Monday, May 30, 2011

Found some yummy eye candy!!

In browsing through etsy I found this store:

It is about shoes. Beautiful shoes. Wonderful shoes. Fantasy shoes.

Sculptures and pictures.

I need them.

Cathy B

Wednesday, May 25, 2011

Still unpacking....

I have been doing really well at unpacking boxes from the move. My efforts have been hindered, however, by the fact that my husband has to rewire, insulate and drywall his shop. Everything that was in the shop is now in my livingroom. It looks like I am living in a storage locker!

In theory the shop should be done by Monday, and all of the stuff removed from the livingroom. We will see.

I have been spending more time than usual in the family room in my husband's recliner (if he can take my unpacking space, I can take his recliner!) I am working on a new line of scarves for my etsy store. I want to have a decent stock for winter. Is knitting scarves in southeast Arizona this time of year crazy? Maybe.........

I have also been baking bread. I used to bake bread all the time, but my hands no longer like the kneading process. A friend gave me a bread machine, so I have been experimenting with some of my bread recipes, letting the machine do the mixing and kneading and rising, then I dump the dough out and shape & bake the loaves myself. A nice synergy, I think!

Happy day, all!

Cathy B

Sunday, May 1, 2011

Finally moved....kinda

The boxes are not all unpacked, but I've emptied enough that we can conduct our daily lives.

Man, I've got a lot of stuff. And I have been de-cluttering since 2008! I need to do a brutal purge of stuff. I have already pulled almost 100 crafty books and 3 boxes of yarn to either sell or give away. I will keep y'all posted as to what I decide to do.

I spent Friday with my mom and all 3 of my sisters. One sis has a timeshare in Phoenix, so we all drove or flew there to have a Girls' Playday. Lots of food, playing with my baby niece at the park, and hanging out by the pool. Not long enough, but it was so much fun!

The pic above is a lapquilt that one of my sisters made, with me quilting it. She said she got it bound the day she received it back from me. I love it that my sisters quilt and sew and bead and knit. Is it in the genes?

Take care!

Cathy B