Turkeys and Eagles

I think it would be more than fair to say that the way I think about things is a little different from most people.  It’s funny, even in middle school math classes I would get the same answer, solve it a completely different way than the teacher explained…which resulted in me doing them over the “right” way.  Maybe that’s why I don’t understand everyone’s stink about this common core math.  Anyhow, this has carried over into my adult life, and it’s often very hard for me to explain things to others in a way that makes sense to them.  Nine times out of ten I have to draw a picture.  Literally.  One of my bosses picked up on how frustrated I get while trying to explain things to others and told me “it’s hard to fly with the eagles when you’re surrounded by turkeys.”

This is the most genius thing I’ve ever heard.  It is completely accurate!  I’m over here, trying to pull people to see things from my perspective, but they’re down there, gobbling around, doing turkey things.  Okay, that just sounds silly but I think you get what I’m saying.  It isn’t so much that I think my opinion or viewpoint is always right, but I more want people to understand why I think the way that I do.

So since I like this saying so much, I want to cross stitch it.  I don’t know what I’m going to do with it once I’m done with it, but I’m going to make it anyway.  I found an eagle that I liked, but I couldn’t find its pattern, so I eyeballed it and made my own pattern in excel.  I started a little practice turkey, and I think he’s going to turn out great.  I don’t know the placement of these birds, but I have a turkey facing either way, and my one little eagle.  Maybe do the turkeys going back and forth at the bottom?  The eagle flying in the middle?  I don’t know.  We will see.  I’ve started a little practice turkey, and somehow have yet to take a picture.  What is wrong with me?!

I saved him backwards, but here's my turkey I like.

I saved him backwards, but here’s my turkey I like.

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In shop news, I thought about it and decided that I’m going to keep my shop closed until the new year.  I can use this time to stock up my shop (okay at least a little bit) and get some projects started.  I mean, I do have a list to work on!

Please keep your fingers crossed that we actually close on our new house this Friday. 🙂

Until next time, happy sewing!

B&E

Well we’re still here! 😀

The husband and I have been talking about moving, obviously, because what else are we going to do?  We talked about the best way to approach moving, and realistically planning as well.  If all goes according to plan (when does it ever?), we should be closing at the end of this month/start of next month.  So we talked about moving, the best way to get moved, painting (because I can’t live in a pepto bismol house, sorry not sorry!) and things we’ll need to take care of before we can officially live in the new house.  If our calculations are correct, we still have about 4 more weeks in the attic.  Honestly, the time has been going by very fast because we’re spending about 3 hours a day driving, then 8 hours working, and then we’re home and we pass out after dinner.  Then it all starts over at 5:20am.  Also, my sister-in-law making dinner basically every night, those cute little nephews, and seeing Al run like a crazy dog all over the yard (he seriously sprints around and it’s hilarious) are all little kudos that make things very easy.

Enough about that!  I’ve been cross stitching to keep my crafty levels up.  I found the cutest little bacon and egg cross stitch, and since these two are staples at our house on the weekends I’m making this for our kitchen in the new house.  I’m also going to work on one for a giveaway to celebrate the reopening of my shop…eventually!  AND!!!  A third one!  (Which…will actually be the one I’m working on right now.) for one of my nieces who thought it was so cute!  I’ve started on the bacon, but I’ll hopefully get this finished up at the next guild meeting!  Which is tomorrow!!!! 😀

I have been running into something odd.  (odd to me anyways)  At least 4 people have asked me if I could do this or that for them, sewing things, which I’m more than grateful for, but I’m like okay, well, I’ve got to get moved, then my sewing room is going to be booming with projects!!! :O  Which reminds me…I need to start writing things down.  Not to mention the wallet project I got started before I had to pack everything up…AAAHH!!!  Over all I’m pretty pumped about being able to sew again within a months time.  I really want to get all these little projects up and moving at least, and it’s kind of making me crazy not being able to start them.  The new house is out in the country, and it’s not very close to fabric stores, or even a Walmart, so I’m going to have to start taking advantage of taking “trips to town.”  It’ll be good though; it’ll -hopefully- make me more exact about what I need and how much of what I need for what project.  Then again, there is always the internet. 😉

Until next time!  Happy sewing!

Returning to Normalcy (well almost)

Hey everybody!  We’re getting accustomed to our new routine a little easier now.  We’ve gotten to a point that we can now comfortably carpool to work, which is a huge savings in gas.  Sure, I have to wake up at about 5:20am (I don’t take a whole lot of time to get ready…because just like Beyonce…I woke up like this.  Oh yea.) and Al has finally gotten to where he’ll sleep through a whole night without every little bump bothering him, so things are really looking up over here.  We’ve gotten to spend a lot more time with our little nephews which has been great.  They’re such great little boys. 🙂

The view :)

The view in the afternoon!

Al's doing pretty well :)

Al’s doing pretty well 🙂

I will tell you one creepy thing; when Al does wake up in the middle of the night and needs to go out, it’s really dark so I take my phone and use my flashlight app.  Because who uses a real flashlight anymore?!  Am I right?!  Anyway, so we’re out there and its super dark and I point the light over to the fenced area where the goats are…and all you see are big white goat bodies and glowing eyes!  It’s so creepy.  They’re just standing there!  I don’t know if they’re asleep, I have no idea what is going on over there.  I have to keep Al distracted, because he’s not so sure about these big creatures with their goat eyes and horns and stuff. *Note*  I tried to take a picture this morning around 1am, bad idea.  The goats got a little startled and their watch dog didn’t like it. :O

Do you ever get the feeling you're being watched?

Do you ever get the feeling you’re being watched?

FINALLY finished my husband’s cross stitch for his office.  It was going to be an anniversary present, but now it’s his birthday present..Which is Friday! 🙂  I’m pretty proud of it, and mostly the pencil.  I printed off the quote online so that I had a guide on where to stitch.  I made up the pencil totally on my own.  YEA.  It’s so cute.  I wish I had a gray or silvery color then I could have made the little metal part, but somehow in my rainbow pack of colored embroidery floss, there is no gray.  Four or so browns, no gray.  Now I just need to finish it up and frame it…somehow.

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Just..look at that little pencil!!! Completely on the fly! ❤

In other news, we’ve found a house!  We’re hoping to be closed and moved in by Novemberish.  It might be too early to tell if we could have Thanksgiving at our house, but there might be a chance.  I’m hoping to plan a housewarming party, but I’m worried that by the time we get the house situated it’ll be really cold, maybe snow and ice and people won’t come.  Plus, holidays.  Would it be completely crazy to plan a housewarming party for early next year once it starts to warm up?  Like, once we make it through the winter?  I tried looking to the devil for some pinsperation but everything looks so…Spring-y.  Let me know what you guys think.

Until next time!  Happy sewing everyone!

All Packed Away

Well, everything has been packed away.  We’re getting our boxes moved out slowly, this weekend was a lot of moving and then shuffling around and last minute purging.  This morning was the first drive from Columbia to South East Nashville.  It only took about an hour and a half… :O  I’ll take it if it means we’re done with our first house.  While it was a little, noisy house, it was our home, it served it’s purpose, and now we’re moving on to bigger better places.  Also this made this weekend…”fun” and was part of the big slow down this morning.  I’m lucky to have a family willing to let us stay with them while we’re trying to find “the one” house worthy of our future little(s). (NOTE: That is not some sneaky pregnancy announcement.  no babies.  I REPEAT! NO. BABIES….for now.)

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As ready as it can be to go to storage! (the pillow ended up not going to storage, I couldn’t part with it!)

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my sewing table…I didn’t realize until we got it out that the wood pattern on it is crooked!  I’m going to end up painting the whole thing when we get moved.

I got all my sewing things packed up and away, with only one casualty (Rest in peace, hand me down cutting board, you were a good cutting board!) and my shop was put into vacation mode last week.  I did keep my cross stitching handy, I mean, I need SOME sort of crafty thing to do, right?!  Plus I was supposed to have finished this cross stitch a while ago…oops.  I can only say I’ve been busier than a cat covering poop over here; I was lucky to get my tag renewed in time!  I didn’t even get to go to my guild meeting this month! ;_;

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*pop* me: WHAT JUST BROKE? :O husband: nothing! I’ll buy you a new one!

Anyhow, that’s what’s been going on over here!  Until next time, happy sewing! (for everyone else anyway 😀 )

P.S. Wish us luck, we’re already anticipating a month in our temporary home.  We do have cute little nephew neighbors though, so it’s not so bad. 😀