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the baby blanket is lovely - and fingers crossed you won't have to wait too much longer for baby to arrive!
Toggle Commented 2 days ago on Thoughts on Knitting at life of seven
The patchwork blanket came off the needles last week and it really is a monster. This is easily the biggest thing I have ever made – I don’t have exact measurements but it’s somewhere in the region of 90x90 inches and it looks like it will fit a queen size... Continue reading
Posted 2 days ago at SnapShots & WhatNots
Oh no that's a pity - you can spot it from the highway but there's an even better view from Peachoid Road just off the highway
Thanks for spotting that - I fixed it :)
I can’t remember exactly where I saw it but I can clearly remember watching a documentary/movie years ago that featured a road-trip across America where the people stopped and saw all kinds of crazy roadside attractions….like the biggest ball of yarn, or the biggest frying pan. Call me crazy but... Continue reading
Posted 4 days ago at SnapShots & WhatNots
Reading a ton of book lately. The latest one is “Sycamore Row” by John Grisham….so far so good. Watching old series of Survivor because when the latest season finished I had withdrawals Making so many different things including the rainbow quilt and the patchwork blanket. I’ve made excellent progress on... Continue reading
Posted 7 days ago at SnapShots & WhatNots
This is lovely - such a sweet present for her to cherish. I was wondering something, over the years you've made a lot of photobooks, small paper books and of course the project life books...I'm just wondering where do you keep them all? Are they stored away or do you rotate which ones you keep close to look at etc?
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Let’s see it’s now Thursday which is the 4th day of my 30 day weight loss challenge and I’ve been doing fantastic at one of the goals in particular – the one about not eating out and cooking meals at home. I think this challenge has re-awakened my interest in... Continue reading
Posted Jul 24, 2014 at SnapShots & WhatNots
Awh thank you - and thank you to James and Sienna too!
I know it feels a bit silly to be thinking of knitting a sweater when it's over 80 F outside but I have not idea of how long it will take so the sooner I get started the better!
Toggle Commented Jul 24, 2014 on New Yarn, New Project at SnapShots & WhatNots
Ha ha that's a good idea - I was using little yarn strings that I tied around the needles before I got these, they worked but I kept accidentally knitting with the strands instead of my yarn!
Toggle Commented Jul 24, 2014 on New Yarn, New Project at SnapShots & WhatNots
Oh I actually haven't heard of it before - thank you! I'm always a bit unsure of buying something like yarn online until I have a better idea of what brands etc I'd like or what a good price would be - so it felt safer getting to squish the yarn in the shop first and know I'd love it! But now that I've taken the plunge I'd be more confident about looking online too!
Toggle Commented Jul 24, 2014 on New Yarn, New Project at SnapShots & WhatNots
Great - I'm super happy to hear that from someone who has used it! Perfect :)
Toggle Commented Jul 23, 2014 on New Yarn, New Project at SnapShots & WhatNots
I'm so intrigued now by that book that I'll immediately going to go find it in the library - I love reading books that I've never heard of before coming so highly recommended, they usually live up to the hype until other "popular" books!
Toggle Commented Jul 23, 2014 on yarnalong.... at woolythyme
I’ve mentioned quite a few times before that I’ve really wanted to knit a sweater using higher quality yarn than the super saver acrylic yarn that I normally buy in JoAnns or Michaels but that I was having trouble committing to spending the money on a project. I went into... Continue reading
Posted Jul 23, 2014 at SnapShots & WhatNots
Finally! Some else who didn't love The Fault in Our Stars....I read it and thought meh, it's ok. It's subject matter is sad of course but it's overdone in the book and when I was finished it put me off reading "hyped up" books...which is bad because I would have missed out on reading The Goldfinch (which is well worth the hype!). So thanks for not making me feel like a cold-hearted robot for not crying and losing it over The Fault in our Stars!
Toggle Commented Jul 22, 2014 on july book report. at enJOY it by Elise Blaha Cripe
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After scrambling at the last minute to find somewhere to stay for the weekend, our plans were further thwarted when moments before we arrived at the campsite it began lashing rain. We had our pick of campsites along the river, and hastily threw the tent up while getting soaked to... Continue reading
Posted Jul 22, 2014 at SnapShots & WhatNots
Hi Allie, I actually live in South Carolina where the focus is on BBQ and meat! I get what you mean about not banning eating out but the ban is a dual "healthy eating" and "saving money" attempt so I'm seeing it as more of a challenge than a deprivement which is why it's temporary!
It's the little things that seem to make the biggest difference - sometimes thinking about changing too much at once can be so daunting that it easier to just give up and do nothing - little changes is definitely the way to go. Well done and good luck to you too :)
I understand what you mean, when I was first starting out losing weight the results were instant - I worked hard and the weight dropped off so I had a near instant pay off. In contrast it took about 4 months to lose those last 10 I'm prepared for it to not be an immediate effect this time around but if I don't start I for sure won't get the results! I'm sorry you've got terrible stresses right now - I was/am an awful stress eater too so I know how tough it can be me. Hang in there!
In the last few months I’ve noticed that my portion sizes have slowly increased in size, I’ve been snacking on junk more frequently and I’ve greatly decreased the amount of exercise I’ve been doing – the obvious consequence of those changes are….yep, increased numbers on the scale and increased inches... Continue reading
Posted Jul 21, 2014 at SnapShots & WhatNots
It’s time for another adventure this weekend. Funnily enough when I’ve done a few weeks of back to back weekend trips in the past I end up craving a weekend at home relaxing…..well after nearly a month with no trips I’m totally fed up with home and can’t wait to... Continue reading
Posted Jul 18, 2014 at SnapShots & WhatNots
I don't know Elise I've read your blog start to finish and there are some gems of posts way back in the archives!! It's great to see them pop up again :)
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The rainbow quilt is coming together slowly and steadily. This will be my second quilt and I’m really trying to improve my technique as I go along. Overall I’m very pleased with how the first three rows have turned out. They are not perfect by any means but the corners... Continue reading
Posted Jul 16, 2014 at SnapShots & WhatNots
Thanks! I don't think I'll do the same kind of list again this year but I've an idea stirring around to try doing 29 "things" this year. I just don't want to make up goals for the sake of it...if you know what I mean?