Another week has flown by. Today will end the year 2017 for us. Good Bye 2017, not my favorite year, to say the least. Loosing my mom this past Tuesday was the final straw. I am looking forward to 2018. May it bring all of you happiness, health and lots of crafty goodness.
Since this past week was pretty emotional for me, I only worked on my sock. It is slow going and I am no even finished with the leg yet.
Cruddy picture, but then, not much natural light at 4 in the morning. I asked last week if any of you recognized the pattern I choose to remake. Not one of you even tried to guess. This is the Hermione Sock. This is such an easy pattern to memorize and works so well with all kinds of yarn from solid to super patterned or striped. I am not working the socks concurrently this time. I didn't take the time to wind the yarn into 2 cakes. I got lazy. Hopefully I don't fall prey to second sock syndrome.
My daughter in law's mom brought over 2 large bags of yarn, yesterday. I went through them last night and scored about 10 skeins of super soft yarn that I will be making into either shawls or lapghans for our prayer shawl ministry. I was so excited to go through all that fiber goodness. (no photos yet)
Today we are having a get together with our dear friends from Las Vegas. We are doing very simple food this year. I have not been in the mood to do mega cooking, so my phone did it for me. We ordered fruit trays and a 4 foot sub sandwich. We will be making a meat and cheese tray as well as a veggie tray. There will also be chips and dip and hubby's homemade salsa.
While the guys watch loads of football, us ladies will be knitting away and laughing. I will have my friend go through the bags of yarn to see if she
Hubby's mom came down with his brother on Friday for a short visit. They are leaving on New Year's Day to go home. My Brother left yesterday morning to go home. So I had a full house for 1 night. I am ready for everyone to leave so I can have some down time and be allowed to grieve in private. I am not good at crying in front of others, so I have bottled up my emotions for the past 5 days. I can feel them coming to the surface and trying to leak out of my eyes. I need time.......I need quiet......I need to grieve......I need to find my new normal.
For 2018, I have made my own bullet journal. Last year I bought a ready made one and so enjoyed using it. This time, I knew what I wanted as far as journaling. I figured with a lovely blank journal book, a ruler, stickers, washi tape and some writing instruments, I could design, my own the way I wanted it. I will be doing daily 'to do' lists and making notes on feelings or ideas for the day. I am keeping it simple for the first couple of weeks to see how it goes. I can always change up the way I design it. This will be fun as well as new territory for me. My drawing skills are lacking, so there will not be art work like many of my blogging buddies do.
I still use my; craft, recipe, prayer and reading journals. I find having separate journals for specific areas of my life works much better for me. They are all in a lovely basket by my knitting space.
This year is, once again, going to see me decluttering/organizing my home. We are planning on finishing up the remodel this year so..................it is the perfect time to get rid of 'stuff' that is clogging up my life. My home is not messy.......don't think that. But I have a lot of 'stuff' that is unnecessary in every room of my house. It is time to part ways with it and be happy with having the necessities of life at the ready. Hubby gets a little twitchy when I head to the book cases......It's kind of funny to watch. Yet, I have 5 bookcases full of books and there is NO need for that. I am not talking about children bookcases. I am talking about 6 feet tall by 4 feet wide cases. And NO................I do not have a 'library room' in my house. My journal will come in quite handy for this!
That wraps up my blogging for 2017. A big hug to all my readers. You make it all worth while to put my thoughts and feelings on here.
Until next time/year.........................Happy Crafting!