No more boxes!! 

…in the living room anyway, look!!

I am currently writing this from that cozy blue rocking chair in the corner! The living room as finally joined the box free club! As soon as the carpet for Lorelai’s room gets here, we will be able to move boxes out of the living room, breeze way, and staircase area, leaving my just my craft room, which I might add is coming along rather nicely 

 I’ve put myself on a fabric diet after realizing the amount of tubs and garbage bags I have that are packed full, as for the yarn….clearly I have room for more ;-) 

I have twenty boxes left to unpack in that room and if you are a crafter like myself or also seems to be a borderline hoarder (I don’t even want to show you the boxes), then you will totally understand. One box at a time, is my motto.

I’ve finally finished the baby blanket for my husbands cousin and his wife, she is due Christmas Eve with their first little one.

I’ve also starts working on holiday presents! Our house is currently located on the top of a hill, and while we are surrounded by many trees, we still get plenty of wind. So after purchasing a few new knitting magazines, I found a few perfect items to work on for him

(Pictures borrowed from Interweave Gifts 2015 )

Badge cowl by Tanis Gray, Ragg convertible mitts, and Trappers hat by Meghan Babin

If you are interested in the patterns above I linked to the  designers Ravelry pages or you can check out my new knifty interweave link on the left.

As always, I hope you folks have a great day!!

Birthdays and Moving days

Last week my baby turned SIX

Insanity right?? He’s now starting to read small books and spell words and do one digit addition. Holy moly!!

We celebrated a day early and he went on his merry way with his sister to spend the weekend at his grandparents house while Toph and I finished packing up the house.

We made a quick job of packing the uhaul and scrubbing the old house clean, loaded up the critters and headed on out. 

Everyone say “bye old house” 

We have been in our new house since Sunday night, we are mostly unpacked…. My craftroom will most likely be the last room unboxed

I’ve been getting a little help from the organizing queen.

You might have noticed something in that top picture, something I didn’t previously have (because I sure the heck would have posted something about it.)

That’s right folks!! Thanks to the sellers who left this for me, I am now the proud owner of a second spinning wheel. 

It appears to have the original flyer, I did a little research and it appears that this wheel was made by a wheelwright named Jeremie Ouellet, who was from Canada. I need to read up on it more…..and buy a drive band….and test it out lol.

Moose has made a new friend since moving to our new home

This is Amy, she is sweet, cuddly, and friendly. She lives down the road and comes by to visit every morning.

We are very excited to be starting this new venture, we’ve been walking around the fields, envisioning what critters will go where, where we will have our garden, how many chicken wagons we will build, and what breed of sheep we will get 😉. 

Mostly, I am looking forward to canning all the yummy veggies and fruits we will be growing (did I mention we have three kinds of fruit trees, grape vines, raspberry bushes, and ever so many blueberry bushes?), I already found the perfect place for storing our canned goods

Have a great night folks!


I thought I would take a few moments to give a small update, we have been packing like crazy and will be in our new home this weekend *happy dance*

We closed last Friday and slowly started moving stuff over (my yarn and good stuff like that ;-) )

The kids had a fantastic Halloween, as I mentioned before I was making Lorelai’s costume

I didn’t have a pattern to go by for the skirt, so I decided to wing it. Of course it was too big and she’ll be able to wear it until she is an adult (with pants underneath of course *ahem* )

The sweater was a slightly modified version of Amanda Woeger’s Puffed Lilacs

The end result 

Rainbow dash and Batman who was seeking justice!!

Not 100% of the look she was going for but it’s as close as we were going to get in such a short period of time. 

The kids had fun and the switch witch traded them their candy for lots of fun surprises (Lorelai was pleased as punch to get an entire bag of shrimp, while Leif received his favorite, avocados).


We have 14 days until closing (well maybe sooner now that the house is cleared out), I’ve been busy packing up our lives, hopefully for the final time. Never having lived in the same house for five consecutive years in a row, this is a big milestone.

The summer clothes have been packed away for sometime, the mornings are cold here (we had frost yesterday), and there is talk of snow this weekend. Wish I had more time to write, I’ll be lucky if I finish Lorelai’s costume before Halloween or even Leif’s Hobbes, his birthday is also their last day of school before we move. 

Tomorrow I get the day off from packing to head back over to work with the great Carol Felice to learn about making herbal medicines! I’ll take plenty of pictures!

Not sure what the point of this post is lol I just wanted to pop in and say “hi”. So hey, hi, how are you?!
Have a great day folks!!

We’re all mad here

Between three weeks of dealing with the flu scattered around our household, fall cleaning, and some slight packing, I have managed to complete two house.

The first hat is a slightly edited version of Red Hearts Halloween Top Hat, being held on to the top of miss Lorelai’s head with a bobby pin and shear luck. 

The second is another Red Heart hat, again a slightly edited version of the Mad Willy hat. My cousin and her family are going as Alice in Wonderland characters this year, so this lovely hat is getting ready to be shipped off to Georgia!!

Twenty five days until our closing date! 
Have a great day folks!

Dragging days

It feels like the days are just slooooowly going by ever since our offer was accepted on the house. We had the inspection last week and was surprised to find at the town office after looking at a tax map, that although the house is listed as 88 acres, it is actually 95 😄

The inspection went well, there are a few things that need to be fixed that we knew about (new shingles, brick steps need to be replaced, two new windows, and the solar panels need to be replaced) and then things that we didn’t know about (chimney needs to be flashed, radon levels need to be lowered, and part of the septic needs to be replaced), but hey we knew going into this that there were going to be things that needed work.  At least we finally have a house!!

I’m ready to start packing and moving but the problem is, there is no place to put boxes. Our garage is full of unpacked boxes from our last move, our closing date isn’t until October 30th, and we just have no room to place boxes.

I keep teasing myself with pictures of my craftroom that happens to join the greenhouse.

I just have to breath and focus on other goals to help the time go by faster.

Goals such as hats

This is a hat ordered from a friend’s co-worker. It is my first intarsia and it drove me mad, but it is finished and ready to go!

I am also working on Lorelai’s Halloween costume 

Not much to show right now, this particular piece is one of the skirt panels, it has actually tripled in size since I took this picture.

I’m still plugging away on Hobbes, and awaiting an order of 18 sizes of circular knitting needles 😁 so I can start working on some socks!!

Have a great day folks!!


Thirty three days ago I saw a house on a realtor site, 16 days ago we looked at the house, yesterday we went under contract!! Yes folks we did it, we finally found a beautiful 88 acre forever home! 

The land needs a little conditioning but that’s what manure is for, am I right?

Have a great weekend folks!!