Wee Space

So, I promised a story.
You see, a while back, Mr. accepted a promotion that required him to travel 1.5 hr to work and another 1.5 home. Now, I know for you big city folk, that’s a shake of a lamb’s tail and a mass-transit bus/train ride. But here, in the wide-open spaces of the Texas Panhandle, it’s 3 hours of on the road and behind the wheel, half before the sun breeches the horizon and half after he’s exhausted from working all day. This town, that Mr was now working in, boasts a population of barely over 5,000. And I know you know we homeschool. Sooo, you can imagine what kind of a homeschool presence is there – None. Just no way we could do that to our 4, very active kiddos.
After a year of this drive, we made a decision. There is a small town (20k) smack in the middle of Amarillo and Muleshoe (yes, mule shoe). We decided this was a good compromise, I’ll drive 45mins one direction to get the kids to their events and he would drive 45mins the other direction to get to work everyday. Weeeell, after just 10months of us moving to this new town, the company transferred Mr back to Amarillo. What? Yes, really. We put the new house on the market. Just 2 “showings” in, we realized this is a nightmare. NIGHTMARE, I tell you. Keeping the house spotless with 4 kids is the beginning of this nightmare, but then, having to put away school, gather everyone- and by everyone, I mean all 4 kids, the dog, 2 cats 2 chickens and 2 rabbits- because, did you know NO animals can be present during a showing? – gathering everyone and leaving at the drop of a hat = nightmares!
Backing up, during the 10 months we lived in said small town, everyone that we told which house we had bought (small town, everyone needs to know your business), claimed they knew someone or they, themselves were wanting to buy that house but we “got it first”. So, naturally, I felt like the house would sell fairly quickly. Wouldn’t you have? *sigh

Made a decision to buy a travel trailer. Hey, we’ve been wanting one, anyway! Thought we could tough it out for a month or two. Easy, peasy, right? The month or two has passed, along with a few more. We have been in our wee trailer for …. (counting) starting our 7th month. The house has not sold. So, if you know of anyone wanting to buy a beautiful house in big, bad, Hereford, Texas, I’m your girl.
And that’s the story.
V V V V V Stock photo of our trailer – mountains in the windows…. ha ha ha ha ha as if… Not my view V V V V V

The Wobble and Bio

So, I’ve been asked, by whom I can’t say (yet), to write a new bio for their ‘designers’ page. You would think this would be a simple thing; a quick “this is me” little paragraph. Well, you’d be wrong.
I’ve been staring at a blank screen for quite some time. Long enough that the thought of telling ya’ll about how difficult it is crossed my mind. And yes, I might be a little whiney about the whole thing. Whiney enough, even, that my kiddos have decided to attempt to help. It’s been a family effort, and my page is still blank. Difficult for them to understand that I’m just not that interesting. There is nothing unique or interesting that anyone would want to know. I’m perfectly average. Then, my J, I can always count on him to bring humor, suggests, “You should add your dance credentials.”
You see, my sweet E, my baby girl, will be turning 16 soon and we have been working on the playlist for her dance party. Well, you know, dance party means, yep, dancing. So, being the insane mother that I am, I have been YouTube surfing. Tutorials galore. That’s right.
I can Wobble. I can Whip & I can Nea Nea. Add those to the Electric Slide of my EARLY teen years (don’t ya’ll go tryin’ to put a date on me further than I am), the Cotton-Eyed-Joe & Two-Step -because every Texan worth their salt can do those in her sleep and of course, Cumbia -you remember I’m married to a Latino, right? I am going to dance. Or boogie down. Or turn up… Whatever the kids are saying these days.
Dance like nobody is watching, or, more truthfully, like all of my kids’ friends are! Ha! Embarrassing your teens, that’s what its all about right? I have to do this. It is my obligation, as mom, to give my children memories of a lifetime. Something they can talk about for years. Stories that will live on for many many Thanksgivings to come. Bwuaaahhh ahhhh ahhhhhaaa
I exaggerate a little, my teens are actually quite on board with my dance moves. In fact, we are going to attempt to learn the Footloose dance together. That’s right, all of us, dancing in our wee space, squished in front of the computer screen. When the trailers a-rockin’, just come on in.
Oh wait, I haven’t told you that story. The trailer. Next time, friends.
Oh! and no, I still haven’t written that bio.


Hello, friends!
Welcome to my somewhat barren space. I’ve been away from the blogging world for so long I’m not sure where to begin.
So, I’m guessing most of you have found my little flat on the internet via Crochetville. Many thanks to the brilliant and beautiful ladies, Donna and Amy!!
A few of my basic details: I’m a stay-at-home, homeschooling mom of 4. I’m from the Texas Panhandle where I live with my family, including: 1 dog, 2 cats, 3 rabbits and 2 chickens. I knit, crochet & spin.

Today is my big kick-off day for starting to write again! I am very excited the day has finally arrived and you are here to share it with me! You’ll be able to find my chit-chat at this very location regularly. I’m not sure of what my exact schedule will be just yet, but we can work that out together, yes?

Okay, so a bit more about my crochet… I know, I know, that’s what you’re here for 😉 I love love love to design. I can’t get it out of my head and onto my hooks fast enough. I seem to do about half my work for magazines and half through self-publishing. Tell me, which do you prefer? Do you like being able to purchase individual patterns and pick exactly what you want?

Speaking of publishing, I can  give you a sneakity peekity of a 2 new shawls that will be released over the next week. Actually ,I’m hoping to get Amarillo Long formatted and live today!

This shawl is Fun & Games. Created from Indigodragonfly’s amazing yarn, Mergoat Lace in the exclusive color for Yarnover Truck. If you’ve not heard of them, make the jump. They are a great little traveling yarn store in southern California.

And noow (you’ve got to read that in your announcer voice) what you’ve been waiting for –
Buy any RV designs pattern and your 2nd will be free (equal or lesser value and all that jazz).
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I‘m so glad you have stopped by. I do hope to see you again, very soon.