This summer has been busy in our house(s). My husband took a job north of my hometown, which meant prepping and selling our home, finding somewhere to live in the new city, getting our stuff there, and finding out upon arriving that we will need to find somewhere else to live! (long story… )
So, we’ve been running around this small city, frantically looking for a new home. We have finally found it!
Our house back home closes this Monday, and we will take possession of our new home later this month. Because we knew we were having to move again, we haven’t really unpacked here. So, we are basically living out of boxes and suitcases. Not exactly convenient, but better than being stuck with nothing at all.
I have been working on orders, but my creativity has been pushed back quite a bit. We are also in a new timezone, and after three weeks here, still have not adjusted to the change. (it’s only an hour too!)
Hopefully, settling in a permanent home will be the answer.
On that note, I hope your summer isn’t nearly as stressful as mine. ;)
Life has been all sorts of crazy around here. Our move has been postponed a couple of times because we’ve been waiting on paperwork, and we have been working on prettying up the house to sell. The nice thing is that my small business has slowed down a bit too. Five dozen moose hats, Creepers and Yodas really took a number out of me this past winter. That is not including amigurumi and other custom requests. I took a few weeks off from touching the hook so I could focus more on packing, painting, and supervising. With two weeks to go, I am ready to go and starting to feel anxious/excited!
Insert fall square exchange. My friend Kimberlie from Shop Kimberlie extended the invitation to her seasonal exchange group. I’ve been invited before a few times, but the thought of working so many squares has always seemed really daunting to me. Until now. The goal. 40 squares by the end of October. Totally doable.
I originally planned to create my own, and I did come up with something. But, it’s just not exactly what I want. So, I started searching, and stumbled on a cute flower square. It’s a freebie from So Far, So Good and it is called the Walled Garden Square. It is simple and cute! I have finished five complete squares and have the pattern memorized, which makes the task a mindless activity I can work on while watching tv.
Walled Garden Square
I strayed slightly from the pattern. I am a BIG yanker, so I sized my hook right up to J (6.0 mm) and I needed to make it bigger, so I added one extra round to make it measure 8″. I chose Impeccable Teal and Aran for my colours. The texture of this design is amazing and once blocked, this square will look fantastic!
35 squares to go!
I love a good giveaway! I also love to make Yoda beanies and ami! So, why not have a giveaway celebrating both things? Just in time for “Star Wars Day” too!
One winner will receive their choice of a Yoda Amigurumi OR a Yoda Beanie (any size) Shipping is FREE! How awesome is that?
Giveaway ends at 8pm EST on May 4th, 2014! To enter, http://tinyurl.com/mssuccw. Winner will have 24 hours to claim before a new one is chosen, so check back! And, finally, would you choose the ami or beanie if you won?