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.
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)
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 :)