Hello friends! How are you?!
I have so many thoughts jumbling up my mind to share with you that I'm Really, really going to try not to ramble on too much.
Do you know what this it? Hmmmm?
It is a family of feet... All dressed in running shoes. Well, not Sweet P., but she runs regardless of what's been put on her feet. Yes, running. Friends, I will be the first to admit that I stink as a runner. I always think I'm going to die - it never gets easier... well maybe just a little, but I certainly have not experienced that 'high' that some describe. Anyway, a little known fact about my Hubby: He is an Athletic Trainer, yet most don't realize that given his current occupation. What that means is that I should look like a million bucks! Just kidding. I'd have to stop eating this incredible Sugar Cream Pie for that to happen. By the way, I just found this recipe today in one of my most loved ever cook books! I don't know how I missed it. And I've never seen sugar and cream cook up in a pie so pudding like and scrumptious, oh! Yes, running. See, Hubby taught me how to run years ago before Young Man was born. Then he wrote a training program for my Elite Running Friend and myself because we thought it would be a good idea to run a marathon someday. Ha!
So fast forward to the current, I want to get back into running for heart health, better fitness, etc., and Young Man has now signed up for a kids marathon so it seems the perfect time for us all to get started!
No we are not forcing Sweet P. to run. They were just excitedly jogging toward the track where we will be exhausting ourselves. So if I were a very brave soul I guess I would photograph myself at the now and then again later on to show you what progress I have made in this fitness endeavor of mine. Truth is I'm not sure if I'm that brave, but maybe... Also, boy would that hold me accountable! Anywho, the objective is to teach Young Man to run safely and enjoy exercise with the family. The secondary is to maintain our health and be stronger. We ran our first mile Sunday afternoon and head back out tomorrow night. Woo hoo! I'll let you know how this goes, but I'm not sure about pictures just yet!
So, this old house... We just keep moving things from one room to another... Not sure if I ever told you here, but someone partly finished the basement here in recent years in a not-very-well-done way. And we ripped it out last summer. So my crafty table all things creative had to be moved upstairs for the time being. They've been in a few different rooms, but now they rest in what should be a dining room.
Well, it is the dining room, but since we needed the space in the living room (we really are trying to paint and decorate around here a little!) my stuff had to be moved somewhere else until the basement is a go again. It works fine this way. I kind of like seeing some of my yarn and WIPS as I travel through.
Problem is, I tend to have A LOT going on at any given moment and it tends to look a mess. See the little red apron hanging there? Yep, Sweet P. still hates it. Sigh... See the yellow stripey giant granny in the basket? An unexpected baby shower gift that is almost done!
Yes, it fits in here fine for now. And just think, as I finish up things it should get neater!
Aren't these cute!? They are little barrettes. They aren't totally done yet, but almost. Funny thing is I bought the barrettes with plans to make little flowers and then received a Lionbrand email showing little flowery barrettes! So I tried their pattern and then changed it up a bit. Guess what?? Sweet P. hates these too! Ugh. It's early yet. She'll come around. I will try to remember to come back and show you these when they are done properly!
What about my Ripple? You ask? What about the Curli-Q flowery scarf? The scarf is still in the making. The Ripple is:
Right here. I know you can't see it because I pulled it ALL out AGAIN! But totally this time! I really, really do want to make this ripple. It had grown on me, but I was not loving the colors. It was also sooooo big I really needed to rethink things. So I will be starting it back again. Isn't this fun? Watching Christina torture herself over a Ripple afghan?! I need to complete a few smaller projects and then will tackle that Ripple!
See that really bright pink in the back left corner there? I've got immediate plans for that! I'll show you soon!
So after baby granny, bright pink yarn, and then the barrettes - I will tackle the Ripple and have a better plan. This color journey really has taught me a few things. I love color, but wow is it hard to make the look I have in my head turn out right in the blanket. I've got to work on that.
Last thing I've been meaning to share with you is the WonDerFul woman I met at the Downtown Historic Market. Diane - she made this ring! When my Elite Running Friend was in town we found Diane selling her goods and had to make a little purchase. She had the most amazing rings and baubles for necklaces and she has an Etsy shop called The Velvet Peony
You know what else? I'm coming up on my first year Bloggy anniversary. Yep. I can't believe it myself. I mean, I just now am sort of getting the hang of this. Problem is right now I have way too many ideas and creative things popping in my head to share at once. Anyway, I was thinking of celebrating with a give-away drawing. Let me make a plan and then I'll come back and share my ideas with you all.
Sorry this was a very long rambly kind of post. I warned you!
Until then: xoxo