Thursday, January 14, 2016

Happy New Year!

I know it has been some time since I have sat down and posted anything.  Loads of changes in my life.  Number one on the menu is that I am rethinking Drooling Over Yarn, the business.  Etsy is way over crowded and nothing sells.  So, I am thinking of what to do about this.  I might end up going rogue and getting my own website.  I have been thinking about this one for a while. 
Then there is the problem of I am not really interested in yarn right now.  Nope, don't want to see it, don't want to dye it, don't want to paint it. 

The last thing I made was a pair of socks for a niece.  She loves them.  She tells me about them all of the time.  I like this attitude of hers about her socks.  I have no patience or the will to knit anyone a pair of socks and then find out they have given them away.  Excuse me?  I spent all my time and effort for you to give them away.  I don't think so, they are permanently off the sock list. 

Anyway, I am not interested in yarn right now. 

What have I been doing with my time?  I have been quilting.  I made myself a quilt about a year or so ago and I realized that I really like making quilts.  I had been wanting to make one ever since my first gift of one by my Aunt.  She made me and my sisters one to share.  I have that quilt upstairs.  It is mine.  I love it.  Then in came the requests as soon as I finished that first one and I ignored them until I made my second one.  I showed it off to my sister, and then she tells me that my nephew will be going away to college this coming fall and I knew I had to make him something from home.  Then I decided his little brother needed one, too.  I have a pile of tops that have to be finished.  I am currently working on one.  I even sold my first one recently.  I was shocked!  It was a custom order but, I did it and I was paid for it.  It wasn't much but, it gave me inspiration that my craft can pay.  I am not doing it as a job, I am making quilts because I love it.  I would love to be able to make a king sized one but, I do not have the cash for a long arm quilting machine.  I would have to go into business to pay for one.  I do not want to do that. 

Mostly I have been dealing with Percy, our Schnoodle, or Total Nightmare doggy.  My Napoleon had to be put down and then my Bootsy had to be put down. Their doggy bodies just couldn't go anymore so, we knew it had to be done.  So, we put them down within months of each other.  Ody was lost with out both of them so, we knew we had to go and get another dog.  We rescued Percy and now we know why they didn't ask for background information, they wanted to get rid of him.  He has his moments of sweetness and then he becomes Destructo, the dog that destroys everything.  Our back yard is littered with crap he has destroyed.  We have to take the trash can back there and just start picking it all up.  My fire pot, destroyed, my pool tools, destroyed, he is destructive. 

He even caught and killed two rats in the back yard.  So, he is earning his keep somewhat.  Gary had been trying to catch the one rat for about a year or so and sure enough, Percy managed to get 2 and we didn't know about the second one.  He is a puppy, yet.  I am impressed by this. 

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