No, not really.
Well, yeah...maybe. A little bit.
I need something to do.
LOL...I know...like a hole in the roof I need something more to do...
I've got a barn of *hopefully* expectant does who need stalls and pens prepared.
I've got more puppies than any one homestead needs...they need good homes. And I'm not good at getting rid of animals, so this will need some prayer cover! It's not that I want to keep them...really...and it's not that I don't think someone else will take care of them...well, maybe...but I sort of coward-out at the last minute and hate to see them go. C'mon...puppies are cute. You don't think about the pain-in-the-behind, barking furball they may grow into. They are tiny, nippy and yappy and just plain adorable. That's where I get caught.
I've got an enclosed front porch now...needing a door and flooring laid. We haven't gotten the door yet, but the flooring is there, as is the insulation, waiting. My first use of the closed-from-the-elements space is to empty the closets and do some purging and re-organizing...emphasis on that purging part!
I have some sewing left to complete then back to my family needs here.
I picked out some wild yarns last night that need a project plan. Yes, I buy yarn (and fabric) without a real plan of action. I need some afghan thoughts. Just don't have any yet. I've been scouring the 'net for ideas, and I've found a TON I'd like to do, just haven't decided on one yet.
I found this one....and this one....and several here....and this one....and some great YouTube tutorials here for all sorts of things....I like this stitch...and this stitch...or one of these....this site gives some thoughts on charity crocheting, with sizes for various bed needs, and some good stash-busters, etc.
...or I could do some simple shawls...probably not in these wild colors, but who knows?
The first group is in brights -- a variegated called Bikini (brights in orange, yellow, pink, green and blue) paired with Bright Yellow and Real Teal) The second set is more pastel -- the variegated is Melon Berry (pastels in a couple shades of pinks, light orange, pale yellow and a light lavender, paired with Pale Yellow and Lavender). They look pretty neat in real life...maybe not so much in the picture.
I don't know...I'm leaning a bit toward the simple ripple afghan. Then again, I do like the tunisian stitch as well. And this basketweave afghan (and this one, too) is really pretty...maybe a bit too toned-down for wild colors, heh?
Thus saith the LORD, Stand ye in the ways, and see, and ask for the old paths, where is the good way, and walk therein, and ye shall find rest for your souls.
Blogs I Love to Visit...
- 5 Acres & A Drean
- A Pondering Heart
- Ask Jackie @ Backwoods Home
- Bateman Homestead
- Bible Version Comparison Chart
- Busy B Homemaker
- Caffeinated Homestead
- Choosing Voluntary Simplicity
- Down To Earth Blog
- Fruit of Her Hands blog
- Granny Miller blog
- Growing up Herbal
- Half a Hundred Acre Wood blog
- He Sows, She Sews
- He Sows, She Sews
- Herbal Academy of New England Blog
- Homestead Honey blog
- It All Matters Mom blog
- Just Plain Marie
- My Journey to Separation
- Nourishing Days blog
- One and a Half Acre Homestead
- Outside the Box Homeschool blog
- Ozark Mountain Family Homestead
- Reflections from Drywood Creek
- Sabbath Mood Homeschool
- Small Farm Girl
- Simple Green Frugal Coop
- Snowfall Academy blog
- Strangers & Pilgrims on Earth
- Sufficient Graze Farm blog
- The Caffeinated Homestead
- The Crunchy Chicken
- The Nerdy Farmwife
- The Prudent Homemaker
- The Unplugged Family
- The Wild Garden
- This Life I live
- Vaccination Information website
- Vintage Remedies DIY & Articles
- Wellness Mama
- Wood Cookstove Cooking blog