Tuesday, July 22, 2014

Taking Stock: I'm baaaaaaaaaaaaaaack!

Wow, its been three months!
Life is so busy but I miss blogging. I particularly miss crafty blogging and reading crafty blogs. I've also been involved in some awesome swaps and I feel dreadful I haven't shared about them. So I'm going to make a huge effort to rectify it.

But first.. I found this great blog recently.. through an IG post of a scarf. Bec, at Handmade & Home regularly writes 'Taking Stock' posts and invites her readers to join in (Ive since seen it on a few other blogs too!)

So here's what happening around here....

Making: a bunch of stuff.. a cowl, a scarf, wrist warmers, a second sock, a cushion for my girl...

Cooking: a special 13 year old a whimsical birthday cake

Reading: Library books to inspire my gardening
Wanting: to simplify - everything!
Looking: at my new (to me) spinning wheel
Playing: with lots of yarn in all shapes and forms
Deciding: what colour to dye some yarn
Wishing: I hadn't had to have my tooth extracted :(
Enjoying: hot bubble baths
Waiting: for some roving to arrive so I can do some more spinning
Liking:  CRAFT NIGHT!
Wondering: what direction to take for my future career
Loving: Handspun yarn
Pondering: that I am the Mum of a beautiful, creative, loving 13 year old
Considering: whether to follow my passion or my head
Watching: Spinning wheel tutorials online
Hoping: My new Doctor will change my life... or at least help me get a life (lol)
Needing: a holiday at the beach
Smelling: Freshly cut apple (being eaten by my daughter)
Wearing:work clothes
Following: Handmade and Home (which is where this great list came from)
Noticing: how much happier I am when the lounge is free of loom bands, hama beads, drawing and other holiday crafts 
Knowing: hard times are good preparation for the future
Thinking: its time to do some crafting for me
Feeling: tired. bone aching tired.
Admiring: my kids
Sorting: the kids wardrobes
Buying:as little as possible
Bookmarking: Too many projects
Disliking: computer problems!
Opening: exciting Snail mail!
Giggling:  at a silly little clip I made about my lonely sock... but it wont load up on here so go find me on IG if you want to see it! I'm leoniekiwi

Snacking: on meat. Yup. I need LOADS more protein so its meat, meat, fish, meat.
Hearing:the heater warming up the house

I'll be back!!!

6 comments:

Jess B said...

Welcome back! I'see' you in lots of other places, but it's nice to read your blog again!! xx

Miriam said...

Welcome back! :o) this Wondering: what direction to take for my future career - me too. It's a time for change and decisions with heads and heart I ask myself - will I regret following my head or heart more. Is it possible to follow your heart for a while and turn to your head if it doesn't work?? This life is a one time offer - make it joyful :o) xxxx

Kimberley Atkinson said...

welcome back. Crafting is soooo good. I just need time at the moment.

Leonie said...

oh hi! nice to hear from you and looks like a lot of awesome stuff going on in your world! xx

Cat said...

SO exciting to see a post from you in my reader
Welcome back .. .. ..

Kylie P. said...

Welcome back. I have been so slack on the blogging front (IG is so quick and easy) but I toohave missed it.