Tuesday, April 2, 2013

Meanwhile back at the blog...

So the last 2 weeks have been quite eventful and stressful, and little crafty productivity has occurred. I've been pondering how much I want to share here as I consider my crafty pursuits and my blogging to be part of the "happy place" of my life and I want to keep them that way. That said, I will tell you that I have made some major life changing decisions that will impact the time I have available to spend in my happy place for the next several months... perhaps longer. I am determined not to totally abandon the crafty stuff because it does keep me from going crazy... or at least keep me at a level of craziness that isn't considered grounds for an institutional stay. So if you so inclined ,a little prayer or positive thought send my way will be greatly appreciated.

Now onto things that resides in the happy place - ideas for new projects!!! Okay I saw on Sinta's blog, Pink Pincushion,  that the year of "Vintage Schnibbles" is starting. Oh I love doing Schnibbles! I already own the pattern for this month, Hat Trick.


 Now the hard part... deciding which charm packs to choose... and I'm not sure it is going to be any of these, but there are more to choose from in my stash and some new ones calling from Moda's website!

And I need to do another row of my Wiggly Whimsey project for the QAL on Terry's blog, Terry's Treasures.



I really like all the novelties I'm using in this one and I need to add the spacer row that goes in between - it really looks more "wiggly" that way.

On the knitting front, I'm shopping by stash for another pooling sock yarn for the Pooling Sock Yarn Challenge at Judy's blog, Patchwork Times. 


I think this one has great possibilities.

In the cross stitch arena, I did get some stitches put in my BBD Anniversaries of the Heart.



This is Pattern 6, called Happy Birthday. I'm planning on stitching "Home Sweet Home" or "There's No Place Like Home" in that empty frame area.

And I really really want to start this new BBD piece from the Maria Selby Humphrey -1831 booklet.



It has special meaning for me right now as I am in the process of getting a new home as part of my recent life decisions.

So with all of this on my plate and a heaping helping of life decisions, I think I'm going to have to give up cooking, and cleaning and maybe sleeping to get everything done. Wish me luck!

Happy stitching-
carol fun

26 comments:

  1. Best wishes for whatever is brought into this new adventure of yours. May you be blessed tenfold and please don't forget to carry your happy place with you because it's contained within. Jane

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  2. I hope for a smooth transition to your next phase and good, quality time still in your crafty happy place!

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  3. May God hold you in his hands and direct your steps in your new endeavor. May the decisions all seem like happy "no brainers" that leave you with peace.

    Be well blogging friend.

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  4. Eventful, stressful, life changing? You've got me worried. I'm sending you good thoughts and wishes for some ease of your 'troubles'.

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  5. I echo what Jane said! Life takes us on crazy rides, but I love the idea of carrying your happy place with you. Turtles do that. :) May all of your changes be blessed and may you know that I am cheering you on every step of the way.

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  6. Good luck with things . Hope it all works out the way you want it to. X

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  7. I'm very concerned about you after reading this blog--DEFINITELY sending top-shelf Good Thoughts your way!

    All the things that you are showing look gorgeous, however.

    Moving house? Yikes!!

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  8. Good luck with all the changes! I agree about that extra strip in the Wiggly Whimsy! :0)

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  9. Carol,
    Good luck with your move forward--I'm sending positive thoughts your way. Don't let your "crafts" fall by the wayside--they will help to boost your spirits and lower your stress levels.
    Stasi

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  10. Good luck with everything! I'll send you positive thoughts and hope for you that magical elves come to cook and clean so you can sew and knit a bit!

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  11. Carpe Diem! You will be in my thoughts. Change is always better after you are through it. (hugs)

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  12. Sending thoughts, hugs and many prayers your way!! Thankfully, we do have our crafts to help us through such times.

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  13. For some reason, I got a bad feeling when I read the title to your post today (like something was wrong). I hope and pray that the curve in the road, takes you where you'd like to be. Healthy and happy with many crafting days ahead. ;-> Toni Anne

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  14. I will definitely send lots of prayers and good thoughts your way. Life can be extremely challenging and upsetting. You're about to start a new chapter in your life; take a deep breath.

    Take good care of yourself, Carol.

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  15. I will be thinking of you and sending my thoughts and prayers to you. We have been in the middle of family troubles as of late. Your craft projects will help to keep you happy. I hope you can find time for them!

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  16. Just. Breathe.
    And feel the love and support of all your friends - those you have met and those you have not - and keep creating. Remember ME: Crafts keep you sane.

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  17. Lots of hugs and prayers and good thoughts heading your way. I hope your challenges take you to a good place.

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  18. Carol - Am thinking of you and hoping that the changes are positive in the long term. As a person who is profoundly allergic to change and genuinely terrified of change, I commend your courage to your convictions.

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  19. Keeping you in my thoughts and sending well wishes your way.
    Lovely project progress. Love the BBD.
    Hugs!

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  20. I'm sending you LOTS of positive vibes. Once the hub-bub has settled, we will be here waiting patiently :0)

    Crispy

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  21. Sending big hugs, prayers with good thoughts and positive energy your way.

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  22. I sure thought that our 'older' years were supposed to be the easy 'coasting' ones ! Not always so over in this neck of the woods, but God is always close enough to help !

    I pray for smooth transitions for you, and plenty of restful nights filled with the restoration that you need to handle the changes .

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  23. Good luck with all your changes.

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  24. Hard things are worth things my husband always says.....then I want to smack him. (Not really, but he does say that) Good vibrations sent your way.

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  25. I too understand about making changes and not wanting to get too personal on blogs. Best wishes on your new endeavor.

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  26. I'll say a prayer and keep good thoughts for you as you make your life changes.

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