Tuesday, April 25, 2017

Putting all the pieces together

I did finish all the pieces to Little Man's dragon, and I had a lovely picture, but it is stuck on my phone.  Perhaps I can get it to upload later.  If not, I will see if I can transfer it from my phone to my computer.  Technology is wonderful sometimes.

My grandmother passed away about 2 weeks ago, and I am still processing it I think.  I made her a few items, and one is missing.  It hurts, honestly.  I don't know where it went, or who has it, or anything.  I would love to confront the alleged culprit, but I don't know that it would do any good.

I still have to crank out some birthday sweaters, but these should be much easier.  They are for the Littlest Princess, and one is top down, and already below the arms.  It is on big needles, with chunky yarn, which means it should go quickly.

There are so many things that are going on in my head.  Sometimes it is loud.  I want to make things for my children, for myself, for other family members.  Then there are the items I would like to make for Etsy, and the items I would like to make for my home.  There is never enough time it seems.  Not with laundry, dishes, homeschooling, and general cleaning.

And then there is the issue that this is not my house.  Which means I am limited in space in all places.  And also what I can do in those places.  Hanging things on the walls is not an option.  Leaving things in a spot that is not in my designated areas is not an option.  There can be virtually no trace of us in the main living areas.  This is difficult in ways I could not imagine, especially with three children.

But, today is a new day.  Perhaps I can get several things done, if I just keep going.  But sometimes I like to stop too.  Seven years ago, my world kind of exploded (2010 was not a good year - the only good thing to come from that year was my Princess).  It looks like this year is a return of the year from Hades.  Since 2010, things have been better, but not great.  The year before, 2009, things were great.  I wish I could get back to that level of greatness, even with it being a different kind of awesome.  Ever have those?  You would love to recapture just one moment, one day, one event - and even if you can't recreate it exactly, you could have another really amazing, astounding, fantastic one.  Maybe I just need to keep working at it, and it will come.  Although it appears to be very elusive, it may get here.  The hope that it will return keeps us going.  What keeps you going?

Monday, April 24, 2017

Not moving at all

Some times you need a break.  Whether it is mental or physical, you just have to stop.  That has been today for me.  I have done the necessities, but not much else. 

I need to fix the curling at the bottom, but this sweater is coming along.  The nexr sweater I hope to finish in a week or two.  It is a small one, and I have a good start on it.  Chunky yarn and big needles combined with a toddler size work up quickly. 

I still have to sew up the dragon.  It takes some stealing of one's self to sew that many pieces together. 

I am also attempting to plan out Christmas.  And other things, like some sewing projects and items for the Etsy shop.  I have to rework stuff there and really think about what to do.  What have you been up to?

Saturday, April 08, 2017

Late spring

Does anyone else feel like spring is elusive this year?  It was hot here quickly, followed by more than one cold snap, and it feels like spring now just doesn't quite want to get started. 

This is as far as I have gotten on my two sweaters.  The top is Little Man's second birthday sweater, and the other is my Boxy.  

I still have tons of other things to do, but I have the same issue as spring this year.  I am also having trouble getting started.  I think most of it is the waiting.  A few weeks ago, my grandmother had a stroke, and since it happened, it has been a waiting game. We waited to see how bad it was, then waited to see how much she could recover, and now we are waiting for "the call."  This waiting is just another season, and it too shall pass.  Best to do what you can until it passes.  Much love to you and yours.