Tuesday, August 18, 2015

Hats, Hats, and more Hats!

As I stock up for my annual GRADD art show at the beginning of October I have also been going through my gigantic stash of yarn and picking out my favorite scraps and skeins that have been hiding in boxes ever since I moved.  Anyways, now those scraps and skeins are becoming beautiful hats for you all to enjoy!  Also, I am working on repricing a lot of things in my shop so that they are more consistent SO!!! that means that most of the hats in the shop will now be $15, with only the really specialty yarns priced at $18. 

Oh!  And if you are interested in ordering multiple hats or requesting colors or specialty yarns just shoot me a message and we can discuss details!  :)

Have a beautiful day!

Oh, yeah, and enjoy these beautiful new hats:

Scrappy Blues - $15

Scrappy Neutrals - $15

Turquoise Dream - $18 (specialty yarn: super soft baby alpaca)
Woodland Brook - $15

Summer Kiss - $15

Fairy Garden - $15

Nebula - $15

Hummingbird - $15

Galaxy - $15

Depth - $15

Scrappy Greens - $15

Jumbled Up - $15

Kelp - $15

Huntress - $15

Down - $18 (specialty yarn: super soft baby alpaca)

Sunflower - $15
Ok, that's all for today!  Thanks for stopping by!
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Thursday, August 13, 2015

All things

Well, it's August.

This year has managed to be both the most wonderful and most difficult year of my life.  I've spent 11 months living in our quaint little bungalow with the love of my life.  My Mr. is my best friend and even with all of the frustrating, heart-breaking, antagonizing things that we've gone through in the past 10 months, I can still honestly say that I am the happiest I have ever been because every morning I wake up next to him.

I'll spare you all the boring details of this year.  Suffice it to say that there has been emotional, physical, and spiritual hurt around almost every corner.  It just keeps coming and I'm exhausted.

A few weeks ago I was watching the League of Legends LCS Summer Split with My Mr. and Bagel, my youngest sister.  We got to talking about different kinds of League merchandise that we would like to have and, long story short, I applied a week later for an open position with the company.

I was so very excited about the position that I could barely sleep that night.  I prayed about it -- almost constantly -- for the next few days and, at the same time, tried to convince myself to not get my hopes up.
The company emailed me today with a very kind rejection letter and I smiled sadly and told My Mr., "That's okay.  I like our home here and it would have been hard to move away.".  I'm incredibly disappointed, honestly, but a little relieved too.  This whole year has been a roller-coaster ride and I think, ultimately, moving across the country and starting a whole new life would have been too much for me right now.

I suppose all of this is to say: all things are for the glory of God.

I don't know His plan.  I don't know why things happen the way they do.  I don't know why our bodies hurt or fail.  I don't know why heartbreak is necessary sometimes.

But, I do know that He is good,

He is righteous,

He is holy and just,

And He will be glorified.