Sunday, March 3, 2013

A Couch Potato Day

My son doesn't often bring me gifts.

Oh, how I wish he had not brought this one - his cold.

After a 6 day work week, volleyball season starting up again, and my yearbook deadline, I was looking forward to a "me" day yesterday.

Instead, this was my view as I spent both yesterday and today on the sofa.

I got out a few friends to keep me occupied when I wasn't sleeping.

It is amazing what you can accomplish when you just sit still for hours.

I made bunnies for a "Bunny Swap" I joined.

I still need to decorate the bags for their travel time.

I used a free pattern from Jenny at Allsorts but I obviously did something wrong.


I guess I was supposed to shrink the pattern because her instructions say it will be a 3"  bunny and mine are 5".

Oh, well, I have heard that "bigger is better".

The crochet thread was for a project I started on my field trip to UCLA last Sunday.  

I NEVER go on a field trip with a busload of middle school kids without something to take my mind off their noise and music.

My plan was to copy this little bag I crocheted over 20 years ago.

I no longer have the pattern and when I started it last weekend I couldn't find the little bag.

I worked from memory, but I had to hunt up the bag today to do the edging.

I didn't do too badly although I forgot about the center part with the flower.

Instead, I crocheted a little flower to add to the bag.

If you have ever looked at my blog, you know that my house is not "romantic" or "lacy" so this little bag is going to Kris at Junk Chic Cottage.

Kris does romantic, lacy, and white.

And, she does it all spectacularly.

I already have a little white muslin bag I made to use for the insert.

I just need to find some treats for the bag.

And then, I have to stop being a couch potato.

I'll get up when Steve says, "SOUP'S ON!"

Steve is healing rapidly, back to cooking and is in his kitchen making me homemade chicken soup !



  1. Wow! Steve is up and about and cooking already! He heals much faster than I do!

    I love the bunnies - maybe I will try making one or two. I love stitching felt - it goes so fast and is so satisfying!

  2. I think yours are cuter. The other one is so short that it doesn't look as much like a bunny.

  3. Sorry to hear you have the sniffles. I hope you're up and feeling great again in no time. Those bunnies are adorable! Your frilly crochet bag is pretty too. Glad to hear Steve is healing quickly. That's great news. Feel better and have a wonderful week!

  4. Kris, will love the bag, you are right she does white fabulously. I love her blog....
    So sorry you are sick, but glad you are getting home made soup. I think your bunnies are darling no matter what size they are:) Love your view. I think I may have to do my bar stools like your chairs in a variety of colors. Love that look. I think I could shop from your home and it would all fit nicely into mine.

  5. Sorry that you are sick. I know how miserable that can be. Looks like you're accomplishing a lot with being laid up though. Your bunnies are so cute! You are lucky that your husband can cook; I'm sure his soup will be extra-tasty when you aren't feeling well.

  6. Rock Star lady! You constantly amaze me! The fact that you got all that done while sick is inspiring! Love it all, especially those bunnies! Oh and I hear ya about the bus rides with middle school kids!!

  7. Those bunnies are adorable! I hope you feel better soon.

  8. Oh no, so sorry to hear that you've been bitten by the cold bug. I looks like you were able to get some adorable and creative projects completed during your down time. The little bunnies are so cute! Homemade soup sounds delicious. Hope you're feeling better soon.

  9. Hope you're feeling totally fine soon! The bunnies and the little bag are so sweet!

  10. Your bunnies are adorable!! Sure hope you're feeling better soon.
    Mary Alice

  11. What a nice view from your sofa. Your home is just lovely. The bunnies are adorable and the crochet bag is so pretty. You do nice work!! Hope you are feeling better soon and off the sofa!

  12. Ok Girlfriend I do want that cute little bag you made. It is so me!!!! I am excited. I emailed you my address. This is so sweet of you to do. I love it already and have not even gotten it yet. Wow you did not feel well and thought of doing a gift for me. That is the sweetest thing ever. I am so appreciative that you thought of me. You are really one of the sweetest friends I have in blogland. I will love it and I love you for making it for me. So so sweet.

  13. Ohhhhh ps. the bunnies are adorable too. I got so excited about my gift I forgot to tell you how sweet and adorable the bunnies are!!!!!!

  14. Well, you were very productive on the couch.Cute bunnies and a pretty hat.

  15. Oh they are so cute. Mine are white and something like felt as well. Mine grew too. They started out small and got larger, hah. Sorry you have a cold.....but glad hubby made soup. Funny since I just said tht was my only talent.

  16. The bunnies are adorable!
    just the right size for small hands or a cute bowl sitting on a table!
    That little bag is darling too!
    I've been crocheting but haven't done any work with small thread in such a long time. Your bag makes me want to dig our my little thread!

    get well, friend.

  17. The bunnies are so cute... Get well soon and have a great week!!!

  18. When it comes to bunnies (and other things) size does matter.

  19. Your projects really turned out cute, love the bunnies! Hope you're feeling better:@)

  20. Your bunnies are darling - I love them. Hope you are feeling better - happy Monday from the enchanted oven.

  21. Very, very cute bunnies! It's Monday...have a great, creative week!

    Aloha from Vicki

  22. I hate to say this, but sometimes it pays to be sick! Very nice bunnies. sandie

  23. If this is what you create when your sick, wow! Love the bunnies and sweet crochet baggy. Sorry you weren't feeling well. What a lucky gal you are to have a hubby who cooks for you. Glad to hear he is doing well. Hope you're feeling better soon too.


  24. Aw, sorry about that cold. But I can't believe how productive you were! Wow, and those bunnies are too cute Carol.
    Leslie (Gwen Moss)

  25. Gotta' love a guy that cooks for you...especially when you feel rotten. Get well soon. I too have this curd...almost a week now.

    Love the dainty little are so talented. She will love it.

  26. Love your bunnies and the precious little bags you made! Sorry you were sick, but you did seem to be able to accomplish something at least. Hope you're feeling better soon.


  27. Sorry to hear you're sick. I had the sniffles last week as well. Finally feeling a little better. Girl....I just had to comment on your talent. Your home is beautiful, your stitching is beautiful and your photos are beautiful. Hope you feel better soon!

  28. Well, if got to spend the day recovering, I can't think of a better view! If this is an example of what you get done when you're ill, you're putting the rest of us to shame! The little crocheted bag is adorable, and is perfect for Kris.

    Enjoy your soup!

  29. Sorry you have been feeling under the weather. I love those bunnies!
    Sarah x

  30. I love those little bunnies (or not so little), they are sweet in size! Hope you are feeling better. Thanks for following, your newest follower, Laura

  31. I'm sorry to hear how sick you were. Yes, isn't it lovely to get THAT kind of gifts!!!!
    My eldest son had walking pneumonia (and is still trying to get over it), then my younger
    son caught a really bad cold. So, they both had to share flu and cold bugs with dad and I.

    I hope you're feeling better and those bunnies sure are cute!!


  32. So sorry to hear you are sick!! Hope you are feeling better now!! Those bunnies are absolutely adorable! I love them. Thank you so much for sharing at A Bouquet of Talent this week. So thrilled to have you share with us. Have a great weekend. :)

  33. So cute! Three inches or five, those bunnies are adorable! Hope you feel better soon!

  34. Those Bunnies are too cute!!
    Love the little flowers and green cord.
    Thanks for sharing!!