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It's March!

Posted by Kathy Morey on March 2, 2013 at 2:55 PM Comments comments ()

March is here, but it's still winter in Alaska.   Our minds know winter is not over, but our hearts are looking forward to the Spring  breakup.  Then, after that, the buds burst out and the greening  begins.  

My bird feeder has been busy, busy, busy  this past couple of weeks.   First arrivals I suppose.  

My house is on the market and am waiting for that buyer!   Actually, won't mind waiting a bit longer as moving in the snow isn't the best of plans.

As I have been packing up my studio, I realized how many unfinished projects I have.  How many  'new' things I was going to try.   It's time to prioritize and purge!  I will never get all of it done.  So, my plan is to only work on projects that give me joy.   That will make  me more fulfilled without the pressure of "getting it done"!   Spinning and weaving were my first loves, and it's time to get back to them.   The rest is just filler.  

So I challenge you all to 'clean out' that stash, and get creative.   (And yes, I"m challenging myself, too)   Since Spring is for new beginnings, let us all begin with new creations!

Have a wonderful month and God Bless!

~~Kathy




New Year, New Dreams

Posted by Kathy Morey on January 6, 2013 at 7:45 PM Comments comments ()


As this new year begins I am filled with dreams and hopes.   My biggest hope is that my dream of becoming more creative and productive will come true. 

I am planning on moving again.   Which is part of my plan to downsize and give myself more time to do all the things I love to do.  When life becomes a little overwhelming, it is so easy to just put everything on hold.  So, in order to get to this point, I have made more work for myself,  downsizing stuff and stash.   I have realized that I'm too easily led down new paths that lead into deadends.   I get all wrapped up in a new idea, purchase needed items, and then put it all on the shelf.  I'm hoping to limit myself in my endeavors and actually complete something.

Winter in Alaska is a perfect time for reflection and house cleaning.   Decluttering has become my mantra.  And it will be fun to house search again.   I think some of my ancestors must of been gypsies.   I tend to get itchy feet, so I will be sure this next home has all my wants and needs and will be my "forever" home.

I hope all of you have a Blessed New Year.  Follow your heart and your dreams.

                                                                                ~~Kathy


Deck Out Your Pup!

Posted by Kathy Morey on June 16, 2012 at 3:00 AM Comments comments ()

Dog Leash and Sweater Giveaway


Handcrafted dog sweater and leash set. The sweater is crocheted and the leash is braided on a lucet. The least has a little bone charm and can be personalized for your pet. The leash is about 47" long with an alligator clasp, and the sweater is 12" long. These are meant for a smaller pup.

Free Basket Book

Posted by Kathy Morey on May 24, 2012 at 8:05 PM Comments comments ()

January Happenings

Posted by Kathy Morey on January 17, 2012 at 3:45 AM Comments comments ()

It's a new year and I've made a resolution to actually do something creative each day.  I've slipped some, but am working on finding all the floor in my studio and inventorying (in my mind , at least)  what I have, and what I don't use and need to pass on.  It is hard to get rid of "stash", might need it one day, after all. But I'm seeing my limits and my lack of motivation as an incentive to get it done.  I actually, have a warp on my "Cricket" loom and have been crocheting.   One of my goals this year is to do the Saturday Market in Kenai.  With that in mind, I have to step it up some. 

As you can see , there's still lots to do!!!



Keeping Busy

Posted by Kathy Morey on September 30, 2011 at 7:45 PM Comments comments ()

I have been pretty busy since my last post..I purchased my own place around March, and with the help of my kids, I have been steadily getting it organized and settled. 


My new studio/craft room is starting to take shape and I hope to be inspired to create wonderful things very soon. And since I won't have the excuse of "I don't know where anything is;  I will be forced to face it all head on!   I hope to have the ta-da pictures posted soon. 




Back from Colorado

Posted by Kathy Morey on February 7, 2011 at 12:42 AM Comments comments ()

I was in Colorado  last week to get my household items finally shipped to Alaska.   It was a whirlwind trip and I'm still not sure if I'm coming or going.  I'm not sure how I would of got it done without my wonderful daughter(in-law).   And my sons and other daughter( in law ) who kept my doggies(very spoiled puppies)

 

My Grand daughter camping out with the dogs!


It was nice seeing family and old friends, even if it was only briefly.  I'm looking forward to having my looms and spinning wheel here and handy should the urge to be creative hits me! 


It's another page turning for me and I know there will be many more changes coming in my life. My next big event will be buying my own place.   Plant my roots again.    

New Year , New Beginnings

Posted by Kathy Morey on January 8, 2011 at 4:50 PM Comments comments ()

It's a new year and new beginnings for me.  I have finally sold the Colorado house, and am going back to Crawford to get my things.   Next big step will be to purchase a place of my own here in Alaska.  I still am having a hard time knowing what's next, but that's what life is all about.  Each day is a new challenge. The days are getting longer  and with the sunshine, I am seeing a future of sorts.


I am finally feeling creative again, and hope to have a project going in the near future.   My biggest decision will be what medium I will use.  Maybe more than one, who knows. 


New Temporary Home

Posted by Kathy Morey on October 19, 2010 at 6:26 PM Comments comments ()

I am getting settled in my little cabin.  It's a rental, but still haven't sold the Colorado house, so at least, temporarily, I have my own space. 


I am having a hard time as I lost my husband of almost 40 years, in August.  Half of my life is empty.  He , at least, was able to get to Alaska and see his kids and grandkids.  

MikeMorey.com


I know he wants me to carry on with our dream, so I am doing my best.   This cabin has a wonderful room upstairs which I am making into my studio.   Hopefully, I will be motivated to be creative once again.



Planting Roots

Posted by Kathy Morey on July 21, 2010 at 8:47 PM Comments comments ()

We've been here for a little over a month now,  Still looking for a place to plant our roots!   We have a line on a rental and hopefully, as soon as the Colorado house sells, we'll be able to buy a place we fell in love with!   Here a a few of the pictures we took along the way up here!Are we there yet?


Welcome to Alberta, Canada!




Don't Mess with the Beavers in Beaverlodge, ALBERTA




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