Thursday, December 29, 2011

Sewing

I got a sewing machine for Christmas.  Now I already have one, it's heavy duty, industrial strength, but it's in an old sewing desk, and I can't get to it...no room. 

But this new one, I can put it on the dining room table and sew!!!  It's been about 20 years since I last sat down in front of a sewing machine and made anything (an apron in home ec), I think I remember the basics.  But I can't wait to get this thing out and get working on new and exciting projects.  Thanks to the bins at JoAnn's Fabric I have some material I can play with.  I think my new project will be some pajama bottoms for my toddler. 

I'm just so excited about this.  I've found so fun projects on http://www.pinterest.com my newest obsession. 

I can't wait for my daughter to get older, so I can teach her how to knit, crochet, sew, all that jazz.

Friday, December 23, 2011

Blessings

At this time of year we all think about our blessings, then in the next thought we turn to what we want.  It's a little schizophrenic I think. 

What I have, what I want, what I have, what I want, what I have, what I want....then comes Christmas, and it's...what I have, what I got, what I have, what I got, what I have what I got.

As a society we've gotten away from what Christmas is.  We've killed the extended family, we don't know our grandparents, great-grandparents.  Quick, tell me the names of your great-grandparents (including their maiden names).  Can't do it can you. 

I'm blessed to have a family that is close, a family that loves one another, and wonderful in-laws.  I have my needs met, and I have beautiful children.  Things are great, but this year, I'm just happy to have my blessings.  And ALL of my true blessings are the people in my life, here and those who've passed.  They've given me riches that money can't buy, and I'm happier for them.

Thursday, December 15, 2011

My bad

Well I'm officially a blog abandoner. I just can't seem to get the time to post. I also can't seem to finish a knit/crochet project. Right now I have a blanket on the needle (crochet) and a skirt for my toddler on the circ's by the time I'm done with the skirt it'll be just in time to fit my grandchild.

I wish I had more time, drive, organization but then I wouldn't be able to find half done projects around the house that re-spark my drive to knit/crochet.

I would love to post on here more, but the demands of a full time job, two kids, a husband, and life in general (and my inability to organize and my absolute lack of time sense) makes that nearly impossible. I will try to post more, but I've said that before, and as you can see there is a 6 month gap in my posts (if not more).

I can say that I'm not going to beat myself up over it, as the absolute joy (or as is sometimes the case "joy") I get from raising my children makes it really easy not to stress over abandoning my blog.