Sunday, October 21, 2012

House Cleaning and Crocheting

So this week I've been cleaning up a storm at home.  Besides the fact that I've gotten WAY behind on housework after starting physical therapy for spinal stenosis in my back, my family (my side) agreed we would have Thanksgiving at my house this year (first time in six years). Given my back and knee issues, I decided to start cleaning now so my house would look good for the holidays (and my family!).

I got a lot of cleaning done, and as I was hurting in the evenings, I couldn't spend the quality time in my craft room I would have liked to have.  I did get a lot of crocheting done though :)  I like that crocheting takes up so little room and you can do it while rocking and watching TV with the family in the evenings.

Here's what I got done this week with my crochet:

Snowman Mug Hugs (mug cozies)
(Pattern be found HERE)

Shades of Safhire - Snowman Mug Hugs (mug cozies)

A Christmas Stocking
(Pattern found HERE)

Shades of Safhire - Crocheted Christmas Stocking

And I started a snowman pot holder 
(I need to buy orange yarn to finish his nose yet)
Inspired by a Pinterest pin
I didn't buy the pattern, but figured it out myself.  I'm not sure I want to put the nose in the direction
she has hers though (I like it but I don't...can't decide  :)  )
(I need to fix the alignment of the right side too)

Shades of Safhire - Snowman Pot Holder (have to add the nose yet)

Oh, and I crocheted this last week and forgot to post it:
(I think the next one I make I will add a mustache.  I live in Ohio not far from Amish and I think this looks like an Amish Santa :) (they don't have mustaches after they get married...only beards)

Santa Coaster
(Pattern found HERE)

Shades of Safhire - Santa Coaster

I really have the itch to do some sewing this week and/or some wood work. I have some ideas for some Christmas signs I want to make from wood and paint them.

I'm on the search for BALANCE in my life :) I'm trying to not be so focused on just one thing to the neglect of others ;) I think I had a successful week with that, but I really long for more time in my craft room to do things other than crochet :)  We'll see how thing week goes :)


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