Tuesday, October 18, 2016

Seasonal Changes

The leaves are changing, the weather has made an about face once again. Its going to be 80 today. All the bugs that were suppose be dead, have come back to life! And my sinuses are so angry right now!

Then by weeks end it's suppose to be back down into the 50s. With us looking to start closing and winter prepping the windows. Crazy!!! With the cooler weather comes the inspiration to make things. I have been bitten by the quilting bug. I want to make a patch work quilt, king sized for at the property. I'm sure I have enough fabric to accomplish this task. I'm not sure I have the patience. Lol!

I love the feeling of fibre in my hands... hence, the knitting and crocheting. I have always wanted to sew and make great things.... they have always been out of my reach...  trust me its not from lack of trying. So wish me luck.

Sunday, October 16, 2016

Busy Busy

The last post was back in June... Time sure fly when your doing nothing... That's not true... I guess I have been super busy. Just not doing the things that I want, but have to do. I worked the Summer away. Can't complain there as we had extra money by me doing that. But the free time I had seemed to just slip right through my fingers as we only just recently got answers to what is wrong with my loved one.... Yes, your count is right heading into 10 months. Doctors and therapy's, oh my! And still no closer to being done with this mess.

I'm up and at um this early because in about a half an hour I'm off to work yet again. Its to be my last day of outside work. Can't complain as its starting to change, the weather. Its not horrible this morning but last week it was so cold my toes were freezing. The weather is turning fickle. So I'm happy to be done for the season. I am looking forward to next year already though. Crazy... LOL! I can say I have learned quite a bit this Summer. Even if I don't stay with Direct Sales, the knowledge I have will serve me the rest of my life.

I haven't done much in the way of needlework. I've been waiting for the change. And last week when it got so cold. I got started on a pair of crocheted Mukluk. I used yarn that I had in the closet.... I love when a plan comes together. They turned out really cute. The pattern wasn't horrible. I got them done in a week. I think the next pair will be faster. I hope.. LOL! I got a enough to make 3 more pairs. I might give them away as gifts or maybe even finally start my etsy store. You never know.

Need to settle in for the upcoming Winter. As they are calling for a nasty one. I really think that I should sit down and come up with a plan of all the things that I would like to accomplish instead of flying by the seat of my pants. I did manage to get most of the yard cleaned up from Summer and started on the winter prep of the yard. It will need to be cut at least 1 more time before we put the mower away.

Our far away dream of the property is still just that. We weren't able to get there at all this Summer. So all the clean up work that we did will have to be redone. Which sucks.... Still don't have the orchard planted. Was so hoping to be in our second year of growth. But that was not in the plans for this year. Plans... Plans... Plans.... that's all I can do for now.

Looking forward to 2017... Cause this year had more lessons to teach then we were ready to learn. 

Now that the weather is changing... I will have more time to get back here and write. See you soon!

Monday, June 20, 2016

Time flies... I guess!

I have been so slammed getting my business  ( www.mythirtyone.com/racheln ) up and off the ground. I can say that my efforts are starting to pay off. 

My family member that was injured is still injured. 😢 Time will tell what ultimately happens. Due to this we are spending our summer in our backyard. Its not that bad. We have a screen canopy and under it I've added an air mattress. So during this horrible summer heat. 

Please don't think that its all been bon bons and wine... lol... well, maybe a few bon bons.

I have been keeping busy doing hand work. I think I would die if I had to drape an afghan on me. 😎 I have a list of work to keep me occupied.

Also my garden has been fabulous this year. I guess that's what happens when your home to water a couple times a day.

As you can see I even had time to finally set up my fairy garden. I've only had the pieces for about 4 years now.

Well, I guess thats about it for now!

Until next,

Sunday, May 8, 2016

Happy Mother's Day!

Happy Mother's Day to all my Friends out in the BlogLand!!!

Friday, March 11, 2016

Time Changes Nothing

Not much has changed since we chatted last!

My family member that is injured, remains so.

Finally, after about 2 months and a month of therapy, we got an MRI.

The results of those we still have to wait for... ugggh!

I have been such a slack when it comes to any needle work.

I finished the main part of The Spice of Life, but still have to do the border.

I'm almost done with the 2nd popcorn square (free time, take with me project) out of 20

I did complete the first part of a viking helmet.

This is one of the horns!

I still have to make the beard.

I think it will be amazing!

I have seriously fallen behind on the temperature blanket. I'm still writing down each day's temps. But have yet to finish February.

One of the reasons I have been slacking, is I've actually been working on my Thirty-One Gifts Business.

I came up with an idea, fingers crossed that it works.

Wish me Luck... I will take all I can get!

Smile Loudly,

Sunday, February 21, 2016

Still Wading Through

Hi, How are you?

Good I hope!

I am doing much better, my health scare was just that a scare.

Thank the Gods for that!

My family member that was hurt is still hurt. There hasn't been any improvement.

We go back to see the surgeon in a week.

Hopefully, he will want to run more tests to see what is actually going on.

We aren't liking this situation much, not at all.

Keeping fingers crossed that life will return back to our normal!!!

But until then.....

I will continue to crochet!

This is the Spice of Life, half done and keeping me warm!

It is working up very fast.

Hope to have it done this week!

And I will keep getting Chick-fil-A, whenever I can!

Such a treat! 

I absolutely love the food!

Until next time!

Smile Loudly,


Saturday, January 30, 2016

Its Done!

Sophie's Universe is finally done! Only took 9 months! But not to scare anyone.... It wouldn't have taken that long if I had only worked on it more often!

I will have to wait to show you a picture of it opened up... My house is to small. So I will have to wait until the ground dries and I can spread it out in the yard!

Smile Loudly,