Looking back

There have been so many things that have happened in the last year. I have so much to share (which I will post shortly).  I think that the picture below says it all…

I have decided that I will come back to WordPress. I am wanting to re-start Knot So Long Ago, and this seems to be the format that is best suited to me. Anyways more on that later.

So until next time,

Sonya

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So tired

Oct 14, 2015

Moving to domainAs the English say “I am knackered” which means, that tired doesn’t even begin to touch on how I am feeling.

I know that it’s “Wordy Wednesday”, but it is hurting to hold my eyes open. So in place of words, I’m going to post something that hopefully will bring a smile to your face.

Well I’m going to crawl into bed for the night even if it’s only just past 22:00. So until next time,

Sonya

Canadian tukey day

since today/tomorrow is thanksgiving, we had my dad over for dinner. everything was so good.

I got in the first of many workouts in before dinner. Dinner was great. I haven’ been in my office for very much time today. So i will be a nice & short post for today.

I have a new domain:

http://www.KnotSoLongAgo.com

if you would like to check it out.

well I have to get in the shower before I fall asleep…Zzz…Zzz… just kidding. So until next time,

Sonya

Technical help, please

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I have a new domain. I am every excited about this. However I can’t figure out how to add the domain name to this account. I still want to post here, so that people who know me here, do not get lost between this blog & the other one.

I have looked around trying to find the way link the two. I would really hate to lose any contacts because I moved.

Mind you, if I do not figure it our I can always put a sign/post that has the new domain name & the moving date. I am really hoping that I do not have to do that.

I have to make dinner soon, so until next time,

Sonya

Oct something or other until now.

Well since I’m on vacation I haven’t been writting much. I haven’t even worked on my cables shawl even. I have been running around having fun & thinking about how much I am loving being free. There is so much stuff I have to do. But this week I am putting it off. I am still working on my #asaleadaychallenge.

we went out to the mountians yesterday. I even managed to pick up some amazing yarn. I’m typing from my bed & don’t really feel like getting out from under the warn comfy blankets. So pictures will have to wait.

I’m still looking into what I need to learn & do so that I can learn to spin. I would love to spend a large portion of my day woking on spinning wool. Then unsing some of my wool & making something. Hmm still so much to learn.

Ok, it’s bed time now, so until next time,

Sonya

Oct 01/15 – Oct -4/15

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Thursday:

I have added a new board on Pinterest. It’s all about yarn, and everything that you can do with it. I love all of the creativity. There are things that I didn’t even think about. But once I have seen something that I like, my brain starts working on a way that I can make it with out looking at the instructions. Some times it works out really well, and other times, really not well. But then again, it’s art, is there such a thing as right or not right?

Oh wait a second, it’s thursday I shopuld be taking the day off, but I was excited to share the boards that I have created.
ass of 17:00 I am on vacation form the full time job. So excited. we have a bunch of things planed. Nothing major, just small little day rips around the province. day trips around our city. I love these kinds of vacation, no plans, & you dont have to do anything if you don’t want to.

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I didn’t spend much time writing today. I was working on a new pattern for a shawl. I tried to write it out at first. but it wasn’t working out for me. So then I tried to knitt what I had written, well parts of it looks great, other parts, really need some work. So that is what I will be working on today.  I think that I will frog it & try again. Once I get the pattern right I might share it, or I might sell it on Raverly. I’m not sure what I will do yet, but since I still have a small tonne of things for this shawl.

I needed two woolygigs (on the right) and didn’t want to spend more money right now, so I grabbed a very heavy glass bottles that we already had. Stick one knitting needle through the middle of the yarn cake, and place the other end into the bottle, and now you have two woolygigs.

Well we are off to one of the local community theaters groups. It’s “Death of a Salesman” tonight. Wednesday we have have a Murder Mystery & then on Saturday we have the symphony. I can’t wait. I love all of the culter we get in this week.

Sunday:

Woke up late-sh, but not really. We woke up @ 08:30. Our poor cat, he is normally fed at 08:00. D went down to check & fuzzy face still had food in his bowl, so it wasn’t as bad as we thought. I took some pictures of the shawl that I started yesterday. It’s not to bad, but I think I need to set up a light box type of thing. wooh! how did it become 11:20 already.  I should maybe also get clock for my office. Heheh.

I still need to clean my office. I am thinking that I will have to take some times this week, to clean it up, and maybe even build a couple of displays or something like that.

The typical Sunday sounds are being heard in our house today, football from teh “Man Cave” and clicking of a keyboard form my office. The best part about sundday, we are so causual that we come & go without worring about what we have planned. Football is every Sunday until Superbowl & then we will have to think about things to do on Sundays.

I’m going to work on my shawl, so until next time,

Sonya

Sept 28/15 – Sep 30/15

Monday:

I spent all day on the computer yesterday, setting up my store on facebook store & page. I thought that I closed the store only to find out that I didn’t. So I have spent sometime setting that up again & I have been going crazy posting stuff on my Facebook page. It’s all part of a marketing campane that I have been learning about. @creativehive had an amazing workshop on boosting your facebbok presence. She was teaching about stuff I had no idea you could do with Facebook. But now that I do know about I’m going to use it

Tuesday:

I have been spending so much time on the interweb. I have been all over instagram, facebook, and just general surfing. I think that it might be a great time for a break. But I need to make sure that I completed my #asaleadaychallenge before heading to bed. I also want to work some more on a baby blanket that I started on the weekend.

I don’t have anyone in mind of this blanket, so it will go on sale in my shop. It’s super cute & really snuggly. There are flat bits & bumpy bits. I’ll be sure to post a picture of the blanket on here before I post it to my store. I have to admit that I love the sound of that… My Store. I have so much to do… Tomorrow I am really hoping that I can just write my blod post during my breaks & not have to spend all of my down time at work, working. heheh. One day that will not be an issues since I will be the boss & I will have already done all of the hard stuff now. A the small bussiness dream…

Wednesday:

I managed to stay up for a bit longer working on the blanket last night. I was able to get about 6 or 7 rows completel. I love this little blanket. I think that I might have to figure out the adult size & make one for my bed.

You would think with the weather changing and the night being colder, I would need to turn up the heat. Well fuzzy face (my cat) crawled into bed last night & was snuggling into me. I was so hot because of his body heat I woke up, pushing the blankets off. Fuzzy face just looked at me, but his head & went back to sleep. For not being a snuggle puss, he sure does love crawling into bed with us. He really isn’t very big on catting, he is more pony/dog than cat. I am laughing at him all the time. Sometimes it’s well deserved, other times, its not.

Leave it to me, to get so distracted that I almost miss “wordy wednesday”. I technically still have  12 minutes. Well I have to get myself to bed, so I that I can get up or work, so until next time,

Sonya

Sept 24/15 – Sept 27/15

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Friday:

For today’s blog It’s “show me Sunday”. I haven’t got a lot of pictures on my tablet, so I’m not sure what I can show you for Sunday. Since it’s only Friday I still have sometime to find things that I want to take pictures of. I think that maybe what I should do is buy & assemble a light box take some pictures of the the materials, and then maybe even try to get D to take some pictures of me building it backwards. I build everything at least twice the first time, because I will normally put at least 1 piece in backwards & have to re-build, this is even with the instructions, since they no longer use word, it’s all just diagrams, or pictures.  Ok, so I got a little bit carried away with that last thougt.

I need to take product shots. I think that I will need to try to find the photo editing software (that came with my camera) and go through the tutorial on how to use it. I am getting ideas & my fingrers aren’t fast enough to keep up. I think that I might have to come up with my own verison of shorthand. Heheh.

Saturday:

Dead day – no writting, way too tired to process thoughts

Sunday:

Have you ever had one of those night that you just didn’t want to end. I had one of those on friday night. I stayed up way too late (I knwo I should have gone to bed so much earlier than I did). I managed to get up at an ok time, but I felt like I was gradding my butt behind me all day. we did some running around & when we got home I totally crashed. I hate days like that. I have figured out scheduling for blogging. I spend Monday, Tuesday, & Wednesday writting stuff for “Wordy Wednesday”, take Thrusday off then write Friday, Saturday, and Sunday for “Show Me Sunday”. Yesterday I didn’t write anything. I don’t thinnk that I like that.

IMG_1344 (2)For “Show me Sunday” I want to share a couple of the behind the scenes stuff. I want to share with you two pictures… 1= place marker (I made these) on white back ground & 2= place markers (I also made these)IMG_1345 (8). What I want to show you is the difference between the back grounds. The only thing different in the pictures is the zoom, and the number of place markers.

I don’t really understand why one has a white back ground & the other one doesn’t. I think that it might be time to look into some kind of photo editing software. I totally want people to think that I have a “professional” taking my pictures. However I think that might a blog post for another time. If anyone could explain why my background are so different I will for be grateful.

well I have to clean my office & get some other work completed, so until next time,

Sonya

Three days of stuff

It seems that writing stuff for three days seems to work really well for me. I do not feel as much pressure doing my blog posts like this. I can write something about each day. I really love this new format. I seem to keep on chaning things on you guys.

Ugh my keyboard tabel case decide that it wasn’t going to work yesterday. So I have missed a whole day at work where I could have been writting. I final got the geezer working agin & now you can’t get me to shut up. heheh.

I am on day 8 of #asaladaychallenge, I have done so much already, but I have a tonne of things to do still. However everything that I’m going now will build my micro business & get me closer to my goal. I was telling my sister the plan… her responce “Ohh(while sucking in her breath) retail is so hard in this economy”. Thanks for your vote of confidence sis. I kind of knew that would be her responce. but I’m not going to let that stop me. I am going to do it, to prove to myself, as well as every other nan-sayer that I can do this. Sometime, i just need to hear the word, and they will light a fire under my butt. I was told no many times before & every single time I have proven the “No” people wrong. This will be the same. I have my set goals, I have even invisioned my retail space, from the lighting hanging from the ceiling, right down to the floor covering & everything between. The more I envision my space the more details I add. When I first started building my space in my mind, it was late fall almost winter. There was a crazy storm, that knocked out the power, so the boiler in the building didn’t have the elecctricity needed to run the motor. The building was cold very quickly, so I even thought of a way to stay warm in my retail space. I have such a clear picture of what I want I can almost taste it.

I have signed up for a health challenge at my full time job. It starts on Oct 05/15 which just so happens that it is my first day of vacation. Which can be a huge advantage since I can go for walks, bike rights & just about anything else I want. I think that I might buy another exercise trackers of some kind. I loved my Fitbit, I wore it until it fell apart & then sent it back since it was on recall. I now have to figure out how I’m going to get more exercising into my alreay jam-packed days. I think that there will be shorter hours of sleep & more hours of everything. I still have no idea what day it is & on a good day I might know what month it is.

Well I have day 9 to finish for #asaleadaychallenge, so until next time,

Sonya

Sept 18, 2016 – Sept 20, 2016

Friday:

Baby J is so sweet. He is so tiny. I love babies at this size. He is just over 5 weeks old. My sister told me that he slept under it the night that I gave it to him. I love that they are using it. So I can now show you what the blanket looks like, I couldn’t show it off before giving it to them.

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As a side note, this blanket took about 2 – 2 1/2 hours to build.

(sorry the picture is so dark) It’s on of those super squishy, soft, & warm blankets. As it so happens if baby J grows too fast, I can always ad on to it. Or if He would like a differnt blanket as he gets older/bigger I can totally do thtat for him too.

Alright on to the business part of this blog… I have started my #asaleadaychallenge. There is a lot of work to be done, but in the long run, it is all things that need to be done for my business. I am on day 4. And funny enough todays is all about taking really great pictures (not the one above) so that people can really see how great my stuff is. I amkind of really excited about this one. I have great stuff, but my pictures do not match, so I’m going to learn how to fix them, so that they match. Great work + great pictures should = sales.

Saturday:

I did not really get a lot of time to work on Knot So Long Ago stuff. In the morning we headed off to the Home & design show. We have to have something replaced here. Things like the furnace & the windows and things like that. Right now we are just trying to figure out how to this kind off thing. My full time job, always gets 3 estamated for any major jobs that need to be compeleted, so we are going to do that as well. Then we will be better suited to decide who to go with.

We stopped for a quick bite at an amazing sandwich shop called #aroundthebend. The sandwiches are amazing, if you happen to be in the SE are of Calgary, you really do want to go there. You stomach will thank you, however you bank account might not like how often you will end up there. But so very worht the trip & the $ for everything there.

Next it’s off to my sister’s place (out in the country) for the neice & nefrews birthday partty. There are 5 newfrews and onnly 1 neice. It was fun we had 3 generations sitting around, talking, laughing and eating. Ugh! so much food yesterday. My family could feed an army with very little planning, because we can all cook for 20 ppl without thinking about it. I finally packed it in at about 21:30-ish. So much walking & way too much food.

Sunday:

I have so much to do I am working on day 6 of #asaeadaychallenge, so mcuh to do & still trying to get my 1st cup of coffee, so until next time,

Sonya