A commission... sort of

This is the first afghan I've made for someone by "special order". My original was admired during one of my son's baseball games so she asked if I would make one for her. She bought the yarn, I made it... not really a commission but I didn't have to pay for it. :) The colors remind me of the inside of an abalone shell.



Artist: Thaneeya McArdle

Well, I was just talking to my husband last night and realized that I only have a little over 2 weeks of my summer left until I go back to Nursing School. Just thinking about it makes my stomach ache but maybe I will have a surge of confidence within the next few days.

I am pleased how I spent my summer getting lots of inspiration and seeing so many beautiful things. I learned that I calm down when I get to spend more than 24 hours outdoors. I love to look at the stars when I can see more than 10 or so. I want to fall asleep every night to the sound of waves crashing on the shore. I want to paint all my walls white and have neutral furniture so I can fill my house with the most colorful artwork I can find. I need to knit and crochet as much as possible. I want to buy an Airstream trailer and travel around the country. I want to be surrounded by golden hills and scrub oak trees. I want to freeze time so I can spend it with my children before they grow up too fast.



I was shocked to realize that it has been almost a year since my last post. Nursing school has really led me in a different direction, one that has been so challenging. But I am about to start my last semester and I have been really enjoying my summer break with my husband and children. One of my best Nursing school friends is getting married tomorrow and I made her an afghan for a wedding present.

I have been really missing my knitting and crocheting. How I wish there was more time in the day but life is short and sometimes you just have to enjoy the moment.

Hope to be blogging again on a more regular basis even though I'm not sure anyone is out there to read this little blodg. That's okay, maybe it will help my sanity as I start a new chapter in my own life.