a cozy cue word challenge over at CASology!  One that, in my mind, is just perfect for the season!

If there is anything other than stamping and photography that I’m just itching to try, it has to be knitting!  I remember knitting with my mother as a young girl, but I left the skill somewhere back in childhood.  Today, I have a little box of knitting things just waiting for me to work up some courage to learn to knit again.  I find myself dreaming of knitting little hats for DD and DS3.  You know, those cute ones you see all over Pinterest and Etsy?!  Alas, time only allows for so much creativity at a time!  For now, I have a friend who creates such hats, but with crocheting!  It’s good to have connections, you know!

Knitting automatically makes me think of sheep.  Those simple creatures are so generous!  Some of my favorite clothing is made of wool and I thank them for that!  I have a few sheep stamps in my stash that have never seen ink and I couldn’t wait to dig them out for this occasion!

Stamps:  The Cat’s Pajamas (Sheepish)

Since I’m a severely CAS kind of gal, I quickly squelched the desire to color this sheep with my Copic markers.  Given the lack of unfilled squares on our calendar lately, that would have taken too much of that thing called time and I have a whole stash of decorative paper that haunts me quite often while I’m designing cards!  Someday I’ll use it all up.  Or my great-great-great grandchildren will…it’s that bad, I tell you!  Of course, they’ll probably view it as a collection like those twisty ties some of the older ones I knew growing up used to hoard, simply shaking their heads and thinking, “WHY?!”

This card is going to a DF of mine who has such a positive attitude about winter.  I’m one of those who likes to complain a little just for the fun of it and would never admit that I like wrapping my frozen fingers around a hot cup of coffee and slipping my cold, purple toes (yes, they do look this way from time to time…) into warm, fuzzy socks or slippers!  Those are simple winter pleasures that I do enjoy!

I paper pieced the polka dotted scarf and then added a tiny bit of clear Stickles to each white dot (which apparently is invisible to the camera late at night).  I made sure to make the fringe stick out a bit more!  The entire center panel is popped up for dimension.

I hope you’ll take some time to visit the rest of the design team members’ blogs as well as this week’s guest designer’s blog!  They’ve come up with some fantastic inspiration!

(you’re here!)
Then, don’t forget to link up your own KNIT creation on the challenge blog by Sunday at 4:00 p.m. (CST)!
It’s errand day here today and then laundry awaits!
Have a terrific Tuesday!



  • Meghan Posted Tuesday, 12/17/2013 3:22 pm

    I wish I lived closer so I could teach you to knit! I am currently knitting a Christmas stocking [I knit one each year while watching TV]. It is very soothing! Love your little sheep and the scarf is perfect!

  • Lisa Posted Tuesday, 12/17/2013 3:28 pm

    I like the polka dot scarf!! This is cute and fun Melissa!

  • Maureen Merritt Posted Tuesday, 12/17/2013 3:53 pm

    Love the paper pieced scarf and how the rest of the image is untouched! Perfection!

  • Lynn Posted Tuesday, 12/17/2013 4:17 pm

    Cracking up about your stash of patterned paper. What's a girl to do? It's very hard to resist. I personally love the CAS image…adorable!

  • Julia Aston Posted Tuesday, 12/17/2013 6:28 pm

    Your sentiment made me chuckle – as well as your story!! Wonderful punch of color with the polka dotted scarf on your lamby!!

  • Rosemary Posted Wednesday, 12/18/2013 2:50 am

    ha!! love that cute little sheep and the paper pieced scarf… so cute!

  • wienerhoneymooners Posted Thursday, 12/19/2013 5:57 am

    You always do the cutest cards!!! FUN!

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