Friday, November 18, 2016

Friday Smiles 196

Hello everyone.  I'm joining in with Annie to share this week's smiles.  You can check out what everyone has to be happy about HERE .

I've been busy trying to get settled into my new home.  I'm so excited that I will have my very own designated craft room!  The house is all on one level, which is the primary reason for moving.  No more stairs is a good thing!

This week I'm sharing a photo of Katie.  She usually runs out of the room when I pick up my phone to take a picture; she's just camera shy I guess.  This time she didn't see it coming!  She was so exhausted from watching the movers and me unpacking.
 The dogs love their new backyard.  It's much larger than what they had before.  Not to mention the smells of wildlife such as skunks, raccoons and deer!
In the evenings the lighting out there is terrible.  A friend told me about collars that glow in the dark.  I think I might give those a try.
 Here's one of the neighbors.  Isn't he just beautiful!

I will try to get around to see what's bringing smiles to your face, although it may not be until the weekend.  I have a load of errands to run today!


Tuesday, November 15, 2016

WOYWW - The Beginnings of a Good Thing!

Hello everyone.  I'm joining in with Julia for WOYWW.  Go to her blog HERE  to join in the fun or have a good snoop at craft spaces all around the world!

Since I last joined in I sold the condo, bought the house, painted the entire house and redid the hardwood floors and moved in.  I'll leave that for another post as I don't want to get out of hand!

I will show you the beginnings of my craft room.  Yep!!  A real designated craft room.  I've ordered two bookshelves, a desk and a turquoise chair on wheels.  The desk is also on wheels and will not be located right in front of the bookshelves.  I will order probably four more bookshelves to fill out the space and maybe have one bookshelf in the guest bedroom.
Most of the house is the same color of yellow.   It looks totally different in the rooms because of the lighting. 

I am so excited that this actually coming together.  The floors are original hardwood floors that were put in when the house was built (1950s).

I'm not sure where my laptop is -- hopefully I'll find it so I can visit.  (Writing this post somewhere where I shouldn't.....)  As always, I will do my best to visit those that visit me (please leave your number) and those that end in the same number as me.  It probably won't be until the weekend before I get around.



Tuesday, October 25, 2016


Don't blink.  This is the second week in a row that I'm joining in with Julia at Stamping Ground.   I'm happy to be among you once again.  Although with the move coming up I may skip a few weeks but I'm going to try my best not to.

Here's my finished cowl.  I had a dear friend, Monique, model it for me.

 I'm happy with how it turned out.  This will be going to Warm Hearts Yarn for sale.  I have several cowls and a few scarves that I'll be dropping off next weekend.  I found a very easy pattern for fingerless mitts so plan to knit some of those up while I take a break from packing.

It's official (birds singing)!  I close on the sale of the condo on Monday, October 31.  YAY.  I will now be in a one level place WITH a craft room.  Honestly, I think those two things alone bring me so much joy.  I'll be doing some posts with what I do around the house.  The closing date on the house is Friday, November 4.  The underwriter hasn't given my lender the appraisal yet.  Hopefully we'll be on target.  In between I will be renting my condo back from the new owner.

In the meantime, I will do my best to visit those that visit me (please leave your number) and those that end in the same number as me.  


Tuesday, October 18, 2016

WOYWW - Hello There!

I've been absent for so long (again).  Life once again has swallowed me up and I've been focused on other things.  Through it all I've been knitting.

I'm joining in with Julia at Stamping Ground.   In looking back at my posts I haven't joined the party since May!  Wow, I knew it had been a long time but not THAT long.

Like I said, I've been knitting so my work desk has been my comfy chair.  Here's a photo of my latest project.  It's a lovely cowl that's knitting up wonderfully.  The photo is a bit dark but the contrast in the yarn is from a dark brown to yellow to a light turquoise.  Very southwest.
 Some of you may know that I've been trying to sell my condo and buy a house.  Today I found out that my condo appraised at the purchase price so that's a good thing.  We are scheduled to close on the condo on Monday, October 31!  Happy Halloween everyone.

The next step is the house.  I'm scheduled to close on it on Friday, November 4.  Yep, buying and selling in the same week.  I have movers scheduled for November 9.  Prior to that I need to clean and paint.  Wish me luck.  I have a wonderful couple that I hire to do things for me and they've already set aside that weekend.

I was over at the house last weekend and met one of the neighbors.
My dad mentioned that this buck is in amazing shape and would be considered a "trophy" buck.  He was standing so still that I almost didn't see him, and when I did I questioned if he was real!  There's a herd that hangs out in the neighborhood.  How cool is that!

What's really cool -- I'll have a guest room (for those that would like a visit the Santa Fe, New Mexico area) AND a craft room.  I am beside myself with happiness.  What's even better is I have only one step into the house.  No more stairs!  Yay.

As always, I will visit those that visit me (please leave your number) and those that end in the same number as me.  I'm off this coming Friday so it may not be until then that I get around.

So glad to be back among the WOYWW community.  And really, we are a community.  It's amazing how much we support each other through what life brings our way.  I feel that I've been lacking in that area, being pre-occupied with my own life.  I'm making some "end of year" resolutions that I'm hoping to keep.