learning.

I think if you go back to every difficult moment in my life...I think it would punctuated by learning something new.  Ever since I saw THIS NURSERY I have been a little obsessed with the color scheme (can you say next craft room?) and the granny square blanket that is featured in it.  
 My only problem was...I can't couldn't crochet.  But thanks to google, you-tube and netflixed episodes of L.A. Ink...I am proud to say that I CAN crochet.  At least granny squares. :)
 I am still perfecting my technique...via one giant granny square...that will end up as a baby blanket...and probably in the shop...
 It's a very therapautic process...I have a couple more colors to add to the mix but I am very pleased with the results...
In other news...Doug and I have had lots of talks...and we have collectively decided to make moving home our goal.  We know it won't be a fast process...who knows how long it could take for Doug to get transferred...our house to sell...etc.  For now we are focusing on using our energies to make our house as sell ready as possible by tackling all those "when we sell the house" projects.  Tons of things that we wanted to do anyways...only now we are no longer putting them off. 
 One of those projects...if not the first...is giving the kitchen and cabinets a fresh new coat of white paint and then installing knobs and pulls (that I managed to snag on ebay for .99 each!). 

Your prayers would be coveted...and appreciated...we have a long way to get to where we hope the Lord will lead us. 

xo 
 
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11 comments:

KMonti said...

We've never met but I've thought of you often. I have known those moments of discontentment and uncertainty of God's will and I have been able to understand and sympathize with your most recent posts. I pray for peace for you and you look ahead to what changes He has in store for you and excitement of anxiety about the unknown. When we let go of our plans and desires, God gets to reveal Himself in ways we never thought possible. Enjoy the journey!
-Krystle

angela said...

Congratulations on making a choice and decision. Many prayers for you as the process starts. Your heart must feel ten times lighter just knowing the direction you are headed, no matter the time it takes to get there.

xo, Kate @keeping up w/the Moreland's said...

we have also made a big desiscion about moving as well:( our mortgage is getting ready to go up to $3000, yikes, so our bestfriends are moving to CO, since they have been transfered & we are going to rent their house, so unfortunately we are selling our house back to the mortgage, stinks soooo bad, but I know it must be done:( good luck to you & getting to where you want, if it's meant to be, it will be!! :) pray for me & i'll pray for you girl!!!

p.s. PLEASE show pictures of the kitchen when you are done!!! i love before & afters!!

Trish said...

I love that you are crocheting! We too are in the process of updating our house to get ready to put on the market. It's a long process and one in which I don't really like!

Mommafo said...

I love the colors! Congrats on learning how to crochet. A lot of people don't pick it up that quickly. :) What kind of yarn are you using? I'd love to make a blanket like that for my son.

Shelly said...

I"m so happy for you, Crystal! I'm sure you feel such a sense of relief and joy looking forward...on another note, I taught myself to crochet from you tube tutorials, too! Way to go, mama!

Kim said...

I'm so jealous you taught yourself to crochet and to do it so well! It is on my to do list before I have my next baby. I'm a lefty and I've tried the books and videos but I think I'll need a private tutor. Congratulations on the move (sometime in the future). I'm sure everything will fall into place and time will fly by.

A, E, e, a said...

Crystal...
I think I've commented on here before...maybe?I'm a friend of Sarah Janney's in Roanoke. Anywho...I've moved a ton (NAVY family) and sooo feel your C'ville pain. I'm glad you feel confident in your decision to move 'home' again. That always feels great. Also, we JUST re-did our kitchen cabinets (painted bright white) and we've gotten TONS of great feedback. I have some strong suggestions if you want them...=) GREAT advice via Sherwin Williams employees, we'd gotten HORRIBLE results with what the folks at Home Depot told us... grr... so, I know you can find the info online too, but if you want a personal testimonial w/ before/after pics, let me know.
"ericamoseley(at)yahoo.com

jessica said...

Congrats on learning how to crochet! What type of yarn are you using? The colors are so vibrant! :)

Gherkin said...

I love that link to the nursery pics and am now following her blog! Thanks for the link!

Ashley said...

I am in love with learning to crochet.

What was the size of your large granny square?
Also, was it really that easy? which exact sites did you use, it can't be that hard....

:)

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