Monday, April 4, 2011

Positive things...

Firstly today I would like to wish my twin sons Liam and Eamonn a very happy 5th Birthday :)  Its hard to believe that we have reached this milestone! They started *big school* in January and are no longer babies.

We have found a new home and will be moving on April 15th - its virtually down 2 blocks and round the corner from where we are living now - so still an easy walk to the children's school and also to the shops - cheaper rent by $100 a week which should enable us to save some $$ for future more positive plans.

I started packing - oh how I hate packing - but one of the first things I decided to pack was my beloved stash :)  I decided to look on it as a postive and rediscover what I had :)  I feel blessed that I now have a stash as when we left Exmouth in October 2009 I sold my stash in a garage sale so I have rebuilt in the last year and a bit...  I should have taken photos to share...but forgot (forgive me) perhaps when I am unpacking it I will remember?  

Andre is always a good stash enabler... often purchasing stash for me or encouraging me to purchase when we are in a shop that sells yarn.  I received several balls of yarn as part of my birthday gift.. and today when we went into Gladstone shopping to purchase the boys a Birthday gift.  Andre and I ended up in the yarn section.  On discovering that the 100G acrylic was on sale for $2.57 ( I also receive a 5% staff discount on all purchases in BIG W) so we ended up buying 14 balls of yarn so I can make us a cover for our bed.  I have a pattern in mind and I will share it once I unpack and get started :)  One good thing about purchasing yarn at BIG W - if I need more they always have the same colours in stock.

 We decided on the colours of the sea...  which will match our existing Linen...

Here is a photo of the blanket that I have started for Miss Micayla's bed...    I found this yarn when I was packng my stash. When I saw it I remembered I purchased it at the end of last winter on clearance for $1 (plus a percent off due to some sale that was on at the time - but I remember it scanned as less than a $1 a ball - total bargain)

 This is more the true colours of the varigated yarn...

It is working up reasonally fast and this is still the 2nd ball so the pattern is not a yarn hungry one :)  Hopefully a happy dance will follow soon as I really want to play with my new stash :)


Caroline said...

Love the colors for the new afghan! Good luck with packing/moving!

Prairie Rose said...

Happy Birthday,Boys!
Love the "colors of the sea"!
Those are some of my favorite colors:)

DaCraftyLady said...

Happy Birthday yo the twins, and that makes us Birthday twins.. :) Love the colors of the sea you chose and also the multi color one you started, good luck on the move.. thanks for stopping in to wish me a Happy Birthday.. Debb

lily said...

First a belated Happy Birthday to Liam and Eamonn, hope they had a great day.

Those colours for your bed cover are beautiful and Micayla's blanket is looking good, pretty pattern too.

Best of luck with the move.
lily x

Becks said...

Love the ocean colours, that will be a beautiful bedspread.
And the other one is looking very pretty too.
Hope the move goes well and looking forward to seeing your stash unpacked ;-)

Wendy said...

I love those colours of the sea that you've chosen, they're so fresh and summery. It's going to look great when you've finished.

Sheliah said...

These colors are soothing! Can you share the pattern info here?