Peek-a-boo

I’m so sorry that I have been missing for a while but a lot of things have been going on and changing. I finally moved into my new place and I am pretty pleased. It’s rather empty and I need to remedy that. I had made a list of things I needed to get and a washer and dryer is on the top of that list. Before new beds and mattress. Maybe I am odd but I would love clean clothes over a cushy mattress. Bear with me people because I am going to be making a comeback after the horrible holiday season.
I wish I can say that I love Christmas but after years of working in retail and seeing how horrible people can be around this time of year, I can honestly say, I wish that the holiday is about family and less about getting this and that. Maybe I am odd.

OH! I have a fireplace in my new place. I can’t wait to get hot cocoa!


Where’s Waldo?

For that matter where have I been lately? It seems that I have forgotten how to blog regularly. Well I have been around doing stuff and junk. Mostly getting a new place. This one has a fireplace! Can you say toasted marshmallows and cocoa? I am almost done with my friend’s birthday sweater. I just need to get a new button band and block it. She absolutely loves it. Still debating on pockets for the thing though, but so much to do, so little time. Another happy thing, I got Adobe. A buddy of mine had a copy and kindly gave it to me. *squeals* I am jumping for joy and I have been trying it out making my own fair isle and color work charts. So hopefully, you’ll see me around more often.


Just another day in the neighborhood…

I can’t believe how fast this year has gone by and soon the holidays will be on us like glittery festive burrs.
Each holiday season, I try my best to make a collection of handmade knickknacks for close friends and family.
Alas, as each year passes by, it seems the less time I have to do so. So far, I have only had time for pureeing a pumpkin and knitting a few rows on a sweater here and there. (Which is coming along very nicely mind you. I’m just not crazy about the color.)
It’s times like these that make me really yearn for the past and my Oma and great grandmother. My Oma was not my real Oma but I loved her like one. They were very influential people in making me the person that I am. I have complied a list of things they told me. This isn’t a complete list mind you but a list of the more memorable pieces of advice.
1. You’re never to old to play in the rain.
2. Smile like you mean it.
3. Every woman needs that dress that makes her feel like she is the hottest thing since slice bread.
4. Make sure you have some nice shoes to go with it too. Patent leather is a good option.
5. Learn to cook. What if the microwave breaks?
6. Some friends become enemies and some friends become family and be nice to your family.
7. There will always be something that you’re not good at but at least try. Maybe practice makes perfect.
8. Chocolate is the cure for almost everything.
9. Never go to bed angry or hungry.
10. Don’t live life with regrets.