365-Day Project, Art, Creativity, Mystery, Photography

Day 343/365 – Achieving the Goal

Great works are performed not by strength but by perseverance. – Samuel Johnson

Once I make up my mind to do something, I will do whatever I can to reach that goal. I seem to go for the large goals though (cough, cough, like this 365-day project), which end up taking an infinite amount of time … and thus some other things don’t get done. Like the laundry. Or the dusting. Or getting the folded clothes off of the love seat! 😉 Egads, these are just the last things I want to do! But it seems as though I’m going to have to approach Cluttered Casa Cassidy as its own 365-day project in order to get this home in order! (Note to self: maybe doing a 52-week project wouldn’t be so daunting.)

Before I commit to anything, I’ll finish this project first, and with that said, here is today’s mystery “what is it?!?” picture, ready for your guessing pleasure.  Can you tell? Do you know?

What Is It?!?


What Was That?!? Yesterday’s Picture (Day 342)

The other night, I was working with yesterday’s mystery subject and noticed its hidden beauty. Once I took the photographs and looked closely, I was very pleased with the outcome – and when I converted this image to black and white, I was more than pleased! Suddenly it took on an abstract look. Brenda said, “I can’t decide it if looks more like food or carpeting. Disturbing that it could be either…” Well, it’s not food or carpeting. SueBee commented, “I’d almost say pine cone, but the points aren’t defined well enough. “ Correct, it’s not a pine cone. Marlyn guessed, “christmas tree trimmings, the ribbon-like decor that goes around the tree (?)” Not Christmas tree trimmings/garland. Kim mused, “I have to go back to another person’s guess on the meat tenderizing mallet and say, a cheese grater?” Not a cheese grater. Jude came closest with, “Looks like some kind of fibre – braid possibly? Or a rag rug?” Not a braid or rag rug, but it is a fibre. So what was it?

Believe it or not, what you saw was part of a skein of yarn.


Does the yarn look any different with its original color?


365-Day Project, Art, Creativity, Mystery, Photography

Day 181 – Thirteen Candles

How old would you be if you didn’t know how old you are? – Satchel Paige

I’m still a firm believer that I’m just a grown-up twenty-something, but the number of candles on my cakes tell me otherwise. So does my driver’s license. And my skin. However, I think young, and my 10-year old keeps me young (at least I keep on telling myself that)! Tonight we celebrate my oldest niece’s 13th birthday, which is beyond “wow,” how did time go so fast? This once little baby that changed all of our lives is now a young woman. WOW! Well, little brother, welcome to a girl’s teenage years, buckle up for the ride!

Today’s mystery “what is it?!?” picture is something my son insisted that I photograph. So we’ll see if I did a good enough job for him. Do you know? Can you tell?

What Is It?!?


What Was That?!? Yesterday’s Picture (Day 180)

I was convinced that yesterday’s picture would be guessed immediately. If I had not changed the color and used its negative image, all of you surely would have guessed the subject. It’s one of those items that is just really difficult to disguise. But I must have done a better job than I thought, because there’s only one guess to report. Melisa thought it looked like a “bluish blanket studded with diamonds (design)!” I wish!

So what was it? What you saw was a skein of multi-colored yarn. A couple of years ago I picked up my crocheting hooks and became “hooked” … I freely admit I’m a yarn junkie. 😀