The theme of the weekend seemed to be loving the little things. Here's a quick photo tour to show you what I mean:
|Paint test strips on the 401.|
|Reassurance that I won't catch bubonic plague from the hotel room remote.|
|Great book (I Capture The Castle) and book title (Lady With a Spear!? what?) on the hotel room shelf.|
|Accidental detour off the beaten path.|
|Awesome sink backsplash at The Sunflower Cafe in Perth. (I don't normally take photos in public bathrooms, but...)|
|Cute quotes on bath products in our Ottawa hotel room.|
|Proximity of the watermelon display to the "Expectant Mother" sign. (Some things just go together!)|
|A no smoking sign...in the operating room...in the Diefenbunker. (Smoking everywhere else was okay until the 1980s. Seriously! Cigarettes in an underground bunker! What were people thinking?)|
|THE MOST AMAZING tuna melt with tons of crunchy veggies at Alice's Village Café in Carp, ON.|
Now, on the crafty theme of little things...I'm beginning to realize how much I love granny squares. In 20 minutes, you can have a little piece complete. (Nevermind that I will need 56 of these little squares to make a blanket.) It's very satisfying...and not so suffocating in the summer heat as a full-on blanket project.
They're also a great way to use up scraps. The centre of all of these squares is made from small bits leftover from another project that I haven't quite finished yet.
|Here are some finished granny squares. Aren't they sweet?|
|Working in ends is definitely not my favourite part. There are definitely a lot of ends to work in on scrappy projects like this one!|
|In the battle of "finished" versus "almost finished" squares, it appears that "almost finished" is winning.|
Today being a lazy, rainy day, I'm sure there's some more crocheting in the plans...