Tuesday, May 19, 2015

Thoughts of Change

How do you change your life?

For so long my life was wrapped up in my husband, my children and my job.  Now that my life has changed so much, lost my husband, oldest moved out, I don't know what to do with myself.  I don't have any single friends anymore and my married friends are just like I was.  Where do I go from here?  My youngest will only be with me for 5 more years and then she will be gone too.  I used to like to go places and do things but I turned into a home body and now I don't know what to do with myself.  I have interests and hobbies but they are solitary things, I don't have to be in a group to do them.  Sometimes I'm fine and other times I feel like I'm drowning.  I am not saying I want to date, I don't have time for a life outside of work and my child right now and I'm not sure I am ready to anyway.  I still miss Mitchie like crazy.  I guess because my youngest will be away from home next week and I will be by myself, it started this train of thought.  I feel like I need a change.  Some friends of mine have decided to make a job of what they love and I think it's fab.  I started thinking about what I like to do, but it's nothing that I can make money at.  I've been a wife since I was 21 and a mother since I was 25, and  I've been working since I was 17.  Though I love my job and like helping people, it's not enough anymore.  I want something different

Where do I go from here?

Not really expecting an answer, just wanted to throw it out there.

Tuesday, April 21, 2015

Closed for.....

Honestly, I am at a point where I no longer have time to blog and my brain is so frazzled by the end of the day that I couldn't put two coherent sentences together.  So, I'm closed for a while.  I have loved writing and sharing with everyone and I have been very thankful for the encouragement I've received.  I hope to some day come back with a fresh perspective and exciting things to tell you.  I will continue to come and read your blogs and post occasionally. 



Sunday, April 5, 2015

He Is Risen!

Thank the Lord for Rising!  Without Him we would be a lost and dying world.  As you spend time with your families, remember to give thanks to the One whom gave His all for us.

Monday, March 2, 2015

Yarn Review-Gnome Acres

Now I have used quite a few of Gnome Acres yarns and I love them.  They are beautiful and knit up just lovely.  She has an amazing colorways and I would spend hundreds if I let myself.  I have used her Scruffy Gnome, and her Sparkle Gnome bases.  The owner has a lot of nice yarn bases and has a great eye for color.  I have even bought some to give as gifts.  She has a podcast and a board on Ravelry.  She has a lovely personality and she ships things very quickly.  I have only had trouble with one colorway that I have bought-Stars Hollow.  It knit up beautifully and the finished project is lovely.  However when I soaked it for blocking, a tremendous amount of color bled out.  The color isn't as vibrant as it was but, it is still beautiful.  I think before I use the rest of the yarn I'm going to either soak it in salt water or vinegar to set the color a little better. It could very well be that the bleeding was a fluke because nothing else has bled.  I don't regret buying it and I will buy it again as well as many other colorways.  Go visit her shop you won't regret it!  Here are some of my finished projects made with Gnome Acres yarns:

All of these projects can be found on my Ravelry page it's under MaggieTN.  

Finished Projects

I have just realized that I haven't posted pictures of my finished objects in quite some time.  I have finished quite a few things lately and I'm loving all of them.

Here they are!

 My first pair of socks!  Pattern is Steps to Recovery by Elspeth Campble (GothHeart) on Ravelry and the yarn is Penguin Soup.
 This is my Endurance Shawl by Elspeth Campbell as well.  The pattern has not been released yet.  The yarn is Delphinium by Three Irish Girls

This are my Flip Top Mitts.  Made with a yarn I won in a give away.

 This is my Nurmilintu.  Made with Gnome Acres Sparkle Sock Yarn in the Stars Hollow colorway

This is my Moss Garden Shawl.  Made with Turtlemade with the Sparkle Sock Base in a green gradient color. (2 balls)
I have some others that are not quite completed yet so I will be showing those lately.  Mostly just need some ends woven in and one that needs some ribbon and another that needs a flower.  I'll be showing them soon.

I am trying to do better about posting.  I've drug my feet lately because I haven't had much to say.  I hope that you have enjoyed my parade of finished projects!