Saturday, May 28, 2011

One Step Closer

I have been thinking on how to write this post but i just can't wait anymore....we placed an offer on a house and it was accepted! We have to pass the inspection yet, but as long as that comes back free and clear we are going to be homeowners in July! We are so excited. Tomorrow we have to sign some paperwork and then we are going back to the house to look things over again and take some photos so I will be putting them up soon.

Thursday, May 26, 2011

A Sneak Peek....

Here is a project that I am working on, but it is just a sneak peak for now. It is the Granny Stripe pattern from Lucy at Attic 24. I am using all of the colors that Lucy used, in almost the same pattern. Stay tuned for more reveal photos.

Here is the group of yarn that I am using. The colors are from Stylecraft, their Special DK range and they are offered online from Deramores for free shipping to the US, which is great!! I have placed several orders with them and they are fantastic!

Here is a sneak peek at what it is looking like. Do you like???

Thursday, May 19, 2011

A Few of My Favorite Things

So this post is going to be all about some of my favorite things. I have the Julie Andrews "My Favorite Things" playing as I write this post. It got stuck in my head this afternoon for some reason and so I decided to post a few of my favorite things today.

First up is my new vintage looking rose dish. I just got this yesterday from Hobby Lobby and I was so excited when I saw, it was the very last one so I just knew that it had to come home with me right then and there.

Second is my new plant that I just got at Home Depot. Isn't it beautiful? I wanted to get a basket plant to go in this stand that I have on the back porch and I think that this fits the bill quite nicely.

Third is m
y new line of Stylecraft Special DK yarn that I got from Deramores out of Kent in the UK. Aren't the colors great? I just love them. I can't wait to get started on the blanket that I want to make with it.

Fourth is my Island Nectar candle from Bath and Body Works. It makes the whole house smell like a tropical island which is great in the crazy spring that Wisconsin seems to be having this year.

Fifth is my crochet sanctuary. This is my little corner of the house where I get to create and be all nestled in. This is my favorite part of the house.

Sixth are my silver Birkenstock sandals. Since I have gotten these sandals three weeks ago, I can't seem to take my feet out of them. They are so comfortable and cute. In fact today I ordered the cutest pairs of Mary Jane Birkenstocks. I will post pics as soon as I get them.

Seventh is my Coach spring purse. I got this a couple of months ago but I have been waiting to use it. I wanted to use it for spring and summer and since the weather hasn't been cooperating I decided that maybe if I started using it the weather would turn nicer.

Now that I have told you a few of my favorite things, what are some of yours??

Tuesday, May 17, 2011

Back to Reality

So after having two weeks off for vacation, it is time to be back to reality. Why is it that vacations never come fast enough but when you are on it the times goes by so quickly. Work today was actually pretty good, the girls in the office had just about everything of mine taken care of so I didn't have to much work to get caught up on.
Now comes the awful task of unpacking too, I just hate it. I came home from work tonight and tackled just that. I managed to unpack my suitcase put everything away, unpack my backpack, and straighten up the rest of the house. What I really want to do is crochet! Yesterday I received my first batch of yarn for Deramores, and then today there were three packages outside my door and guess what they were filled with.....the rest of my yarn orders!!! I only need one more color and I can begin my Granny Stripe afghan!!!! I do however need to finish my mom's afghan that I am making for her birthday. Since her birthday was last month I really do need to finish it!
I guess that is all for today. I am tired so I think that I will relax in my chair and hang out with my hook.

Saturday, May 14, 2011

Back to Square One

How should I begin this post, the house that we were so hoping for is going to another. The person that is selling it received two offers on it and they were both for more than what Máté and I wanted to pay. So once again we are back in the looking stage. I guess the good part of this is that there must be something even better out there for us.

However, things in Hungary are going great. Yesterday we had some what of a lazy day, I managed to read two books, almost 700 pages. So far I have read 6 books while we have been gone, that is a pretty good number considering that we have been gone for about 2 weeks. Anya and I went to have a facial yesterday it was great, then Máté went to the pub and I stayed home with Anya and read while she watched TV. I went to bed at about 11, and Máté came home at 2. I will go out tonight and Sunday since they will be our last nights here, it is hard to believe that it is all coming to an end.

I have managed to get in some crochet time too, with Mama on the swing, which was great. I had Máté take our picture so that I can put it next to my chair that I crochet in. Oh and I almost forgot to mention that I have been able to order Stylecraft yarn from the UK from Deramores. I am so excited about it they offer free shipping to the States and the prices are really reasonable. I am going to be making the Granny Stripe Blanket that Lucy at Attic 24 has on her blog. I can't wait to get the yarn, the first batch should be at home waiting for me and the next couple of shipments should be coming in the next week or so. My friends on published a post about this store and I was quick to take advantage of it. I am involved in a swap too with a group that I am in called We Love Lucy, my partner that I got matched up with is in the UK and is so nice. I can't wait to get home and start putting my package together for her.

I guess that is all for this post. Time to get back to the family and it is almost time for lunch too.


Monday, May 09, 2011

News from Across the Pond

So here I am sitting in the kitchen at my inlaws in Hungary, just another day and we are all together in the most important room here. Conversations are flowing, while I just do a lot of listening. Mate and his Mom are cooking, Mama and Papa are sitting outside, the wind is blowing and the birds are singing. It couldn't be a better day.
When we first arrived a couple of days ago my parents sent me an email and told me about a house that they found for us for sale. They went and looked at it for us and sent us pictures. We immediately fell in love. The person is selling it because his father passed away and none of his siblings want the house. They just dropped the price so now it is in our price range. A few days ago though my Mom sent me and email and told me that now that the price was dropped there are more people looking at the house. The man that is selling it told her that he really wants first time home owners to get the house and he really likes mine and Mate's story. We haven't heard anything now about it, there were some other people that were going back to look at it for a second time and that made me a little nervous. Friends we need some prayers for us so that we don't lose the house. My Mom told me that if it was meant to be that it would happen but it still makes me a little worried. Everyone here in Hungary really likes it and hopes that we can buy it.
Tomorrow we are off to Szentendre to visit Mate's sister, we are taking Mama with us so that she can get out of the house a little bit, since taking care of Papa is now really a full time job. I am really looking forward to our outing as well. It has been a week since we got to really go anywhere. The photo that I have put with the post is a picture of what I hope is our new house.