2010 has brought a lot of change my way. At the time of change, it can feel bad, I know it did for me, but I've been learning to try to embrace change, and really look at life with rose colored over sized sunglasses. This blog will be a lot of things, I would love to just focus on crafting, or just travelling, but life is more complex than just one subject.
Right after I turned 25, and moving my loving twin sister to Wyoming, I decided that I wanted to see and visit all 50 United States. AND to make it more challenging, to do this before I'm thirty. I have now officially been to 23 states, and I'm planning a trip for next fall by train to Boston, MA, then driving and visiting the surrounding six states to bring my total to 30 states at the tender age of 26. I am VERY excited for this trip.
I'm an avid crafter. My sewing machine is in a cabinet and is upright and ready to go at all times. I inherited it from my cousin Patty, who was my mom's age until she passed away. I do believe that the sewing machine was her mother's, my Great Aunt Faye, before she passed.
In High School, I bought a pair of salmon colored kitten mittens that looked like hand puppets. I was really getting into the matchy match thing with my accessories and could not find a matching scarf or hat. So I found yarn that didn't match either and learned to knit and made my first scarf that I still wear every winter. I've been bit pretty hard by the knitting bug and have also learned to crochet. I'm currently making my first sweater, which I think is the ultimate first sweater, a Weasley Sweater... Like the ones in Harry Potter that are knitted by Molly Weasley.
I've dabbled in scrap booking only a little and haven't really done any cross stitch. I do a lot of quilting though, or at least in the past I have.
Crafting for me, isn't really a hobby or a lifestyle. It's a time stealer with amazing therapeutic results. Boyfriend breaks up with me? Oh that's ok, I'll make 15 purses. LOL. True story. I need to lose weight before Julie's wedding but I want to stress eat in front of the tv watching cartoons? Oh that's ok, I'll just knit this foreverlongtomake sweater. Crafting keeps me sane. And honestly, I think the world would be a better place if everyone would just man up and do a craft themselves. :)
I'm a hopeless romantic and everyday I wake up, I think, today is the day I will meet my soulmate. Then when I go to bed I say, tomorrow is the day I will meet my soulmate. :) I also wake up everyday thinking about what amazing thing I'll do that day will be. I try to do something outstanding everyday, to make the day really have a great memory I can look back on. I can't make memories just sitting around watching tv. Starting this blog was my awesome thing today. It'll get me more kick-started towards getting my website launched. Hopefully that can happen in the next couple of days.