Friday, August 30, 2013

The Little Joys

Little Joys of this Week>>>

*Going out for dinner with a wonderful couple. 

*Praying the Rosary-gives me such peace, calm, and joy to everyday spend quality time with Our Most Blessed Mother and Lord, contemplating the depths of love that Jesus has for us.

*Enjoying my new studio space! I will share some photo's with you soon. 

*With the help of my hubby, got a great idea for a new stuffie toy to make for the upcoming twins in the family! Hehe, not only is the process very much enjoyable, but I also,  finally get to use my special Koigu sock yarn(I've had it for a couple years), that I've been dying to use for the longest time, and now have something worth using it for. Yay! It was worth the wait. ;)

*I really miss the ocean...but I do receive a certain degree of joy when I look back on pictures and memories that I have of it. I really do miss the smell of the thick salty air, the sounds of the crashing and receding waves. Ahhh...

*Sent out the little bear toy I just finished-am excited for my nephew to receive it! Hope he get's much snuggles out of it. 

*Keeping in touch with my loved ones-makes my heart so happy.

*Oooo, ooo! I've decided, tonight's taco night! Yum. 

*Receiving love and feedback in the comments that some of you post! In fact, I want to say thank you, to all my readers! Thank you for all your support-if it wasn't for you guys, this blog would be non-existent. So, thank you all very much-I receive much joy, and inspiration from all of you. XO

Happy Friday!

Friday, August 23, 2013

The Little Joys

Little Joys of this Week>>>

*Having a fun knitting week-love creating knitted stuffies. 

*Spending time in the kitchen, cooking and dancing with my much fun.

*Praying the Rosary. 

*Having the windows open...during the day, and getting a lovely cool-ish breeze come through. 

*Getting to skype with my sister-love and miss that girl, so much. 

*Getting to see my grandmother's sweet face over Skype. 

*Filling the house with the aroma of homemade pizza sauce that has been simmering for most the day. 

*Making homemade pizza dough, from scratch and it not being a total failure. should have seen the kitchen when I was in the middle of making the became so monsterly huge, that it was almost overflowing out of our commercial-sized food processor. The recipe said it was going to yield 1 large pizza...1...heh, more like 4 large pizza's. I have one in the fridge to make this weekend, and a couple in the freezer! Pretty good, I think. 

*This week is the 3 year mark of when the hubby and I met for the first time in person...ahhh, how blessed I thankful. I truly do love this man more and more as each day passes.

Have a great weekend guys! xo

Thursday, August 22, 2013

Have you ever Helixed?

I wanted to incorporate some colored stripes on the limbs of this little I began, quickly finding myself stumped on how to make jogless stripes while working in the round(it's been a while). As I was watching a tutorial on how to make jogless stripes, there was a reference to another *striping technique* called, 'Barber pole knitting', also know as, Helix stripes. This technique only applies when working in the round, as the colors chase each other around in a spiral. I like that you're able to knit clean pin stripes, with as many colors as you'd like, however, your yarns can get tangled pretty quickly. As you can see, I only used this method on a very small scale(sorry I don't have a better example of what it looks like knitted up), but would love to try this on a larger scale...maybe an idea for a cowl for this winter??! I think yes!

Have you ever tried helix knitting before? If so, what have you made? Please share! :)

Sunday, August 18, 2013

Blooming Bird of Paradise

So, when we got back from our Manitoba trip, we noticed that our bird of paradise plant was beginning to bloom...for the first time in 5 years! Pretty exciting...I can't wait to see what the flower looks like when it's in full bloom. :)

Friday, August 16, 2013

The Little Joys

Hello everyone!! Goodness it has been awhile-My husband and I had a lovely couple weeks in Manitoba, visiting family, and attending a beautiful wedding. I have soooo many pictures, hehe...but will only share a few here today. :) 

Little Joys of this Week>>>Or in this case, Little Joys of 

the past few weeks!

*Spending quality time with family...which included lots of laughing.

*Getting to spend so much time around little blessed to have so many nieces and nephews.

*Getting to witness two very special people come together in the sacrament of marriage.

*The precious feeling of one of my nieces falling asleep in my lap in church---along with this precious feeling...getting to hold and sooth my newborn nephew. 

*The darnest things kids say...hehe, like: "Akward!", with the most impeccable timing and tone. 

*Picking...and eating, the most delicious raspberries on the planet!

*Conquering my fear of horses, by riding one for the first time-what a feeling I tell yah(riding a horse). 

*Coming home to only a couple dead grateful for the couple that was generous enough to water our jungle while we were gone. 

*Looking through the many photo's taken on our trip. 

*Getting to travel back home with my hubby, without having to travel separate ways. 

*There are much more little joys I experienced, but am going to keep some of those private. ;) 

Happy Friday! xo