I thought I should take a minute to add an update and let the blogosphere know that I made it back to the real world. I have been out of the country and, at times, it felt like I was out of this world.
I couldn't be happier to be back here. I am ending this year on a high note... Spending some great time with my man and my kids and enjoying every bit of home.
I recognize that I can't do it all on my own. Sometimes it takes help. That is where they come in.
I am slowly but surely building my stockpile of Impliments of Construction. Right now, I am at a place in my life where I have some extra cash and plan, in the very near future, to transition out of my current career. I feel the need to make sure I am ready to make or build anything once I get to where I am going.
In the weeks to come, I plan to share my love for these amazing tools and pieces of equipment. Stay tuned for more Implements of Construction.
In October of 2015, I set out to accomplish 101 things in 1001 days.I have never had much luck with resolutions and thought this would be an easier way to reach larger goals in smaller chucks.This was my 3rd attempt at organizing my goals this way and thought it was time to wrap up my achievements before I started my next 1001 days. What I set out to complete this list, I had my sights on retiring from the military and helping my family transition. So, lets see how I did… Intellectual 1. Join PRSA (Complete, March 2016) 2. Finish ACSC (Moot, no longer valid since I retired) 3. Get APR+M certification(Moot, PR no longer my profession) 4. Starting using a planner(Complete, Jan 2018) 5. Create and follow a weekly schedule (Close, not quite committed) 6. Memorize Girl Scout Law (fail!) 7. Read Friday Night Knitters (fail!) 8. Give myself one hour each day for whatever(Kinda) 9. Read the book daily (fail!) 10. Read the entire book in one year (fail!) Fitness 1. Lose 14 24 lbs (actually got bigger with …
All too often I find myself distracted by the pretty colors, interesting textures, and varying hand of the materials we use in our crafts and trades.
It wasn't until recently that I truly realized the importance of the tools needed to execute these crafts. Last year, when I packed up my household and headed west, I carried with me only the most basic tools of the trade. I brought a complete set of interchangeable knitting needles, two sets of five (yes, just two) of double-pointed needles in the socks I was working, and a small notion bag with a hand full of other items I might need for crafting in the short term. I had a small pair of scissors, darning needle, a crochet hook, and stitch markers. Granted, I did pack ALL of my spinning wheels and spindles, but only to make sure they were transported safely.
Now, I anticipated being in a temporary living situation for 6 weeks or so. Six weeks turned into 6 months. All the while, the entirety of my craft room was in storage. …