Sunday, February 3, 2013

Update and soon to be MIA

Good evening everyone.

I hope you all have had a weekend full of stitching and creating. This weekend for me has had only a little bit of creating. On Saturday we had our Girl Scouts Thinking Day. I stayed at our table and talked for a couple of hours letting one of the other parents walk with the girls around the room. We ended up having almost 400 girls attend. All in all the girls had a wonderful time and had the chance to learn about many different countries that also have Girl Scouts/Girl Guides. Then the rest of the weekend has been spent packing and getting the house ready to sell. After 4 years of living in one place a person can accumulate quite a lot. I think I have as much stuff to put in our moving/yard sale as I plan on taking to the new place. Any thing that is left after the second day will be picked up by one of our local charities. I will not take any of that stuff with me. Right now we are T-minus 12 days until we actually pull out of our driveway and on our way to our new home. Because we only have a few more days I will be packing all my cross stitch pieces away. By the time I end each day lately I am worn out. Trying to decide what to keep, sell/giveaway, or what is trash is an exhausting process. All the memories (both good and bad) come surging into my heart and mind during a move. I will also not be posting for a couple of weeks. I will not have anything to post since all but a little bit of my yarn will be packed. I will be keeping up with everyone since I will not be able to go without my fix of all things creative but may not comment. lol. Now on to what you have been waiting

Full view

Close up. I am enjoying the way the colors are popping out on this fabric
I have also been crocheting. I found this pink/white/green variegated yarn a couple weeks ago and it has been calling to me. I started working on a small blanket and loving the way the colors are blending into one another. I am a very basic stitcher and most of my items are either in single or double stitch.

Bernat Baby Sport Tiny Tulips
In addition I found little balls of yarn here and there. You know the ones that get left over when you complete a project. I decided that I would use these to make a granny squares. Eventually I will put all these together into an afghan but for now, it is a quick little stitch to use up those little odds and ends laying around.
Well folks, that is all I have for now.
Ta Ta for now,
Angela the crazy cat lady.


sharine said...

Beautiful stitching. I love your blanket:)

wilma boer said...

Lovely stitches and crochet! Good luck with the sale/packing/moving!

Annie said...

Good luck with your move!

Emma/Itzy said...

Great projects!

I hope the move goes well and is drama free!

Debbie said...

Good luck with the move! Very nice stitching and crochet!

Kerryp77 said...

Lovely stitching and crochetting. good luck with the move.

Nicola said...

Your start on AW is stunning and I adore your crochetting.

I enjoyed by time in the Girl Guides when I was young, it taught me a lot. Olave Baden Powell has an association to my home.

Good luck with your move, I will be thinkingof you.

Astrids dragon said...

Wishing you all the best with your move - hope you manage without having your stash for a little while!

Betty the Wood Fairy said...

Lovely stichwork - you really have a talent for it.