Sunday, May 31, 2009

Another Great Love of Mine

It's been about three weeks since I felt the aching pain running down my shoulder into my fingers. I was miserable because knitting has been a great comfort of mine the past few years. It something that a knitter has a difficult time explaining to a non-knitter the feeling you get. The almost calming, relaxing pleasure when you needles are click-clacking together. Almost every evening I would pick up my sticks and knit for about a half an hour and I had to literally stop. I was having trouble sleeping with the pain shooting in my shoulder. I tried to learn the other method but I felt uncomfortable almost like riding a bicycle backwards. So I made the decision to take a break. Well, I knew I needed to find something else to keep my hands busy so I began scrapping again. I bought a new Cricut Expression and it has opened my eyes up to endless projects. I had already stashed away my other scrapbooking stuff so I dug it out and couldn't believe that I had acquired so much! I have found my nitch again and although I still feel guilty of abandoning my knitting I know it is for the best. So now that I have two wonderful hobbies I felt it was only right to rename my blog. The name came from my love of knitting and my new found love of scrapping....I give you the Scrappin' Knitster!!!

Saturday, May 30, 2009

Turning over a new leaf

It's a new year and it has been a long long time since I have posted. I've done so much over the past few months that I haven't had the time to even share. In March my DH and I visited family in Tahiti. It was such a breathtaking experience from start to finish. We only spent a short amount of time visiting but the visit felt like a lifetime for the amount of things we did while we were on the island. We were able to visit many family members as well as pay respect to those that were no longer with us. We traveled around the whole island thanks to our great uncle. We saw where the Bounty came and docked and it was a breathtaking. We swam with the fish in clear blue waters and ate poussion cru and lovely crepes. I was dearly sad to go as life there was so simple and so beautiful. Once I arrived back on our mainland I decided to simplfy my life and take life in strides rather than be in a rushed mode all of the time. I wish one day to go back and visit the beautiful islands of Tahiti and Moorea..As the song says I left my hear in San Francisco, well, I left a part of mine in Tahiti for its beautiful people and culture.......