Keys!!

| Family, Woodworking

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We signed yesterday afternoon and got our keys! We then drove over to the house and found that the sellers had left the pink rose wreath on the door. Isn’t it pretty? While we are looking, don’t you love the floating door? I think it is Doug’s biggest gripe about the house. The front door will be moving eventually anyway, so we will deal with it until then.

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Joan (the previous owner with her husband, Jim) gardened as a hobby. Did I luck out or what!?!

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We went back to the apt. for dinner, then took another load of boxes to the house, then came back to put the girls to bed and have a nervous breakdown. My Grammy has been in the hospital since Friday. She has a parasitical infection (are those infections, viruses, diseases…I don’t know what you classify them as) from a tick bite. It seems like every time she starts to get better, she gets worst again. Each time the “worst” part isn’t quite as bad as the time before, but it is enough to panic us all. Grammy and Grampy have 11 children, most married, at least 23 grandchildren and at least 7 great grandchildren ~ I haven’t done a count lately. About half of all of those live within an hours drive of them. You can imagine that her hospital room is pretty much always full. Thankfully, she seems to be doing much better today, and the specialist says he is pretty happy with her recovery.

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Back to the house. I got the children up this morning, and Vada said “I tired.” She stumbled out of her room, down the hall, through the living room, into my room, and into my bed. Maybe we should try to stick to their bedtime, even with the move.

Once everyone was up and dressed we made a quick stop at the grocery store and then we were off to the house. Today’s goal was to get the main section of the basement cleaned up so I can make it my sewing room ~ for the next 5 year, give or take. Eventually we will add a usable attic and my sewing room will be up there.

The basement has two parts, the main part is under most of the house, and then there is a back room which is under the kitchen. The back room and the kitchen were added on in the 50’s.

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This is under the stairs. I started demo by taking down the doors. That way I have easier access to my “stuff.” Everything you see inside there we brought in.

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This is one end of the back room. With the exception of the boxes, everything else was left there.

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The other end of the back room, everything you see was left by the previous owners (except the child, we brought that.)

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Back wall of the back room, the tools and the child are mine, the rest was there.

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Front wall of the front room.

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Stairs. That’s the front wall with the electric panel.

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Back to under the stairs. Post demo. With the other child we brought.

garage

Here’s my garage. I promised you a better picture. It needs some TLC. I’m about to show you picture inside. Now we told the previous owners they could leave anything they weren’t taking/selling/giving away, as long as it wasn’t trash. Everything in the garage was there when we moved in with the exception of the dress form. Doug bought that for me this past weekend, but it smells really bad, so it is airing out. Aside from the smell, I do love the dress form.

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Left side of the garage.

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Had to take it again, to make the child happy.

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Above the left side.

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Back wall.

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More back wall.

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Right side.

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Above the right side.

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Front.

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Back to the basement. Time to clean. Kyla is “swabbing the deck.” Arr…Me thinks she is a silly little pirate princess, matey!

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There is like 3″ of dust, dirt, and grossness from the basement floor in there. Ick. After the sweeping came the mopping. Doug got home just as I started and took over for me. Upon sitting on the steps, I realized it was the first time I had sat down since 8am, aside from driving to the grocery store, and then to the house. My feet still hurt.

We got a few boxes unpacked, and Doug managed to get one more car (SUV) load of boxes in. I got the girls home and showered and into bed only half an hour late this evening, so tomorrow should be a little easier on them. I hope.

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I did find this exerciser ball in the garage, so I gave it shower and let the girls play with it.

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“Enough with the pictures, Mom this is serious play!”

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OK, dining room on the left, living room on the right. Who covers a hardwood floor with vinyl stick~on imitation I~wish~I~was~wood? Who?

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“Mommy brought my blanket!”

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“Yea, blanket!!”

The blankets make it feel more like home. We’re getting there.

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1923

| Sewing, Vintage

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I love it when Vada does her own hair.

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She’s so proud of her creation!

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So darn cute!

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Kyla was a little sick this week. We had a pajama cuddle day on Wednesday.

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She was very cuddly and very sad that her tummy wasn’t happy.

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Vada once again entertained us with her self~styled hair.

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She even got the back this time.

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I found this beauty at a consignment shop by InsaniTea. (I talked her down to $40 as it had been in her window for a year, and the bobbin cover is missing)

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It was made in 1923.

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So beautiful. I just love it.

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Apparently it worked a year ago before she put it in her window. I’m not trying anything until I replace the power cord.

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They just  don’t make ’em like they used to.

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Testing the new skirt pattern!

| Crochet, Pattern, Skirt

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I named her Fanny, ‘cuz she is made with lots of fan stitches!

Fanny-crochet-skirt-pattern

I am starting the pattern test for this skirt, so if you want to be a tester, pop on over to this post for the details. You have to be a Ravelry member (it’s free) to test, as that is where I do all my testing. The sizes are XS~5X.

Happy Monday!

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Done!

| Clothes, Crochet, Pattern, Skirt

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Finally finished this and wanted to share it with you.

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I plan on starting the pattern testing for it on Monday.

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I’ll let you know.

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Good night!

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Wordless Wednesday, May 31, 2012

| Coffee, Crafts, Crochet, Family, Holidays, Nature, Skirt

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Ready-for-shoppingon-the-way-outFanny-skirt-crochet-pattern-foldedyarn-paper-chainblocking-stripesyarn-endshooks-and-needlesplaying-in-the-sunpatriotic-Kylapatriotic-Vadamedieval-bagnew-laptopnew-laptop-game

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New Laptop

| Crochet

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Well, the old one is dead. It had a good run. About 6 years. That’s pretty darn good, if you ask me. Half the letters on the keyboard were worn off. It was very funny when someone with not~so~good typing skills borrowed it!
Anyway, I got a Lenovo v570. It’s pretty. And fast. And not cluttered with 6 years of junk. And fast. I’ll take some pictures tomorrow.

Tomorrow is going to be all about setting up the laptop with the additional programs I need. Such as Quicken, and PrimoPDF (free program the will transfer my patterns in word into PDF files.) I already added on Picasa so I could get some photos into this post.

Tomorrow evening I should get my Passport (the computer back up do~hickey, not the travel to other countries do~hickey…hey, how do you spell do~hickey?) back. Worst case scenario is that my awesome IT friend was unable to recover anything from the old laptop, and I am out only a couple weeks worth of info, as I had backed~up everything on the passport a couple of weeks ago. Anyway, that means Thursday (and Friday, and maybe most of the weekend) is going to be all about picking and choosing what I want to transfer from the passport onto the new laptop, and what is just junk. Then I need to find out if there is a way to wipe the passport so I can back up this laptop with just what I want on it, and not have all the extraneous nonsense from the old one.

Anyway, now that I have put most of you to sleep, here are a few snaps of what I have been up to when I was disconnected from the cyber world.

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Here’s hoping this crazy, everything~goes~wrong week~and~a~half is at an end and things start to go right again soon.

Talk to you later!

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Purple, Pintrest, Presents, and happy Etsy edit

| Crafts, Craftsy, Crochet, Pattern

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Well it finally arrived. My purple!! I’ve been working on finishing up some stuff for Ingrid to bring to Pride next week.

purple-cotton-yarn

A few weeks ago I finally joined the crowd over at Pinterest. It seemed like a good way to keep track of all the cool house ideas I have been running across on the internet. Here’s a few of my favorite pins. If you aren’t on Pinterest, you need an invite to join. If you want an invite I can send you one to your email, just let me know. If I don’t have your email, you will have to give it to me. Or you can ask another Pinterest user for an invite. It’s free, which is right up my ally.

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We also received a box of presents from my parents in the mail yesterday. It was all from their Turkey trip (the country Turkey, not the bird.)

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The girls got fun little coin scarves, and evil eye bracelets.

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There is nothing wrong with Kyla’s eye, she just loves to be a pirate princess.

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I received a lovely Pashmina, it is draped over that pile of boxes on the right.

Cool news from Etsy. They no longer charge an additional listing fee for multiples of an item. It used to be if you listed 5 of one item, you paid 5 listing fees. Now you pay one listing fee, and when one of the items sell they automatically charge you the next listing fee. I love this! I went into my account and changed the amount of every one of my patterns to 5, so as they sell I won’t have to go in and re~post them. Though having said that, I have to tell you Etsy is not my preferred place to sell a pattern.

If you are going to purchase one of my patterns, I greatly prefer you purchase them from my Craftsy store. Two reasons. First of all, if you purchase a pattern from Craftsy you immediately receive the download, no waiting for me to get an email that you made a purchase, and then email you the PDF, hoping your email account can support the size of the PDF. Second, no matter where you buy one of my patterns, you will always pay the same price, but Craftsy is the only place were I sell my patterns that does not take a percentage of the purchase price.

Ravelry takes only a very small amount, and also has instant downloads, so if you are on Ravelry and want to be able to keep your pattern in their online library, then go ahead and buy the pattern there.  Etsy’s percentage is still reasonable, but they have yet to instal an instant download for PDF products, so not only do I see the least amount of profit from them, but when you purchase a pattern, I get an email, then I have to email you the PDF as an attachment. Not a big hassle, but I know I love the instant gratification of being able to open my PDF as soon as I purchase it!

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So that’s my ramble~ie post for today.

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Have a great weekend, my friends!

Jessie-At-Home

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