Thursday, February 16, 2012

DIARY OF A MESSY, BUT LOVABLE CRAFT LADY

Hi everyone,

How are you all today? I'm doing really well. Yesterday I was suffering the consequences of eating some gluten-filled goodies on Tuesday. I was sick all day Wednesday. Today I'm feeling much better. That experience told me TWO things. One is that no matter how tasty something is, if I know my body can't handle it, I shouldn't eat it. Number Two (and positive aspect) is that the toxicity level in my body is going DOWN. That's why my body had such a strong reaction to the two croissants I ate on Tuesday.

Okay, now to the fun stuff.  It has been awhile since I've picked up my knitting needles.  When my dad went into the hospital, everything stopped. Oh, my dad is doing so well, now. It is a real miracle.  Now I'm feeling ready to start crafting again.  You know you are ADDICTED in love with crafting when you have multiple projects going on at the same time....a.k.a UFO's (unfinished objects).  So here is what I have to share with you today. Oh, and keep in mind, this isn't even HALF of the unfinished craft projects in my room.  This first photo is a pair of socks that I was knitting for my aunt for Christmas. The first sock is almost finished, plus I still need to knit the second. Oh, and the taupe colored yarn? Those are my dad's knee-high socks...can you tell? ha ha ha ha ha ;) :)





























The next photo is a close-up of the variegated taupe yarn that I'm going to use for my Dad's knee-high socks.  Hmm...at this rate, they'll be ready just in time for Christmas 2012 :) :) I've never used this particular yarn before. I just remember purchasing it because the price was extremely affordable:






























This next photo is a close-up of the socks that I"m knitting for my aunt. I LOVE knitting socks.  It is a fun thing to knit. Plus, it's an extremely affordable project on my "in between jobs" budget:






































Maybe I can justify all my unfinished knitting projects if I disguise daintily place them in a lovely, vintage chic basket?:



























Now talk about a project taking a long time. I started this quite a fe months ago. I don't even remember when I started this Victorian knitted lace edging, or even why I set the needles down.  Now that I'm back to crafting, this will finally get finished. Isn't the pink so pretty?:
































Now, my walk-in closet is an absolute M.E.S.S...messy messy messy messy..and I WON"T show a pic of that till after it's looking neat and sparkly again. However, you know you've got it bad, when your craft supplies start spilling over into the closet in the tv room...like this:






















That last photo were some craft items that I was going to use to try and make some stuff for the ladies in my Bible study for Valentine's Day. I was stressing out over that...unnecessarily.  In the end, I decided to actually finish by lesson on Hebrews instead. The craft projects can wait...and these will eventually turn into a work of art. Oh, and it's NEVER too late to give a Valentine's Gift.

I'm really working on embracing the whole idea of being a Proverbs 31 and Titus 2 lady...oh, make that "single" lady. You know what?  These are things that are great for any woman, no matter what your station in life might be.  So pray for me, encourage me, and feel free to leave any tips etc here in the comment box ;) :) Also, please check out my sidebar for some links to the various blogs hosting link-ups throughout the week :)

Join me tomorrow for another episode of my "It Makes Cents to Me" Friday :) :)  I am looking into subscribing to the local paper, just so I can get the coupon inserts.

It's a beautiful, bright sunny day today. It's also a little  chilly outside.  Luckily, I'm INSIDE watching episodes of the Canadian tv series "Heartland" on Netflix, and working on this blog post at the same time.  That's the news from the ocean shores of California today. Love and hugs, Heather :)

18 comments:

Mooberry Farmwife said...

I am glad that you are feeling better today. I loved seeing your yarn photos.... yarn always makes me happy!

How wonderful to be determined to follow the Lord. There is nothing more important in this life, for sure.

Have a lovely day, Heather.

Andrea @ Home Heart Family said...

Heather! I love to knit and I am also a queen of unfinished projects!! :)

The socks are going to be lovely!

Jill said...

Yarn is so pretty, the socks will be lovely! You should do a closet before and after picture :-)
Sorry to hear you weren't feeling too well, hope you are much better now :-)
Have a great weekend!

Blessings,
Jill

Heather's Blog-o-rama said...

@Mooberry Farmwife - yarn always makes me happy, too, especially nice sock yarn :) :)

@Andrea of Home Heart Family - everyone I have ever met, who LOVES any kind of crafting, always has a few unfinished projects laying around.

@Jill - thank you :) :)I'm feeling much better today :) :)

Anna @ Feminine Adventures said...

Darling projects. I wish I could say I'm a crafter, but instead I'll just enjoy looking at other's lovely photos. :)

So glad you're feeling better!

Heather's Blog-o-rama said...

@Anna-Feminine Adventures -
Oh, I feel that way when I see people who quilt. I've only made one, and I"m aspiring to make more...until then I just sit bake and admire other peoples skill with needle and thread ;) :)

Thanks for visiting me. Please come back again :) :) :)

Under Her Wings said...

All I have to say is that you do seem quite loveable, Heather! And stay away from the gluten. My brother-in-law was diagnosed as celiac in his mid 70s, and by that time he had a degenerative disease that they think was exacerbated by the celiac, which they didn't detect. On that note, have a blessed weekend!

Cathi from NH said...

Dear Heather,
You've inspired me with your socks! I have started so many and never seem to get past the turn of the heels ... I've got a mental block when I get to that point! Yours are so perfect and beautiful. It WILL try again!! Where did you get the pattern for the Victorian knitted lace? I think I would like to try that next after I finish the sweater I am making. Have a great day.

Kristina said...

I have many unfinished projects. I love the lace edging you are knitting.

Amy said...

Thanks so much for popping in on me! Your knitting makes me jealous, I can't even make a chain, and I've tried!

va_grown said...

I lovey your UFO expression! I've got baskets of them all over my space too--between that and the multiple books at once my husband is threatening to get rid of all our coffee tables, since you can't find the surface anyway! :)

I admire you for pursuing a proverbs 31, titus 2 outlook! I've only refocused my heart there the last few years myself and I know it's making me a better person. Really, crafting is not just a "hobby", it's an outpouring of love from us to minster to those around us. As long as we keep it in perspective (and budget!) it's a blessing! :)

farmgal said...

That's awesome you are knitter, so am I, and just like you, I must have at least three or four projects on the go at all times. winter is my knitting time, where as soon as spring hits, I turn to the gardens more so.

Look forward to your write up tomorrow :)

From a mild but still snow covered day on the farm in ontario.

Camille said...

What PRETTY Socks!! Your Aunt will be so pleased. :)

Blessings,
Camille

syds1girl said...

I love your blog!! And I love your photography!! I'm so new at my blogging that I don't know what a 'blog button' is yet! Your blog inspires me! Thanks for checking out the Darling Hill blog too. It's always such a surprise to see new people who visit the Hill.

Angie said...

OOOh a woman after my own heart! I love crafting, and have a few hundred ufo's running around the house. It's almost like Christmas when I find them and then finish em LOL! I am jealous--you can knit, and do the filigree style with the beautiful lace look. I love the lace look, so delicate and beautiful looking!

Hugs from Ang at Sunny Patch!

Elaine @ Sunny Simple Life said...

Such pretty yarn. I am in envy of you talented crafters. I guess one good thing is I never go to Michael's so no money spent there. Love the vintage red tin in the photo.

Annesphamily said...

Heather you are a talented gal! I can't sew, quilt, knit or crochet! Sigh!

Have a wonderful weekend.

Debbie said...

Thanks so much for leaving a comment on my blog. Have a wonderful week! Debbie