Isn’t that the mantra of life? I hardly ever come across a person, that when asked, says they have nothing to do. That at least is the case for me, I am busy. I am good busy though and enjoying the new year very much! I had intended on keeping up with this blog, but that has not happened as planned. I am here now though and ready to show you what I have been up to!
I have started this cute little sampler from The Frosted Pumpkin Stitchery. I am doing the 2014 Once Upon a Time Sampler. I love it and am so glad that some of my stitchy friends talked me into doing it (they really had to work hard at convincing me….hehe). I am not very far and still working on January’s pattern. I hope to get some more stitching in on it while I watch the Olympics!
Yesterday I spent some time finding recipes for freezer meals. I tried this in the past, but the recipes I had used required me to cook a lot of the meat before hand, the ones I did yesterday however, did not. I absolutely love it and would really like to get into a habit of making my meals ahead of time, so that all I would have to do some really busy nights is take out a bag and cook it up or better yet, throw it in the crock pot, like I am going to do today. I found the cost for this is much less than when I go and get a bunch of random food in smaller quantities. Being able to buy in bulk, really does save money! As I get more involved with this, I will share with you my strategies and recipes. Right now, being a newbie, I better just do some testing first. It’s going to be tough, but someone has to do it!
I have started a new crochet project. I have yet to decide what these little African Flower Motifs are going to end up as, either a pillow or an afghan. However, either way I am going to love it! They are so bright and cheery!! They are also a lot of fun to make and are a quick project when I just have a few minutes here and there. I think I would like to do a pillow first, if it works out well, then I think I would like to put a few up for sale and see what happens. I enjoy making them- that much! I am following this pattern. I actually enjoy looking through that whole blog, so bright and cheery!
A work project that I have been doing is this little owl. A customer of mine wrote and asked if I could make her a pillow out of her Father’s old sweater (he has been passed for some years now). I of course didn’t say no, I hardly ever do to a sentimental project that I know will be cherished! This is a picture of all the pieces being laid out. I had enough of the sweater to make another one as well and will be working on that today. I will share finished pictures, these are another item that I am enjoying so much I might sell them as well.
And Finally, if you have been following my blog, you have seen some of my progress on this afghan. Well, I was nervous about not finishing it, so I worked it up fast, so I didn’t have time to get bored! Hahaha! Now it is one of my favorite snuggle blankets that we have in our house (and we kind of have a lot!) I think I will be making another one like this in the future, but I would not sell them, as it takes too much time for me to do that. Perhaps though, Christmas presents?
So I guess that is all I have for you today. I hope that you all find something with beautiful color to work with today, there are SO MANY things that could be!!
In health and craft love,