Thursday, November 27, 2014

The ramblings of a Yarn-aholic


Ok, I said it, I love yarn. I can’t get enough of it. I look for it everywhere I go, yard sales, thrift stores, discount shops, anywhere I think I can get some. I wouldn’t call it an addiction it's more of a savings plan for the future. Yeah, that's it, a savings plan. Some people collect gold, I collect yarn. Gold will not keep you warm when the power goes out, blankets carefully hand crafted from yarn will.

I have so much yarn I don’t think I could use it all in my life time.
All yarn
Also all yarn
Thick yarn, fluffy yarn, fancy, plain, baby yarn, wool, alpaca, I even have yarn my mother in law found for me from the 1930’s
Baskets, bags and tubs of yarn, so many pretty colors, so soft and fluffy!

Again ALL Yarn

A few years ago when we put an addition on our house my hubby had the builders put a full basement in just to have the room to store it all. I’ll keep him!



OK maybe I have an addiction
The first step is admitting you have a problem.

And Yarn

I’ve made blankets for the homeless, hats for babies in third world countries, gifts for family and friends, and have contributed the the family income with a shop on ETSY. Crocheting got me through a deployment to Iraq, the fear and unknown of cancer, and many days alone while my hubby was away. 

Most of it I don’t yet have a use for but when I do I’ll be ready!

Tuesday, November 18, 2014

Keep warm this winter, shop ETSY

The weather outside is getting colder. It time to get your winter gear out and buy anything your missing. Why not start here, pick up a few things and have a look around.

 Boot cuffs
Boot cuffs

More boot cuffs

Green Elf hat

Grey and Brown Elf hat
Come on by and have a look.

Wednesday, November 5, 2014

What I've learned so far

Fall is in full swing and cleanup is in progress. I am torn this time of year, I love the smells and colors of fall but I miss all the pretty flowers and garden veggies growing.

I worry that I didn't grow enough to get through the winter but I can't do anything about it now except plan better for next year. I don't yet have the resources for winter gardening so if I fall short I will have to break down and go to the store. Not something I like to do but will if I have to.

What I have learned this year so far.

-There are not enough hours in a day (the fence, phase 2 of the mini orchard, the door on the pallet shed, and the grape vines did not get done)
-I should take on fewer projects
-Homesteading in the city has more limitations than I thought
-Organic gardening is not as hard as I thought
-Homegrown food taste so much better
-What did not grow last year was not a reflection on what did or not grow this year
-I'm not as organized as I want to be
-I'm stronger than I knew
-With help from your friends anything is possible

Happy fall! Happy homesteading!