Monday, September 30, 2013

Beech Fork Covered Bridge, Washington County, Kentucky

Beech Fork Bridge 4

As we are new to Kentucky we have the chance to do a little bit of exploring and discovering things in our area.  In early August we drove 35 minutes east to check out the Beech Fork Covered Bridge.  My husband is very good at finding out about random things so trips are often mini adventures. 

This bridge has been targeted by people armed with spray paint.  It is disappointing to see how little people respect things but at the same time it made for interesting back drops as I took a couple photos of my girls.

Beech Fork Bridge 1

Beech Fork Bridge 2

Beech Fork Bridge 3

The bridge is no longer used for vehicle traffic so we were able to walk through.  There was just enough light from the small windows that I was able to get some decent light for the photos but a bit of a challenge to find some graffiti that was appropriate for photos of my girls. 

Have you had an fun adventures recently? 

Monday, September 23, 2013

Ruffle Scarves

Sept 21

I have been in a bit of a slump in regards to paper crafting lately.  Actually, for the better part of the past year.  I miss sitting down and creating a scrapbook layout or card but there is just a lack of inspiration.  I hope to jump back in soon as I love sharing our memories.  However, I have a creative outlet since I have been crocheting for a few years now. 

I finally learned how to crochet using the Red Heart Sashay yarn.  It looks almost like ribbon and as you work with it, it pulls apart and ruffles up. And the ruffle scarves work up so quickly!  I made 3 of them this weekend.  They take about 90 minutes each and I worked on them as we watched a movie and a little bit of football.  I have a hard time just sitting so crochet helps pass the time and I get to make pretty things. 

My girls love scarves and now have scarves to match their cute fall jackets.  I love making them things they are like.  It is a win/win for the Gibson girls.  Now, I really need to finish up the afghan I am making for a wedding gift and I have some ends to weave in on my brother’s Christmas gift.  So, even If I haven’t been scrapping, I have been making gifts for my family and friends.  And I am okay with that…for now.

How do you get out of a crafty slump?