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Crochet Marathon

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Have you ever reached that pointed where everything in your life that possibly could go wrong, is going wrong? That’s how it felt for Mister and I myself after the demise of my beloved VW bugmobile. All I wanted to do was take a break, step away, check out from real life for a little while. At that point, I was wishing for a form of human hibernation, in which you could just go to sleep when all the stress piles up and wake up when life is back to normal. Unfortunately, that doesn’t exist. Instead, we’ll settle for at least a temporary distraction from all of the insanity. 

We picked up the crochet hooks, flipped on a marathon of Golden Girls episodes, and barely spoke for hours.  Every now and then one of us would stop our own project to admire the other’s or to contemplate which Golden Girl was our favorite (I believe we finally settled on Sophia, but it’s still really up in the air…). It’s wonderful to me to find so much comfort in all that Mister and I share, even when we act like a goofy old couple. It means everything to me being able to take a time out from everything together and share in simple joys like crochet and sitcoms about old women who live together. It gave us the time we needed to get our heads on straight about what needed to be done next, and it also resulted in some fun little crochet projects.

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(my apologies for the hastily taken iPod pictures…spur of the moment)

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Bargains, Birthdays, and Bragging Rights!

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It’s been a jumbled mess over here at the Creative Chronicle homestead. Let’s just say there are multiple projects that are currently works in progress. I like having a lot on my plate, but I feel better when I can start checking the completed items off my list. Hopefully, that will start happening soon…then I can share them all with you.

There are a few things I would like to share with you though. First and foremost, my crafty bargains that I’m super pumped about. Unfortunately, our local Borders, like all other Borders across the country, is being shut down. I was at a loss (until it was reported Books-a-Million would be moving into the space shortly thereafter). There is one upside from the shut down though, markdowns! Unfortunately, there weren’t very many worthwhile deals while I was there, since they were attempting to drag out their stay till at least September and so better bargains will happen then. One thing I was very excited about though was 40% off magazines. I’ve always enjoyed going to bookstores and looking at any of the Stampington publications. I say “looking” because unfortunately I can’t normally blow $15 on a magazine. At 40% off though? I decided to treat myself to Art Journal and Somerset Life. Additionally I picked up a bargain book on paper crafting that had even more marked down than the $1.99 pricetag, and I picked up a set of 70 mini fibre pen markers (perfect for journaling on the go) for less than $5.

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After Borders, I couldn’t resist the massive banners proclaiming the sale at Michael’s, so I popped right in and out for less than $10. What a steal! Two sets of alphabet stamps, two ink pads, 3 blank canvas panels, some nifty new yarn, and new knitting needles! Huzzah!

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Moving on…this past weekend was my sister’s birthday. Remember in Easy Apron how I said I had picked up two of those preprinted pattern aprons? The rooster apron was perfect for my sister since it matches the decorations in her kitchen. I fired up the sewing machine, and here were the results:

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Not too bad for a quick birthday present fix. Now what about those bragging rights, you ask? What in the world should I be bragging about? Well, you had to know it had something to do with Mister, right? He’s the sweetest, and I just have to brag on him a little. He got ahold of my journal this week while I was at work and left me something heartwarming to read.

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If you can read his chickenscratch, you know I have every reason to brag on him. He’s quite the romantic. 🙂

Time to get back to the grindstone though. Several projects coming up soon!

All You Need is Love

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It’s funny to look back on it now. Mister and I met in the fall of 2008, but only recently ended up together. Back then, he says he used to tell one of his frat brothers that if he ever had a chance to date me, he was going to marry me. It’s funny because at the same time, despite being in a relationship already, I told every girl who pledged my sorority on the night that they would meet him as part of a little brother activity that I would kill to have a chance with him. They all laugh about it now since they all knew how crazy I was for him. I figured I’d never have a shot, and he thought the same (for some crazy reason, I’m sure) about me. We both made our way through some failing relationships until eventually we found each other, and he certainly is making good on his statement to his frat brother.
It wasn’t very long that we were together before he told me that he wanted to spend his life with me, and to me it makes perfect sense. I have never been as happy as I am with him. We are a perfect match for each other. Our families and friends have known it since they first saw it together, and they have all been encouraging a wedding in the near future (not as near as some may like though – some family members have even encouraged running off and getting hitched immediately!). I used to not be able to picture myself getting married, couldn’t visualize it at all or even what I would want it to be like. Now, that’s changed. Mister and I make little wedding plans all the time when an idea strikes us for something creative and original. Piece by piece a hippie barefoot wedding is coming together, and a ring isn’t even on my finger yet. It’s not intimidating to either of us, since we know that no one could ever love either of us more than what we feel for each other. I honestly can’t see myself ever living without him. All we need is each other.

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