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Introducing: The Hip to Be Square Quilt

CrochetLisa Seyfried
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I'm so pleased to introduce this beautiful blanket! Hip to be Square Blanket - Color Me Reckless

This is the blanket that inspired this post on frogging, as I had made almost the whole blanket with hexagons, and then decided to rip it out and start over! I love the way it came out - I love the variation on squares, and the colors.

Hip to be Square Blanket - Color Me Reckless

This was made as a wedding blanket for two sweet friends getting married this summer. I'm so excited to see what they think of it! (Slash incredibly nervous...).

Hip to be Square Blanket - Color Me Reckless

 

As always, this blanket will be up in my Blanket Portfolio for you to check out whenever.  You can also order your very own Hip to Be Square Quilt by using the custom order form.

A Beautiful Day at the Brewery

LifeLisa Seyfried
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view at the Brewery - Color Me Reckless On Saturday, we went to a Beer Fest in Frederick, Maryland.  The day was sunny, warm, and absolutely beautiful - the perfect day for trying out new beers.

A sample of the Beer Menu - Color Me Reckless

And try we did! Every beer we tried was delicious. I loved how different each beer tasted.  I've never been a big fan of beer (I prefer cider to beer - I like the lighter, crisper, taste of the fruit), but these were all delicious!

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I even got to meet some spinners at the festival! I watched a group of women spin the wool from the sheep on the farm. It was so rhythmic and soothing.  The woman I spoke to told me a bit about the process, and now I am definitely interested. It seems like the next step in being a crocheter - learning how to make the yarn itself.  I see a new hobby in my future...

Enjoying all the beers! Color Me Reckless

The Soul of a Crafter

Crochet, LifeLisa Seyfried

IMG_1776 There is something great about spending a few hours on the couch and coming away with something beautiful like a baby blanket.  Each stitch gets imprinted with the memory of what I was doing.  I have blankets that I made in college as grad school as stress relievers, and I remember the book I was reading at the time, or the class I was taking, or the conversation I had with a friend during it.

I can look at all these beautiful things around my house and remember when and why I made it. We have bits of our wedding decorations scattered around the house - each one brings back the beautiful memories of making it with Husband, and seeing it all together on our wedding day.  It's a greater reminder of those moments than the pictures are, and it's a great marker of the things that Husband and I can do together.

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I make a lot of things that just stay in piles around the house, or stay unfinished because some new idea took hold.  I love these projects. I love that my house is filled with these fabrics filled with memories. And I love that I can pull out that unfinished project and make something new, with new memories.

Last week, during our Craft Day, a friend and I were talking about how we have so many unfinished projects, and how, when we sit down to work on one, a new idea crops up and takes hold. I have to put down what I'm doing to run after that idea, chase it down, sketch it out, whatever it is. It's like there's too much creative energy, and it just spills out over the top.

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I love it. And I love that that is spilling over into other crafty things, expanding my outlets. It's a beautiful thing.