This is the first week that my children have not had camp since the summer started. I am attempting to work around them. So far, EVERYTHING has been affected. Ha. The blog posts are a little off and my crochet
This was a great little project. I’m happy to have a new free crochet pattern available, and designing it slowly as a crochet-a-long was a treat. It’s like I ended up with this neat pattern, while feeling like I didn’t
I’ve had a lot of monsters laying around. I must have made them for a show and then forgot to put them up online… or purposely didn’t, because I was being lazy. REGARDLESS. They have all been gathered, photographed, and
Aside from eventually having to get ready for school, my schedule is wide open for the next couple of weeks. I’ve been waiting for this time for a few months now. I have so much good crochet fun going on in the background. This “downtime” really will help me pull it all together. Knotty Knucklehead turns into a doll today, and all we have left are the eyeballs… which may take another 2 weeks. Stay tuned for all the great stitching.
I’m coming off of a really stressful month, which doesn’t make any sense, because we were just on vacation. Vacation was stressful, and we probably all came home a bit more stressed than when we left. (Awesome.) Between Kiddo’s health, the dog, and feeling totally behind with everything… I kind of have been reeling. Depression is a constant battle that goes hand in hand with my stress levels, and me feeling like a butt sandwich physically and emotionally is the fallout. I let it take over for a little bit. Apparently I have to go through the blues to ever feel like I’m going to be just fine. I am going to be just fine. Things just got slowed down a little… and poor Hubs was my venting guy (very helpful) and I’m so very lucky to have him and the kids to keep things in perspective, even if I can’t always see it. Anyway.
Sorry about being a day late this week. My pug had surgery, and I had to take care of picking him up yesterday. I decided to keep these feet more on the simple side. I was thinking about adding a little applique to Knotty Knucklehead’s body later, but I have a feeling I’m going to have to see him/her stuffed before I can make that call. These feet work up really quick. I was a little nervous, because I was playing yarn roulette (when you’re not sure if you have enough yarn or not) with that second foot. I made it though! Woot!
Our sweet sweet pug, Agamemnon (Aggie) had surgery today. He’s fine and gets to spend a very quiet evening in the animal hospital. He was suffering from a (common) short snout dog issue… Brachycephalic Syndrome, which in a nutshell, is a syndrome that makes it very difficult for your dog to breathe. It can even lead to an early death. So surgery it was. Aggie is like my third kid (He listens the best out of anyone in the house.), which I never understood until I got a dog. I spent the day as a giant stress ball of no fun.
The handmade businesses and artists that I’ve been browsing lately have been so creative. I’ve been asking myself if I really need that pair of handmade, super comfy (and now they have skirts) overalls that I’ve been wanting. Yes. Yes I do. Do I buy myself a pair? No, not usually. I often can’t justify spending what an artist needs to be paid. Thoughts of an upcoming grocery trip, back to school shopping, and the fact that the bills are due in 3 days… and we just got back from vacation… and Hubs was home from work a few days before we left… and whatever else I have to spend money on, float across my brain. Then I find myself shopping in a non-handmade store, because I need new clothes and can only afford crappy, inexpensive clothing, that isn’t even from this country, and will probably rip or get a hole in it by the third washing.
Usually I have pictures of what I’m working on, but I don’t really have anything in hand to show this week. There should be something by the end of the week. I have a list I’m working through so I can spin, and I’m positive that some time with my wheel with make things feel less pointy. I’m going to just post these pictures of my rabbits. They’re good girls.