Sunday, December 20, 2015

Past Month In Photos...

Birthday Breakfast!
First week of November!

Shopping solo at my 'happy place'

A few of my favourite things!

Great Falls!!!

Great Falls Virgina

Thanksgiving Day
I'm not baking a thing!
Total WIN!

I crocheted myself a beard!

Now my daughter will have warm ears!

At the game...

DC Wizards playing!
Nose bleed sections...

As of today I'm STILL working on this blanket
for my grand daughter!
Thank goodness
they are celebrating their winter holiday
in January! I have about 5-10 more hours till complete!

Wednesday, November 4, 2015

Moved And Creating Once More!

Autumn inspired doodle!

Lil' lady likes her new beanie
albeit TOO big for her!
I'm making a replacement one today!

Happy warm noggin!

Happy lil man sporting another Nana creation!

Have managed to adjust to the new (temporary) place
Just in time for fall too!

And fall is moving along rather quickly!
This is only 11 days after arriving here!

And here is only one week from previous photo!
Mother nature is somewhat in a hurry!
Soon winter will arrive, here in the north!

Tuesday, September 15, 2015

My Summer 2015

So, here I post about moving 
and taking time away from blogging only to up
and stop blogging again!!!
I had intended to start blogging.

Then something happened...

But before I tell you my story please enjoy 
this picture
of a recent 
crochet project
I just learned how to make.

A crochet rag rug!
Made from old sheets.

                                  Now on with my story...

I hopped into my car and decided to drive from
the east coast to the west coast.
This was on day one

of my solo travels
 June 2015.

I visited loved ones in the very hot desert!

104 really is too hot for me!

Thank goodness for refreshing pool
and air conditioning!

I crossed bridges in the rain on my way to and from that hot desert!

I drove during the day, at night and everything in between!

I borrowed a bit of nature on my journey.

Sunrises mesmerized me!

Sunsets calmed me.

The smell of the Pacific ocean made my heart jump for joy!

Seeing palm trees made me giggle!

And the smell of rain comforted my weary gypsy soul.

                 Some may wonder why I took this solo drive from     
                                   one coast to the other... 

This is why!

My second grand baby needed her Nana there before
she made her big debut!

And I made it just six days before her arrival!!

Happy Birthday little lady!

And this too!!

My first grand baby needed his Nana too.

Little man spent many hours nestled with Nana!

                   Once home I returned to crocheting! 
                               Here are just a few items

Minion creations for Little Man
and other little fellows...

Minion creations for Little Lady
and other frilly, girlie stuff!

Crocheting for my grand babies
brings me so much joy!


Friday, May 15, 2015

From Here to There...

Have you ever moved?
If so, you understand the stress (physical and emotional) it causes…

This post is about our move…

The fountain outside our loft.
It was cold for weeks
we were indoors...

After three years here at the loft
we'd found a HUGE house to lease
just in time
for family to come and stay with us!
Or so we thought...

The snow fell and we continued to pack.
The snow cleared one day
and luckily it was the day our moving truck
and movers arrived.
Good-bye Fountain.
Good-bye city loft.

Hallo new place!

Blues skies and bitter cold day to move on!

New art studio
a.k.a. formal living room.

Formal dinning room filled with boxes.

Dining room...

The next day
after arriving here
at the huge house
it snowed!

While inside I had allot of work to do!

Studio took a back seat
so I could work on kitchen area first.

And it sat for one week.

So I got the kitchen done
and only began in the art studio
when the problems really got bigger…
Turns out this house had a few hidden features
that slowly began making me sick,

Long story short,
after only 4 weeks in this house
we broke lease and moved again.

I decided to take a break from blog
and mostly everything else so I could deal with
belongings, moving, and stress that mounted over the course of
a two and a half month period
which started in February
and only really ended about two weeks ago.

I sold allot of furniture!
Most from my art studio collection.
Put ninety percent of what we own in storage
and moved into a small
five hundred and fifty sq ft flat.
I hung my bird mobile up
to remind me that home is
wherever we are!

Despite all the stress from moving
twice in under five weeks
I do like the view outside our window now.

The girls like having their own
spots in the sun

they are not too keen
about bathing
but I like their new bathing area
(instead of stooping over a bath tub)
this is much easier.

The girls aren't so sure about that though.
Home Sweet Home

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