Friday, September 10, 2010

Getting Back on Track

HOWDY! Been a while, I know. This time it isn't because I forgot! We just didn't have internet is all. Internet is turned back on and my life will probably be consumed with the computer once more.

Though, in the few weeks that it has been off, I have been fairly busy! I made: 3 hats, 2 flower necklaces, 2 star/moon wall hangings, a sweater coat, a scarf, and I'm working on another scarf. I don't really have pictures of anything, though, except for one of the hats. Two of the hats, a scarf, and the sweater coat have already been given away. (There is this really nice lady that runs a play group for children 5 and under in our area that we attend. She brought us 3 BIG bags of clothing for my son's birthday that was desperately needed. So to show our thanks I made a hat, necklace and wall hanging for each of her girls, which are a year older than my son, and a scarf and sweater coat for her. I was so happy when the girls wore their hats for the entire class even though we were all inside where it was warm and refused to take them off.) I do have a picture of my son wearing the Frog Hat I made him and I'll get a picture of the scarf I'm working on for my husband when I get it finished. I'm about halfway done with it.

I have found a knitting group that meets weekly, unfortunately it's about a 40 minute drive... made it to 3 of the meetings but it is kind of eating into the gas and it's not in the budget. NEVER FEAR! A local group started up here in town, literally 2 blocks away from home. Unfortunately it's not free, they charge $5 a meeting that you show up for, but they make up for it by offering food. I have talked to my mother in law and she says she doesn't have a problem watching my son for the two hours they meet once a week. I can't wait and hope to make friends. Then again this is a really small town so I don't know how many people actually will show up. Guess I'll just have to wait a few days to find out!

9 more days until my son's birthday, 8 more until his party. It's so exciting. I didn't have any sales from Etsy but we were still able to get everything we need since the hubbers picked up as much over time as he could at work. We sent out invites and I've heard back from several people and it's looking like a pretty big turn out. Just hoping the weather holds out because all of the activities we have planned for the little ones are for outside. I have to work on a back up plan just in case.

Because of the fact that I have been without internet for so long and this is pretty much just a post to let you know that I'm still alive I won't be spotlighting any shops this evening. I've only been on Etsy long enough to pay my bill from last month, which thankfully didn't go overdue while I was without the internet. I will be sure to bring some wonderful shops to share with you in my next post.

I'll talk to you in a few days! I have a big weekend planned out. Taking Ian to the Apple Orchard tomorrow morning and then Sunday we're going into the city to stock up on groceries for the month. Not looking forward to Sunday, but I rather enjoy eating so it has to be done. Oooooooh, speaking of eating! I have to share since I'm so proud of myself. I've been practicing more strict portion control as well as limited snacking and have gotten rid of soda from my diet and have lost 6 pounds. Still a LONG way from my goal but it's a start! 6 down, 44 to go!

Thank you for your time and I will see you soon! Happy Crafting and be sure to check out my Etsy shop: