The City of Crochet

Crocheting...an escape from everyday life in Europe as I face the perils of yarn shopping in a foreign country and dealing with all of the crazy looks I get for crocheting & knitting on the public transportation system.

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Monday, May 24, 2010

The FUN of home ownership

Well....everyone always said that owning a home would not be easy.... I am slowly learning they were in a way right!
 
I have been painting and cleaning up the yard the past few weekends.  It is starting to look nice, but there is still more to go!  I need to paint still my back hall way, and put together the office now that the painting in there is finished.  I painted the door frame and door into the garage and then looking at the garage itself I shudder and want to paint that as it is white but tons of black streaks and marks on it. 
 
I am going to have house guests starting June 3rd and continuing straight through August!  My friend Zori will be up from Argentina for the summer for work.  Then while she is here my sisters are coming over with their familes for a weekend and then my Dad mentioned bringing the little ones over for a Friday Fun Day at Great America amusement park.
 
Crafting you ask?  I am working on a Swifter Cover as well as finishing up the Granny Square blanket.  My Craft Room is slowly being orgranized.  I need to finish putting things away in that room as well as decide on shelving....I am still debating putting in floor to ceiling book shelves / organization on one of the walls...perhaps before that though I am going to paint that room as well!  It is a dark bluey green which I would like to lighten up a little bit!
 
Well, work is calling and I need to get out on time tonight...it is the finals on Dancing With the Stars..can not miss that!!
 
 

Wednesday, May 05, 2010

May already????

Woosh! Here goes another year just flying by!

The job has been picking up speed and travelling has begun. I've gone twice up to Canada and I know that there are a few more trips in store over the next 3 months.

The house continues to develop. With the help of my parents I've painted my office and almost have that room finished....still up is some spot paintingm woodwork and of course installing bookshelves - can not have an office without bookshelves right?

The craft room has taken the backburner....I have organized my craft books but still need to decide on shelving etc for the yarn and other miscellaneous tools.

I did decide that I needed to use up some of the yarn so I decided on working on a blanket. I started a Granny Square Baby Blanket in Periwinkle, Rose and White. I am about 1/2 way finished - I work on it each night for about 10 minutes to unwind right before bed. Yes, I am procrastinating on making the Star Afghan again.

I also found several UFOs floating around as I unpacked my books and went through some of the yarn totes....I figure I will be guilted into finishing them eventually.....then again maybe not! ;)