Sunday, March 4, 2012

Best of Intentions

 Somehow when I started my Blog I had all the time in the world.  It took me months to figure out how to set it up.  I didn't even know what a Blog was and really hadn't ever even seen one, I'm not exactly Internet savvy!  But after visiting a few of these brilliant Blogs and meeting some of the nicest and most talented people, I wanted to start and share my own site, so with nothing but determination I started "Pendra's Place".  I joined in a couple of Challenge sites and was really getting into it!  I am disabled and no longer work outside of the home, crafting, scrapping, knitting, crocheting, sewing and painting are my passions and this Blog opened up a whole new world to me.  I literally was talking to people around the World!  I was learning new things every day, being challenged in a way I haven't been since I worked... it was great for me, even my husband noticed a change!

  When my Mother became ill, I went and stayed at her and my Sister's home to help care for her, until her death (Breast cancer) in July of 2011.  My husband, at the same time had been laid off due to the economy, and after two years of unemployment he got a job! All his hard work finally paid off, and one year later he is now permanent and full time!  Now all of a sudden we are looking to buy a home. We are empty nester's and sold our BIG family home and have been renting the last 5 years to be near our Grandchildren... but now they are teenagers and have lives of their own so we decided it was time for us to buy another home, in the same area.  We have been married for 35 years and want a home just for the 2 of us and to start the next part of our journey together. 

I have to admit I have been dreaming of what my new craft room space will look like!  If you could start over, what advice would you give me?  What should I look for in a space?  Here's a few rooms I found on Pinterest that really got my attention!  I love the light and airy look of these rooms!  
I have to say I am a Shabby Chic kind of gal!

 Unfortunately house hunting leaves very little time for scrapping... although I love to visit everyone's Blogs, and I still will, I do believe it helps to keep me sane!  So look for my visit's and continue to visit me... I love the company!   I'll craft when I can, share when I can and visit often!  But with all the "BEST OF INTENTIONS" my Blog since the beginning, has taken a back seat to the rest of my life and it seems will do so for a little while longer... so I hope that you are patient and don't count me out just yet! 

Life will find me settled in a new house (and hopefully with a new scraproom) and ready to really start crafting and blogging again!

Crafty Hugs,


Heidi said...

Thank you for your sweet comments, I really do appreciate them:)
I hope you'll find the perfect house with a lovely scraproom.
Good luck!
Hugs, Heidi:)

Linda said...

Wow all these pictures are beautiful!!!! I love the shabby chic look!!!! Good Luck!!!!

Judy said...

So good to hear from you!! I was thinking about you the other day and wondering how it was going! I love the shabby chic, but can't really pull it off :-) Enjoy the house hunting .. we are still empty nesters with the big house that needs too much work!

CraftyLoops said...

Pendra I wish you all the very best of luck in your house hunt. I know how much time it can take up, I was a legal secretary for nearly 10 years and saw plenty of stressful house hunters, lol. I hope you find your dream home with a lovely big bright and airy room for you to make your dream scrap room. Try and find a room that gets the sun for the majority of the day with either a big window or a couple of windows....the brighter the better. Lee x

Susan said...

Hi Pendra!

This is a good time to be a buyer so I'm certain you will find the perfect place. How exciting it will be for you to set up your craftroom! I liked the picture of all the storage so neatly placed but I wouldn't be able to reach half of that stuff! My advice is to make sure you have a lot of drawers under a flat surface for working. I never keep anything higher that my shoulders. Good luck with your search and keep us updated!


HeatherLynn said...

Hi Pendra,
Happy Sunday! It was great to see a new post from you today. :) All of those pictures you posted are lovely craft rooms! Pinterest is great to get ideas! Good luck with your house search..I'm certain you will find the perfect fit soon! Hope you get some time to craft soon..I don't know about you, but it is a stress reliever for me! :)
Take care! ~hl

Marlies said...

It's great to hear from you again Pendra! I wish you and your husband lots of succes with the house hunting! hugs, Marlies

jo said...

Wow, that's exciting and great news about your hubby's job! A new home AND a new craft space! So pleased for you,enjoy looking, we'll still be here just a blog hop away!
Take care
Jo x

Anne said...

I too had been wondering if all was well. Good to hear that it is. Congratulations to your husband. Anne x

Mandy said...

Good luck with the house hunting,hope you get a fabulous craft room...
Mandy x

Lindsay Craftymonster81 said...

Good luck with the house hunting Pendra, I hope you get the craft room that you are dreaming of
Lindsay xx

Cath said...

Hi Pendra! There is a time and place (and space!) for everything. Take care of your priorities, and everything else will fall into place. In the meantime, I'm so glad you added your name to the Moxie Fab World Blog Roll! I look forward to visiting from time to time! :)

DIANA L. said...

I am so happy for you this is such good NEWS ! keep me (us) posted and I will have to get your addy as soon as you get a new one! Happy House hunting
hugs and blessings

Pam said...

Pendra, a new adventure in your future, Wow! That is so great. We have a small house with only visits from grandchildren we do not need a big house either. But I don't have my space anymore because I can't go down stairs. My advice is to have a main floor room, and I really like what Susan said nothing higher than should height. And lots of windows too! Yes light, light, light! Good luck on your house hunt. Don't settle, that perfect home is out there.

Hugs, Pam

Jeni O'Connor said...

Good luck with the house hunting Pendra. I dream of a scrap room like those. Good on you for taking the journey down the blogging room. It's a big learning curve for many of us.
Happy Easter

Benzi said...

Pendra, (First, I love that name). Glad I found your blog after you left a comment on mine. Your blog is very interesting. Hope you find your new house soon. Like another person, said..have good light and also plenty of shelves, drawer and storage space. I'm sure you know that, though. Shabby Chic sounds awesome.
I'll be back to check out your blog. I'm off to work in my yard on this beautiful weekend. Have a wonderful Easter!