Thursday, August 31, 2006

Flicker Fun - Trading Card

Originally uploaded by dulcegatacarla.
I created this trading card using a picture a my husband took of one of a frog who has made his home in our pond.

My Lake Front Property

This beautiful pond was created by my husband, Cliff this summer. Isn't it beautiful? Some of the plants in the pond are: Water hyacynths, water lettuce, papyrus. We have goldfish and they absolutely love their home. The pond has a small waterfall and the fish love to get on the shallow part above the stone and swim against the current. We had a frog (We call him Froggy) visit but he left and we found him on another part of the yard where Cliff had put some other water plants. These water plants are sitting on a water bucket. I guess he likes his privacy. This is a great place to enjoy at the end of the day.

Tuesday, August 29, 2006

The 7-1/2 Lifelong Learning Habits

Oops I missed my first assignment which was to write about the Lifelong Learning Habits. I'll have to say that the hardest habit for me is #3: View problems as challenges. I'm a fast learner and have taught myself looking at books but I don't like to spend too much time on a task or new skill that looks too hard. This is how I felt when I went to a tatting class. I don't like tedious, time consuming learning.

The easiest habit would be to teach and mentor others (#7) . I like to meet new people and share my interests and skills.

Saturday, August 26, 2006

Warm Up America Afgan

During the month of August I finished joining the rectangles for the "Warm Up America" afgan to be donated to the police department. Several knitters and crocheters who come to the Mint Hill Library contributed donating their own creations. The afgan has both crocheted or knitted rectangles and each rectangle measures approximately 7" X 9". The rectangles were joined using chains: Chain 5, slip 1,. This method worked well since all the rectangles have a different gauge and are not precisely the same size. For the border I used single crochet all around and a picot edge.