The waiting game

We put in an offer on a house in Southern NH!!!!   
(Lovely view from the kitchen, can’t you picture sheep in that field?!)
Unfortunately, another couple has placed an offer on the house, so today (and most likely tomorrow) we wait…It’s been a long time looking at houses and trying to find one for us that fits. Cross your fingers folks, this might be the one!!!
I’ve been getting a lot done in the past week, mainly to de-stress. See folks though I’m 31 years young and eat pretty healthy, I’ve been suffering chest pains and landed in the ER after an abnormal EKG, after blood work and a second EKG coming back normal, the only conclusion people can come up with is anxiety attacks due to stress. So I’ve been trying to de-stress

  
  I made a hat for a friend   

   
 I finished a baby blanket, my very first blanket ever! It’s the C2C blanket!
I’m currently working on a second hat, though after ten rounds of cables last night I realized that I had done the wrong 8 count cable stitch and had to take all the cables out *breath* oh well, I will start over again with a cup of tea and a smile.
Have a great day folks!!

The one where the sewing machine stopped working

We’ve had a good bit of rain the past two weeks and during one of those days I thought I would teach Lorelai to use the sewing machine. At first she was not very excited about it, however after picking a project (a pillow), and picking out some lovely soft fabric, she soon had a bounce in her step.

We pinned the sides together and went over to learn about and prepare to use the machine and low and behold, the hand wheel decided that it wasn’t going to move 😒, turns out the bobbin case was loose and was causing issues. After a cleaning, fixing the bobbin casing, dropping a screw in the machine, and then retrieving the screw, and putting it back together, the machine started to work. Phew! So we threaded the machine and suddenly the top thread decided to not pick up the lower thread. 

Needless to say, I’m not in the mood to mess with it. We will try again when the weather is a bit cooler and isn’t making everyone agitated.

We’ve been busy (as always).

We’ve graduated from preschool

  
And enjoyed nature   

 

I created two of my very own crochet hat patterns, which I am finishing the final touches and will then share pictures!!

I also picked up my lovely crochet hook last weekend and decided it was time to start my first C2C blanket

 
It got addicting fast

  

And I am now on the decrease!  This will be a baby blanket for someone who is due in three short weeks! 

For all of you who have tornado warnings (we are currently under watch), please stay safe!! I have many friends in many different states experiencing tornado warnings this week.
Have a great night folks!!

Tiny visitor

Whether a creature has been in our lives for a long time or a short time, it is always sad when they are no longer with us. 

This weekend we found this little critter stuck in the grate in front of our door on the porch

  
He arrived near sunset after the stores around us had all closed, all of our heat lamps were given away when we moved and we had no eye droppers. So we warmed a rice pillow for him and made a mush of water and buckwheat and gave him a tiny littlest pet shop bowl full of water. He made it through the first night, sadly the next day he walked around as if he were drunk. By the time Toph came back home with the much needed supplies, the little bird was weak and sadly he passed Sunday.

Leif sang him a song and then little bird was buried in the shade of a pine tree. We felt like failures, the bird may very well have had internal issues, who knows how it got to our front porch, but one can’t help but feel guilty that it did not survive :-(

After the little bird passed we took a six mile hike with the kids to enjoy nature and be grateful for it. We watched for birds and counted Lady Slippers (94!!), talked of the little bird and wished we could have done more. Leif stated that maybe baby bird needed his mommy to take care of him.

  
Life is too short, for the old and the young, no matter what creature you are. 

The one where the measuring tapes are missing

Once upon a time there was a young woman (hey I still get carded), who lived in a house that was large enough to have her own craft room, it was slightly messy (😂) and a little chaotic, but the woman knew where everything was and could find it within five minutes. Alas, it was time to move and the woman packed up her craft room and then moved to a slightly smaller house. The house was lovely but there was no room for a craft room and so while 90% of her craft room went to live in the garage, the other 10% was stretched out between the laundry room, basement, bed room (her entire closet is full of yarn…no joke), dining room, and living room. 

She could spend days searching for items and never find them….items like measuring tapes, she needed one but every.single.one was missing.

While the woman knew she could easily go to the store a buy a new one, the thought of driving almost an hour to get a gosh darn measuring tape got under her skin. 

That woman was me (surprise), did I go to the store and buy a new measuring tape?! Nope, I actually have a plastic lip edge ruler (yeah I looked it up), and used a piece of yarn to help figure out what I was trying to measure…I’m sure some day when I need to go into town (Saturday, dance registration), I will get another (5 more) measuring tape(s).

One day I will have another craft room, not sure when. Sadly the last house we looked at (like many others) was a bust, over 100 acres of land but you could stick a knife up through the beams holding up the basement 😳. That wasn’t caught on the first walk through.
Have a nice day folks!! 

Always on the go

Last week was full of final dance classes, rehearsals, and recitals, with a smidge of house hunting on top! Yes folks, with the exception of an invitation to dance tomorrow, it is time to hang up our dancing shoes for the summer (or until dance camp at least). 

  
My phone decided that for an entire day, it was not going to turn on. So I borrowed Toph’s old phone and thus, blurry pictures.

  
The kids enjoyed the recital, I believe Leif’s favorite part was the (very long) bow he took at the end. Now that dance is over, I’m hoping that means we get to sleep in on Saturday mornings.

  I started to spin up some wool I bought hot of the sheep last spring, I dyed it awhile back and I’m not sure I care much for the colors, but it is spinning up nicely. I am trying to get everything spun up so it is easier to move when the time comes.
  
This last week has been so busy, I’ve only been working on this Tunisian crochet pillow case, not because I needed a new project like I need a kick in the head, but because it’s easy and doesn’t require that I carry around my entire knitting bag, and I needed an easy project this week that didn’t require changing colors, changing stitches, or carrying around pattern. 

On the house front we have found an awesome place and that is all the details that I will give because I’m afraid of jinxing myself.
If it’s hot where you are then stay cool, if it’s snowing where you are (happened this weekend) then stay warm.
Have a great day folks!!

Procrastination station

Hello friends, let me introduce you to my life long friend, procrastionstion. While procrastionstion has been busy keeping me from working in Hobbes, it has in the last week allowed me to start and complete a few other projects.

Hats

   
 

  
Though this one is supposedly for sizes newborn to three months, and I used a bigger hook than what it called for, I’m pretty close to calling bs on the sizing. So I held a contest on my regular Facebook page, people with babies newborn to zero ahem Three months entered and it will be heading out hopefully tomorrow (we’re once again sick, so that is a big hopefully.)
I also made my first crochet flower button

 
And for my final trick, I started the Dragon Watcher’s Hood from Tiny Owl Knits. Using this beautiful warm wool yarn that was part of a package of goodies sent to me from Alaska from my second cousin.

  
At first I had a small issue with the pattern that stumped even Stephanie (TOK),  
  

 

But as it turns out, if a pattern change happens and it’s not in bold, then it doesn’t catch my eye.

However, after taking all the stitches out all the way down to the brim sigh I managed in two days to finish the hood, and now all that is left is to knit the two Icords, add bells, and sew them on.

   
 

I was hoping to get the icords done tomorrow on our next house viewing adventure, but alas I am going to stay home with the wee sick children and Toph will head on out his own, in search of our farm.
Have a nice day folks!!!

Yay

After months of waiting to be able to purchase my domain name, and a week of dealing with code, knowing that some of my readers weren’t able to find me (my views went down drastically from 15 a day to maybe 1 if I am lucky), I am now back!!! No more .wordpress.com nope, I’m all .com!!

Happy Birthday to me! (Literally, I’ll be thirty one in one minute)
Have a nice night folks!!