Thursday, February 17, 2011

{This and That}

I have been having a fabulous week and a half and I wanted to share all the reasonings why with all of you!

First off, I am enjoying this beautiful weather! The sun is shining, the air is warm, and we have been venturing out of the house in less layers. It has been great!

Last week I had the great pleasure of spending some time with both moms. My mom and I spent last Tuesday shopping. I haven't spent a day out shopping in quite some time. Living on a tight budget doesn't always allow for extra spending, but God is so good, and I had a few extra pennies to spare on some amazing bargains!

I can't tell you the last time I bought myself a new anything...clothing related that is! I found, for myself, a sweater, cute blouse for spring, and a pair of jeans, all for $19.00!! To me, that is not half bad! And, I am not one to usually make out on a good deal! So, needless to say, I was a tad excited about this!


PhotobucketOn Wednesday, I ventured out with my mother-in-law to JoAnn's where she bought me a wonderful Singer Sewing Machine as part of my extremely early birthday present. {my b-day is not until May} I had been using my mother's old White sewing machine and needless to say, it just wasn't working as well as it used to. It became frustrating to sew with and I started to put things off just because I dreaded having to use it. Now, though, with my new sewing machine, the possibilities are endless and my mind is reeling with inspiration. "What should I make next? Where can I get some great prices on fabric? Who should I make a quilt for first?" I am giddy with excitement of all the possibilities of cute, useful, fun, things to sew.


PhotobucketPhotobucketNext we get to Saturday where I attended a knitting festival. My first time and most certainly not my   last.  For someone who loves knitting and yarn as much as I do, this festival was pure joy! There were weavers and spinners and dyers and needles and yarn...lots and lots of yarn. Inspiration at every vendors booth. My friends and I had an extremely hard time deciding what to buy and how much of it! I went with projects in mind, so I wouldn't get carried a way...because I most certainly could have! I had been saving for this event since, oh, last year when I first heard about it, but was unable to go. So, I had some money to spend...but not much! The projects I knew I wanted to buy some yummy yarn for were some sweaters/cardigans for my kids. I ended up choosing {after much deliberation and walking back and forth between vendors about 100 times!} some lucious 100% merino wool yarn from Space Cadet Creations.  The prices at all the vendors were pretty much all the same, so I went by color choice and how polite/helpful the seller was when making my final decision. Space Cadet Creations had the friendliest ladies working their booth that I couldn't help but spend my money there. They dealt with all my questions {and I had a few} and their love for the craft really showed. I bought four of the loveliest skeins of wool and cannot wait to start knitting them into something lovely for my children. I, of course, couldn't leave without a new pair of needles. I found some beautiful hand painted needles in a size 7 to add to my ever growing stash.

Skip a few days to this Tuesday. What a refreshing day it was at my MOPS meeting. We haven't met since the first week in January due to weather, so I was excited to see all my lovely mama friends and fellowship with some great Christian women. Afterwards, I went to one of my favorite stores, Half Price Books. I had been wanting to get myself some quilting and knitting pattern books, but at the same time, didn't want to spend a whole bunch on them either. I knew that HPB would have something that I was looking for and they never disappoint. I found both a quilting book and a beginners sweater knitting book with some cute patterns to make some children's sweaters. I can't leave HPB without visiting their clearance section. I usually only find books for the kids, but I made out this time as well. For the kids I got-A Little Prairie House, Winter Days in the Big Woods, Dance at Grandpa's, Summertime in the Big Woods,and How Do Dinosaurs Eat Their Food?

Summertime in the Big Woods (My First Little House Books)Dance at Grandpa's (My First Little House)Winter Days in the Big Woods (My First Little House Books)A Little Prairie House (Little House)How Do Dinosaurs Eat Their Food?

For myself  I found-Learn to Knit, Kid's Quilts, How to Knit a Love Song, and Mr. Darcy's Daughters, making my grand total $18.

Mr. Darcy's DaughtersHow to Knit a Love Song (Cypress Hollow Yarn, #1)Learn to KnitKids' Quilts

Again, not too bad for 9 books. The Little House Books are going for $7 on amazon, so I definitly got a deal at $1 a piece! Plus, I never knew they even existed. I have the box set of the Little House on the Prairie chapter books from when I was a kid that I am saving for when my kids are a wee bit older, but seeing these cute books for us to enjoy now really made my day! {yeah, i get excited about the littlest things!} And we all know how much I would love to be Laura Ingalls Wilder! Now I am on the hunt for the rest of the My First Little House Books at an amazing price!

We are planning on ending this gorgeous week with a picnic tomorrow at the park with some friends and then another day out with my mom on Friday before the chilly temps return this weekend.

All my rambling just to give you a little peek into some of the fun things that have been going on around here. A glimpse into my little world.

What have you been up to lately?
Any great deals?
Working on any fun projects or reading anything great?


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I have come that they may have life, and have it to the full. ~ John 10:10

3 comments:

  1. I love great deals!! My last bargains for me I found at Kohls, and was pretty excited - so I know how you feel :)

    I am more a hat & blanket knitter. I havce so many baby hat books and I so enjoy making them :) I knitted my girls' blankets and am in the process of creating a new one for Sophie.

    It amazes me that we have so much in common :) Blessings to you, my friend!

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  2. It does indeed sound like you had a FABULOUS week and a half.

    Congrats on your new sewing machine (and an early happy birthday to you!) ;)

    And I'm officially envious of your closeness to an HPB. When I lived in Texas that was my favorite store as well. =) Our used bookstore here sells books at brand new prices, which is frustrating! So I do spend a lot of time browsing the shelves at Goodwill.

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  3. It sounds heavenly!
    I'm dying to know what you think of Mr. Darcy's Daughters.
    Spoiler: It made me and my daughters want to pull our hair out :-D

    ReplyDelete

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Thursday, February 17, 2011

{This and That}

I have been having a fabulous week and a half and I wanted to share all the reasonings why with all of you!

First off, I am enjoying this beautiful weather! The sun is shining, the air is warm, and we have been venturing out of the house in less layers. It has been great!

Last week I had the great pleasure of spending some time with both moms. My mom and I spent last Tuesday shopping. I haven't spent a day out shopping in quite some time. Living on a tight budget doesn't always allow for extra spending, but God is so good, and I had a few extra pennies to spare on some amazing bargains!

I can't tell you the last time I bought myself a new anything...clothing related that is! I found, for myself, a sweater, cute blouse for spring, and a pair of jeans, all for $19.00!! To me, that is not half bad! And, I am not one to usually make out on a good deal! So, needless to say, I was a tad excited about this!


PhotobucketOn Wednesday, I ventured out with my mother-in-law to JoAnn's where she bought me a wonderful Singer Sewing Machine as part of my extremely early birthday present. {my b-day is not until May} I had been using my mother's old White sewing machine and needless to say, it just wasn't working as well as it used to. It became frustrating to sew with and I started to put things off just because I dreaded having to use it. Now, though, with my new sewing machine, the possibilities are endless and my mind is reeling with inspiration. "What should I make next? Where can I get some great prices on fabric? Who should I make a quilt for first?" I am giddy with excitement of all the possibilities of cute, useful, fun, things to sew.


PhotobucketPhotobucketNext we get to Saturday where I attended a knitting festival. My first time and most certainly not my   last.  For someone who loves knitting and yarn as much as I do, this festival was pure joy! There were weavers and spinners and dyers and needles and yarn...lots and lots of yarn. Inspiration at every vendors booth. My friends and I had an extremely hard time deciding what to buy and how much of it! I went with projects in mind, so I wouldn't get carried a way...because I most certainly could have! I had been saving for this event since, oh, last year when I first heard about it, but was unable to go. So, I had some money to spend...but not much! The projects I knew I wanted to buy some yummy yarn for were some sweaters/cardigans for my kids. I ended up choosing {after much deliberation and walking back and forth between vendors about 100 times!} some lucious 100% merino wool yarn from Space Cadet Creations.  The prices at all the vendors were pretty much all the same, so I went by color choice and how polite/helpful the seller was when making my final decision. Space Cadet Creations had the friendliest ladies working their booth that I couldn't help but spend my money there. They dealt with all my questions {and I had a few} and their love for the craft really showed. I bought four of the loveliest skeins of wool and cannot wait to start knitting them into something lovely for my children. I, of course, couldn't leave without a new pair of needles. I found some beautiful hand painted needles in a size 7 to add to my ever growing stash.

Skip a few days to this Tuesday. What a refreshing day it was at my MOPS meeting. We haven't met since the first week in January due to weather, so I was excited to see all my lovely mama friends and fellowship with some great Christian women. Afterwards, I went to one of my favorite stores, Half Price Books. I had been wanting to get myself some quilting and knitting pattern books, but at the same time, didn't want to spend a whole bunch on them either. I knew that HPB would have something that I was looking for and they never disappoint. I found both a quilting book and a beginners sweater knitting book with some cute patterns to make some children's sweaters. I can't leave HPB without visiting their clearance section. I usually only find books for the kids, but I made out this time as well. For the kids I got-A Little Prairie House, Winter Days in the Big Woods, Dance at Grandpa's, Summertime in the Big Woods,and How Do Dinosaurs Eat Their Food?

Summertime in the Big Woods (My First Little House Books)Dance at Grandpa's (My First Little House)Winter Days in the Big Woods (My First Little House Books)A Little Prairie House (Little House)How Do Dinosaurs Eat Their Food?

For myself  I found-Learn to Knit, Kid's Quilts, How to Knit a Love Song, and Mr. Darcy's Daughters, making my grand total $18.

Mr. Darcy's DaughtersHow to Knit a Love Song (Cypress Hollow Yarn, #1)Learn to KnitKids' Quilts

Again, not too bad for 9 books. The Little House Books are going for $7 on amazon, so I definitly got a deal at $1 a piece! Plus, I never knew they even existed. I have the box set of the Little House on the Prairie chapter books from when I was a kid that I am saving for when my kids are a wee bit older, but seeing these cute books for us to enjoy now really made my day! {yeah, i get excited about the littlest things!} And we all know how much I would love to be Laura Ingalls Wilder! Now I am on the hunt for the rest of the My First Little House Books at an amazing price!

We are planning on ending this gorgeous week with a picnic tomorrow at the park with some friends and then another day out with my mom on Friday before the chilly temps return this weekend.

All my rambling just to give you a little peek into some of the fun things that have been going on around here. A glimpse into my little world.

What have you been up to lately?
Any great deals?
Working on any fun projects or reading anything great?


Photobucket
I have come that they may have life, and have it to the full. ~ John 10:10

3 comments:

  1. I love great deals!! My last bargains for me I found at Kohls, and was pretty excited - so I know how you feel :)

    I am more a hat & blanket knitter. I havce so many baby hat books and I so enjoy making them :) I knitted my girls' blankets and am in the process of creating a new one for Sophie.

    It amazes me that we have so much in common :) Blessings to you, my friend!

    ReplyDelete
  2. It does indeed sound like you had a FABULOUS week and a half.

    Congrats on your new sewing machine (and an early happy birthday to you!) ;)

    And I'm officially envious of your closeness to an HPB. When I lived in Texas that was my favorite store as well. =) Our used bookstore here sells books at brand new prices, which is frustrating! So I do spend a lot of time browsing the shelves at Goodwill.

    ReplyDelete
  3. It sounds heavenly!
    I'm dying to know what you think of Mr. Darcy's Daughters.
    Spoiler: It made me and my daughters want to pull our hair out :-D

    ReplyDelete

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