Sunday, February 11, 2018

Olympic crafting

I love the Olympics. Not only do I enjoy watching the huge variety of sporting events, but it is a great excuse to just sit and stitch all day long. I am even thinking of moving Baker Beach to the living room so that I can actually finish it today. Do you see how close I am to that finish? 
It is definitely going to happen today! 

I am wondering if I have enough yarn to complete all 80 rows of my cowl. I am really not worried about it as I will either stop at 70 or keep going to the full 80. It will be fine either way. The yarn is lace weight so there may be enough.
I am just loving this pattern and I am so glad that I tried a pattern out of my comfort zone. I am a fairly novice knitter, but I am usually willing to try anything at least once. This lacy pattern was easy once I got the hang of it. 

Hubby and I got a surprise in the mail yesterday. This little box of chocolates came from Adelphi University where we both completed our graduate studies.
The little card speculates that we met while on campus. Little do they know that Hubby and I met in High School and started dating just before I graduated. That was several years before we were at Adelphi.

My MIL gifted Hubby and I these little bottles of champagne to celebrate the end of our mortgage payments.
 Yes, we own our house free and clear after 30 years! Yay! Of course now I am thinking that it is in need of some updating. You know: carpeting, painting, ....maybe a craft room. We shall see.

I am joining Kathy for some Slow Sunday Stitching. Pop on over to her site to see what other bloggers are stitching.

Thanks for stopping by!



  1. Congratulations on owning free and clear!! It is a wonderful freeing feeling for sure!
    I am, personally, disappointed in the NBC Olympic coverage --if you can call it that--only bits and bobs of events and not one complete--from start to finish like they used to do. and I am really not interested in the "sports talking heads" opinions--I want to see and decide for myself...there--the end of my (pardon me) venting.
    We tuned out and watched Dr. Blake Mysteries instead last night ...
    I like how your x-stitchery is coming together a lot
    hugs, Julierose

  2. I loved reading all the happiness in your life right now. Congrats! And, how exciting to finish Baker Beach. Have a wonderful day, Pat xx

  3. congratulations on paying off your house I remember when we did some years ago - we managed to pay the 30 years off in 25 yrs instead and rejoiced!! and fixing up has been a thing for us every single year. We pick out things to redo and get to it.
    have fun watching the Olympics, I don't watch all of it or I would never get done with anything else but I do like to watch an hour or so in the evening and on the weekends pick out different times to just sit and watch.

  4. I am thrilled for you paying off the mortgage is no mean feat, congratulations.

  5. We are right behind you with just a few months left of Mortgage payments. I already have a long list of to do's on the House. Baker Beach is so close to be a finish!

  6. Your almost there .
    It's a great feeling to own your own home , Congrats .
    Thats what we do now updating every where.
    Have a good week.

  7. Congratulations on so many accomplishments... finishing Baker Beach, home ownership free and clear, and still being together! All amazing accomplishments for sure!

  8. I'm not sure how you can watch anything and work on that gorgeous cross stitch.

    Congrats on getting the house paid off. What a milestone. Good luck on the craft room!

  9. congrats on paying off the house / that is awesome! :)

  10. Your cross-stitch looks like a photo. How neat.

  11. Great feeling to own your own house. Congratulations! Bakers beach is so nearly there. That's exciting too.

  12. What a lovely happy post - and lovely work too

  13. Huge congratulations on paying off your mortgage, wow! And Baker Beach will be done, that's 2 big milestones in one post. Love your cowl too. I recently finished a shawl/shawlette with fingering weight, my first time trying that.

  14. You're so close now. Perhaps you are finished by now.

    Congratulations on paying the mortgage off. Isn't it a great feeling? Time to celebrate.

  15. Cathie: Congratulations on being mortgage free, what an feeling it must be.
    Baker Beach oh my gosh the finish line is in reach today.
    I love watching the Olympics, so exciting, I was really interested in the curling event this year.



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