Wednesday, September 28, 2011

I would like to introduce you to...

My ADDICTION! I realize that I may need help, but the good thing is that I recognize this fact and am willing to accept it and work with it...
So, I have been crocheting for a while now. I have started, gone hard, then stopped cold, sometimes for YEARS...then I'll pick it up again and on goes the cycle. So, as I have wandered through this world, STUMBLING upon sales here and there, stores closing their doors resulting in BLOWOUT prices, what, I ask you is a girl (who is apparently addicted to yarn) supposed to do?? Just walk by and pretend that I didn't see that cotton on for $1 a ball, or some baby yarn that would be PERFECT for "something" later?? No no my friends, I have been BUYING it...for years!

As a result I would like you to see first hand what kind of situation we (or I) am dealing with...

Please meet THE STASH (3/4 of it anyway...the rest I have to dig out)

I know right??? Those see through under the bed containers are 39.5 x 29.25 inches big and 7.5 inches deep, I have an entire rubbermaid upstairs still full of more BIG skeins of yarn and yes folks, that wicker laundry basket is FULL!!

Now, what I am going to do with all of this you might be asking yourself?? I definitely don't have a shortage of items that I want to crochet or a shortage of the yarn to complete them with, it's simply a matter of trying to figure out where to start!

Here's the deal...I've kind of developed a challenge for myself. I am going to TRY my best to use up all of this yarn INSTEAD of going out and getting more. If I do go out and buy anymore then I have to use up the same amount of balls when I get home!

First up...I will be starting my next project with these guys...

They will be a big checkerboard for my kids to play CUTE!

Let the games begin...Have a great night!

Tuesday, September 27, 2011


That pretty much sums it up with my blog tonight! What contributed to this feeling? Something silly like my counter at the bottom of my page stopped working! So frustrating. All of a sudden it disappeared and I had to add another one so it reset my hits....Grrrrr!!
It's very clear that I have a LOT to learn about the blogging world or just the design of it! There are so many things you can do or add it gets darn right overwhelming. I did figure out how to add Text lists to it so I put up the beginning of my crafty wanna do/complete lists. Trying to teach this old dog new tricks!
If anyone has anything they think would be helpful with blogging design or whatever, please HELP!!
Thanks for listening to my silly little rant...

Saturday, September 24, 2011

Back in Action

Hello my peeps!!! I am going to try and try to blog, blog, blog! I am going to mix it up a bit and do what I do best....speak my mind, share my life and maybe throw some crafty-ness in there. Of course my relationship with the bad "C" word will always be there, the elephant in the room, and I will share my trials and tribulations through all of that cause let's face it....I need to talk through it, and you all give me a place to do that. But, I have decided to let my cancer be a part of my past and not allow it do define who I am or impede upon my dreams or future goals...cause then the cancer wins...
Onward and upward my friends! This has been a very busy year, full of amazing things and brand new adorable members of our family which I have been very busy with so there's never a shortage of things to chat about!!
As we approach the wonderful month of October (my fave) we are staring at the crazy birthday, anniversary, Thanksgiving season so let the FUN begin!!!