Hello, wilkomen, welcome, Aho! Yeah, thought I’d be a little multi-lingual in my greeting this week. I’ve brewed myself a cup of Chrysanthemum tea that came all the way from China! I love the tea, it’s already sweetened with honey. If you’d like a cup, there’s some packets in the middle of the table, just pour the crystals in a cup and add some hot water. The Kuerig is plugged in if you’d rather have coffee or cocoa. Bottled water in the Fridge.
So, as we sit down for a cuppa heaven this fine afternoon, let me say it’s been a blessed week. I know I told you last week that Hubby and I celebrated 24 yrs of marriage. It’s a big deal for us. Both our doctors told us when we were engaged that neither of us was going to live beyond five years. Puh-shawl, what do they know. We enjoyed our mini-vacay, mostly stayed at home. Emptied my she-shed room and put in our Ham station. I moved my work table to the end of the living room beside the picture window and where I can watch tv/dvd while I craft.
Since we’re sipping away, I might add that I managed to prime paint the outer walls to a new dollhouse. This is something I took up last year, doll house building from kits. Loving it! I jokingly say that I finally have the house I’ve always wanted to own… without the hassle. To tell you the truth, the building of it isn’t easy for me. I often miss steps in the build guide and then have to back track. This time I’m actually marking the pieces, and following instructions rather than just eyeballing it like I normally do. Reason… This house has a side door and extra rooms/walls. Also, I’m saving up to get the electrical kit next month (birthday present to self) so I can wire it as I’m building. I’m not an electrician, so keep me in your prayers that I don’t “burn the house down”. hehe.
This is what I’m attempting to build… I’ve chosen the pink color scheme that another builder shared (this is their pic, sorry, can’t remember who you were).
So, let me refill… Ah, I think I’ll pour it over some ice this time. A nice chill for a pleasantly warm afternoon tea. Would you like a cookie? … choco-chip… just made some this morning when I woke at 3 am.
Since I was up so early and didn’t want to disturb Hubby on a work night, I sat down to work on an afghan I’m making for a Christmas present. What color, you ask… Well it’s a deep purple, dark rose, light rose, and white (wanted an off-white, but the store was out). It’s a simple shell blanket, stitched lengthwise. 253 stitches with an ‘I’ hook across, about a foot longer than a queen bed… hmmm… say about 80inches. The couple I’ve mind to give it to are 5.7 & 6.3 ft tall respectively. So, I adjusted the pattern to suit.
That’s about all I’m doing this week. Next weekend, I’ll be out of town at Powwow. Looking forward to seeing my Native Fam, even if I can’t dance. It will be ‘different’ for me to attend without dancing, but I think it will be nice just to sit back and listen and relax.
Have a great week! Are you building anything this week? How about crafting? Would love to see what you’re doing! 🙂 ❤