It’s like Christmas!

Our stuff has arrived! Super happy to have our possessions in our possession again. Yesterday around 12:30 we received 13 boxes of stuff. Actually 1 mattress, and 12 boxes.

There has been one causality so far.

Poor little bowl. We’ll try to glue it back together.

Kitchen stuff and decorative items!

Pretty sure customs checked out out camping and hiking gear. (There’s no way we would have left the bags open.)

This is the frame and artwork box. No glass was harmed in the shipment of this box! Some Most of these frames have been filled with the same photographs since we lived in Philadelphia. I’m already considering which photos to change.

Lately, when people ask me what I do they get the response, “I make messes”. Eventually they get cleaned up. Which is something I’m off to do right now.

Someday and trying new things.

I’ve been holding on to this cross stitch kit for at least 5 or 6 years. Possibly more.

I received it for free at a craft store (in Ohio while visiting family) for buying something else. I can’t even remember what the other stuff was. This little kit has been moving around with me. From Ohio to Philly. On to Baltimore and Santa Cruz. Now it’s here in Brisbane. I even brought it on the plane in my carry on bag.

This kit has been moving city to city with me because “someday I want to try making this”. Someday.

This week I finally said enough. I opened it and read the instructions.

Someday finally happened this week. Enough with the “someday”. Why not now? What else was I doing? Browsing Pinterest? (I love Pinterest but it’s such a time suck.) I’ve never tried cross stitch before. I thought this would take lots of time to learn. This kit? Super easy. It’s actually very relaxing and almost meditative. Needle in, pull through and repeat.

I have no idea if there are “rules” for cross stitch. There probably are. But they don’t matter to me right now. I’m learning something new. It doesn’t have to be perfect.

I’m almost done with the kit as I sit here writing this post. My “someday” turned out to be much easier than I thought it would be. This weekend I’ll be trying something else that’s new to me. Can you believe I’ve never used Sculpey?

Tuesday Tour: Brisbane Apartment

So when we moved into our current apartment in Brisbane I captured a video on my phone. I finally got around to uploading it to my computer. And I figured out how to do some basic editing. What I can’t do  is post the video on my blog (cause I’m cheap and this is a free blog). But I can do the next best thing and post a link to it on you tube!

http://youtu.be/hLREUGwVtas

Currently our place is lacking an organizational method. I’ve got paper work and receipts everywhere. Ok, so they’re not everywhere, just all over our bookcase. We’re still waiting for our stuff to get here off the boat. It’s possible (I hope!) that in the beginning of May I’ll be able to hang my artwork on the walls. And have little decorative bowls to put things in.  I feel as if we’re in this awkward waiting phase.  I know we have stuff coming. Not a lot, but some. I don’t want to go out and start buying lots of stuff (I’m really missing my kitchen utensils). But I really, really want stuff on my walls! And the rest of my yarn stash. Yarn is important.