It's been forever since I've blogged! I'd apologize, but no one really cares about that, right? Let's just jump right in...
Something I haven't been doing in the last month or so is sewing. I've made a little progress on my current quilt (saving the details for the big reveal--such a cliffhanger!), mostly because, while I have a ton of motivation to sew, I just don't have the time. I mean, who does? I remember when I used to, and I really miss those days. I sew little bits here and there, but I can't even tell you the number of projects I have on my to-do list that will never get done.
One of the reasons I don't have time to sew is because we bought a house! Well, we signed a contract. We still have to get through the appraisal and the inspections, but I'm really optimistic and so happy. It's the house of our dreams and we love it so much. I've been pinning like a mad woman--I have so many ideas for decorating and painting. I've never cared about interior decorating before but now I'm obsessed. It's all I think about!
|Just a selection of my "New House" Pinterest board|
We won't close until this summer, but we're so excited. I'm also hopeful that, while it's only six miles from our current house, the internet will be much better. It died twice just while writing this blog post.
Something else I've been doing is dyeing yarn! My mom and I have been going crazy with our yarn--we started with Kool-Aid and food dye and then we went head-on into acid dyes. It's so fun! While we both have a lot of hobbies, none of them are unabashedly creative--everything involves a pattern and accuracy. Not so with dyeing! You just mix the colors and splatter them on. I love seeing how everything interacts!
In true Emily fashion, I went all in and bought sixty (yes--6-0) blank skeins. Not that I needed 60, or even 30, more skeins of yarn. My mom and I have had so much fun doing this that we decided to open up shop! You can find us on Etsy and on Instagram--and if you follow us on Instagram, you'll get discount codes! I'd look out for those if I were you. I'm adding 10 more skeins to the shop this weekend!
So in addition to the house, and the sewing, and the dyeing, I'm also working full-time (same job), discipling a one-year-old Schnauzer (yeah, I can't believe it's been almost a year either) and trying to keep up with life! I'll try not to let so much time go in between updates. I don't like being away!
What have you been up to in the last month?