Saturday Catch Up

Hello everyone!

I did not expect to take so long on a new post. I did not realize how completely moving would take over my life. I’m sure I’ve said this before, but I’ve never moved a whole house. My parents still live in the house we moved into when I was three, so I have definitely learned a lot over the last few months. I’ve also realized how much stuff I have. I have taken multiple trips to Goodwill to drop stuff off, and I still have more stuff than I need. It feels good to cut down on the amount of stuff I have, but that’s a conversation for another time.

The move has also revealed how many in-process projects I have. I didn’t count, and I’m not sure I want to know the exact number. The good thing is I’ll be working from home now, instead of driving 75+ minutes each way to work every day. This will give me a couple more hours in each day, plus my lunch break, and I hope to get a few projects completed in my new-found time off. 

One project I’m looking forward to finishing is repairing a braided rug. I bought a few thrift store sheets years ago and made a braided rug. It was a little wonky, so after a year or two my mom undid the braids and crocheted it back together. It was so cute, and I loved having it in front of my kitchen sink. I washed it when we got to the apartment, and unfortunately a big hole developed. I don’t know how to crochet, so it will have to return to a braided rug this time. Hopefully it will be neater and more symmetrical.

I’m also figuring out how to make knotted headbands. When they first started being trendy, I wasn’t sure how I felt, but now I think they’re so cute! I bought one when I was out shopping with my husband, and he commented on how it looked like something I could make. So I bought a pack of the plastic forms, and I am figuring out the pattern and process for making them. It seems like a great way to use up scraps of fabric, plus they would be super quick to make with a sewing machine. I haven’t unpacked mine yet, so the two I’ve made have been by hand. Even by hand they’re a quick project.

Those are the main projects I’ve been working on lately, but expect to see more sewing projects in the near future as I make myself finish some things that have been in-process for far too long.

Ya’ll can also look to hear from me more frequently, now that life has settled down slightly. I intend to be way more active on my Instagram too, so head over there if that’s something you enjoy! I’m planning to stick to at least two -three posts each month on my blog, but I’m hoping to increase to posting about once a week. Instagram will be even more frequent than that, and that’s where you can get a real day-to-day experience of what’s going on!