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around here :: june edition

I'm not quite sure what happened to May, it seemed to drag on forever and pass quickly at the same time.  We've had a few changes in our daily life around here... a new summer soccer schedule for James and a totally new schedule for Glen.  Throw in a hectic month of school team meetings for my high schooler and a last minute decision to reorganize the house (again), and I have been busy.  

Knitting and podcasting time has been very minimal and I have mostly been working on a beautiful test knit for my friend Tracie of the Grocery Girls podcast.  I am almost done the first sock and loving every moment.  I will be sure to update you more on it when the pattern is released!

After my last shop update I decided to make some changes to the way I work.  I have been redesigning a new website and planning to transfer my etsy shop over to the website.  It's been a lot of admin work but I am excited to make the change for a while now.

In my little studio, there have been lots of changes.  I put in more Ikea shelves to help with the piles of fabric and bags.  It's cleaned up a really messy corner and makes me feel calm.

And meet Edna, a new industrial sewing machine that has found its' place in another corner.  I've named her Edna after my favourite character from the Incredibles movie and think she will also help increase productivity around here.

I am in love!  And see those project bags to the left?  They are dream knitting projects that are piling up and I can't wait to cast on.

Of course, this studio cleanup sparked a need to purge and organize so many other spaces in our home.  It seems every time I pull out the contents of one closet or organize one room, it sets off a whole other area to clean up.

I feel like I am nesting in preparation for a really simple summer with the boys.  Streamlining work in the shop should allow me to stay on top of things while enjoying more knitting (which is a big goal for me right now) and spending more time just hanging out with 2 of my favourite people.  What are your summer plans?

Comments on this post (3)

  • Sep 15, 2018

    Hi Sandy, I have just recently been watching your podcasts. I love them!!! I was all rattled today, and the bills were piling up, I thought I was out of oil for the furnace, and my dogs were barking all morning. So I finally took my knitting out of the bag, and turned on your podcast, and it almost instantly calmed me down. I started to relax! I just wanted to say, you are very creative and have a good sense of color. I used to have a Juki industrial machine, but I sold it. I was just wondering what model yours is, and where did you buy it from? I long ago sewed for interiors and sailboats. Thank you for listening, sincerely, Kendra. P.S. When will you have more project bags and pouches?

    — Kendra Parkington

  • Sep 15, 2018

    Hi sandy
    I have just recently discovered your YouTube episodes. I love them. I am totally addicted. Can’t wait until you post some of your cute bags on line. They are on my must purchase list😄😄
    Keep doing what you are doing!!!
    Happy knitting

    — Sandy huebner

  • Jun 26, 2018

    So many clean and airy spaces that look so beautiful ! Good for you!

    — Sharon Vance

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