Tuesday, October 13, 2015

Couldn't quite get it together...

Hello again!

I just got back from my trip to Santa Fe with my husbands side of the family. I had a lot of fun and the weather was just perfect! Unfortunately I was unable to finish even a stitch on either of the projects that I took with me. I took my scrapghan and enough yarn to make some pumpkins. Both projects are extremely portable and I thought that I'd make quite a bit of progress. I was wrong....

I tried working on my projects on the drive there but I couldn't get my fingers to work and the yarn was tangled and before I knew it there was more yarn in the floorboard than going into my projects. I decided to put it aside and have fun getting to know my in-laws more. They live about 12 hours away from us and we only get to see them about once a year. My mother-in-law is very crafty. She makes the most amazing quilts and she even used to crochet. We talked the whole way and I'm glad for the progess that wasn't made on these projects.

Now looking forward I'm curious what type of progress will be made when I go on my Fall Foliage trip with my mom in a few weeks. We get along so well and we can waste so much time just talking and laughing. She is truly my best friend and I can share anything with her.

I'm not looking forward to returning to work. I wish I could stay home and get the blue beast done! I'm so close to being done and with the weather turning, I'd rather be under it watching a movie with my family. The closer to finishing a project I get the less I enjoy working on it for some reason. I always get very rushed and feel like it has to be done two weeks ago.

I'm off to make some pumpkin bread and hopefully get my crochet mojo back.

Until next time...

Sunday, October 4, 2015


Hello everyone!

Looking forward to the next few months is so exciting. Next weekend my husband and I are going to meet his parents in Sante Fe. Two weeks after that, my mom and I are traveling to Canadian TX to see the fall foliage. And then in the first weeks of November I'm going to be flying to Houston to see my best friend. I'm already busy busy trying to get my life together enough to be away from home the majority of the next two months.

Aside from packing my clothes and getting my work life in order I'm trying to figure out which crochet project I'll be bringing along on all of these trips. The first two trips I'll be in a vehicle and then I'll travel to and from Houston by plane. Of course the things I'll take in the air are much different than what can go in a vehicle.

On the first two trips I'll be taking either the Scrapghan or the blue granny square blanket. I'm hoping to finish the blue blanket on the trip to Santa Fe so that I can focus on the Scrapghan on my mom's fall trip. Since we'll be in a car I'll be able to pack a little more than if I were going to the airport. Here is what I'm taking.

1. Thirty One Gifts - Timeless Beauty Bag (Find one here!)
               I love this bag! I've used it for jewelry, makeup and school. I ran across a post on instagram which showed a crocheter using this bag to hold all of the "tools". I ran to my bedroom and pulled this bag out and started organizing my hooks, stitch markers and scissors. I love the way it looks and it is very compact. This bag is a must have for travel!

2. Thirty One Gifts - Essential Storage Tote (Find one here!)
               I use this bag to hold my yarn and the project I'm working on. It is super roomy inside and the print is just beautiful! I have mine in black chevron and I love it!

3. The Tools
That is all I'm be taking to Santa Fe and on our Fall Leaves trip. I'm excited for these trips and the progress that I'll hopefully make on these projects!

Until next time.