It’s been awhile

Ok. Owning a house is a lot of hard work. It’s work I want to be doing, no question. But it’s a lot of work. To some extent that left me feeling, last week, like I need to reevaluate my blog. After all, my crafting time is now spent gardening, cleaning, and cooking. And I am so very ok with that. But then I realized that my short bits of time crafting were still paying off after all.

Last evening Mr. Ink and I decided to just hang out. We made dinner and watched a movie on our new tv and just relaxed. I plied on my wheel. So pleasant.

End result?  180 yards of worsted weight chain plied merino yarn.


The fiber was from The Dyeing Arts. I’d realized it had been quite some times since I’d made a chain ply, so I looked in my stash for the one thing I most wanted to preserve colors in, and this was it. I don’t think I’ve lost my touch!


I am going to post some gardening updates as well, since all of the flowers coming in are so new to us, such a wonderful surprise. One of the biggest surprises in this house was the peonies. Just massive amounts of them along the second garage, and in the flower beds. So beautiful! I picked many many bouquets before they were done for.


We’ve also got some roses! These are out front by the lamp post, and we ended up planting purple petunias around it. The contrast is absolutely lovely.

And lastly, Miss Bug spent the last week at Ranch Camp. She enjoyed it very much, and is headed back tomorrow for another week.

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All good stuff keeping us wildly busy and overwhelmingly happy! Enjoy the pictures!


3 thoughts on “It’s been awhile

  1. I am having a parallel experience to yours. We’ve been in our new house for about a month now and were also surprised by beautiful peonies yesterday morning and rhododendrons are still in full bloom. Most of my craft supply is still in boxes, I need to get my new craft closet in order ASAP.

    • It’s like a beautiful surprise every day! (Except for the slugs.) Good luck with your craft room. I have mine put together but oddly rarely use it. After 8.5 years dreaming of having one. Maybe that’s the key. I have it now, it stores things perfectly, and I don’t NEED to be in it.

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