Friday, June 24, 2016

Episode 45: "Queue-a-long"

Happy Friday everyone! 

I hope the week has treated you well. Here's this week's episode for you to relax and enjoy!


Welcome!
Show notes are on the blog.
The Ravelry group is The Yarn Reader Blog and Podcast.
I can be found at:

What I've been up to?
Went to the movies on Friday.
Had Jordan's father over on Saturday.
Got a washer and dryer on Monday.

Books
I'm still reading Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows by J.K Rowling.

Crafty Stuff
Knitting
What I've been working on:
Crocheting
I finished the Dumpling Kitty.
Cross-stitch
Bookmark kit
Future Crafting
A possible Queue-a-long?

TV Time
Finding Dory! Go see it!

What I'm wearing.

New to me Podcasts
CraftLit
Commuter Knitter

Added to the Pile
Knit Picks needles

Good bye!
Please like and subscribe on Youtube.

Happy Knitting!
Sam<3


Monday, June 20, 2016

Memory Monday: June 20, 2016

I hope everyone had a great Father's Day, and if you don't celebrate Father's Day, I hope that you had a peaceful Sunday. I'm hoping to make this week as awesome as I can, I would love to be super productive but we'll see what happens by the end of the week. :P

I'm finally caught up with all of the Tennessee Trip and the rest of the pictures from April. If you have seen them, they are on my Twitter feed. (Just follow the link, it will take you to my page.) I am not on Instagram, and will probably never be. I don't have a smart phone and I'm enjoying just using my point-and-shoot camera, and on occasion my flip phone (only when I forget my camera). Long story short, if you want to see the pictures I take, follow me on Twitter. I'm trying to share more on there. 

So here's a photo from May:

Wire wrapped trees on driftwood at Florapolis in St. Andrews, FL (May 14, 2016)

I hope you have a great start to your summer!

Happy Crafting!
Sam<3

Saturday, June 18, 2016

Episode 44: "Yay Tripod!"

Here is this week's episode for you to enjoy! I want to apologize in advance for the horrible lighting, I tried fixing it in editing on Youtube but it didn't seem to help much. Everything seemed perfectly fine on the camera but once it was on the laptop it got darker. Oh well, I wasn't about to re-record the entire episode, so I hope you will bear with me for this week.


Welcome!
I'm Samashwilliams94 on Ravelry, @sam__williams94 on Twitter, and Samantha Williams on Goodreads, Pinterest, and Google +.
The Ravelry group is The Yarn Reader Blog and Podcast.
The podcast is on Youtube.
And show notes are on the blog.

What I've been up to?
I got a new tripod for my camera!
We bought flowers and soil on Saturday and planted them on Monday after Jordan sawed an old tire of mine in half. 
I signed up for two classes on Coursera.

Books
I'm still currently reading Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows by J.K. Rowling.

Crafty Stuff
Knitting
I finished the Wheat scarf.
I've been working on
Crochet
Cross-stitch
Book marks

Things I'm excited for.
Finding Dory!

Good bye!
Please Like and Subscribe if you enjoyed the video.

Happy Knitting!
Sam<3

Monday, June 13, 2016

Memory Monday: June 13, 2016

Good afternoon everyone.

My heart goes out to everyone who lots a loved one to the shooting that happen in Orlando, Florida. So much senseless hate in the world and so many lives lost. I hope things get better soon.

Shiloh, TN

I hope everyone is safe and sound. And that everyone is letting some stress and sadness go with some much needed crafting time.

Sam<3

Friday, June 10, 2016

Episode 43: "The One With the Missed Call"

Happy Friday everyone!

Here's this week's episode for your viewing pleasure. :)

Enjoy!


Welcome!
I'm Samashwilliams94 on Ravelry, @sam__williams94 on Twitter, and Samantha Williams on Goodreads, Pinterest, and Google+.
The Ravelry group is The Yarn Reader Blog and Podcast.
Show notes are on the blog.

What I've been up to?
We had friends over for dinner on Sunday.
I had two interview this week.

Books
I finished reading Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince by J.K. Rowling.
I'm currently reading Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows by J.K. Rowling.
Up next on the book-shelf is The Tales of Beetle the Bard by J.K. Rowling.

Crafty Stuff
Knitting
I finished the 1898 Hat.
I'm currently working on:
Spinning
Tour de Fleece is July 2nd through the 24th.
Cross-stitch
Bookmark kit.

Gamer's Corner
I'm playing The Sims 3.
Jordan download Super Meat Boy on Xbox Live,

TV Time
TV Shows
We started watching Last Man Standing on Netflix.
Movies
We finished watching Into the White on Netflix.

Good-bye!
Please like and subscribe on Youtube!

Happy Knitting!
Sam<3

Thursday, June 9, 2016

2016 Goal Check In

Since we're in June, I think it would be a good time to see how I'm doing with my goals for this year.

Crafting
Spin more and learn more techniques- This hasn't happened. I've spun a tiny bit this year but not as much as I was planning on. Although, I am going to do Tour de Fleece this year, so I'm hopefully going to get some progress on stuff during that.
Improve my drawing skills- I'm slacking off on this, I haven't drawn anything in a couple of months.
Paint more- The last time I painted something was when I last drawn something...
No intentional gift crafting- This is something I can say that I'm definitively been following through. I did gift a couple of things and I'm currently working on a couple of things for other people. Though Jordan's Flax is technically for the both of us...

Cooking/Baking
Cook and bake more- This has been going well, I've been having fun.

Personal
Be healthier (drink more water, eat healthier, etc.)- This one was a goal I wanted to do for both Jordan and me, We've been doing great about drinking lots of water, so yay! But we still need to work on the eating healthier food.
Take some Coursera classes- I've taken one class since the start of the year, so I need to get back to that.
Write in my journal everyday- I've kept to this, even though there are some days were all I would write is a To-Do list. At least it was something.
Improve on blogging- This is really the first blog post I have done in a while so I wouldn't say I improved that much.
Improve on podcasting- I think that I'm improving a lot. I feel much better about being in front of a camera.
And last thing was that I wanted to pray more and study the Bible. I have been praying more but I haven't started any Bible study. I really need to get on that.

There is some room for improvements but I'm ok with where I'm at right now.

How are doing with your goals so far?
Happy Crafting!
Sam<3

Monday, June 6, 2016

Memory Monday: June 6, 2016

Happy Monday everyone! 

It's a very wet Monday morning here in the Panhandle, Tropical Storm Colin is sending us lots of rain right now, but nothing too serious at the moment.

I'm getting a tiny bit nervous for the interview I have for today, so if you can send some calming vibes to me that would be awesome.

Shiloh, TN

I hope where ever you are you are having a great day!

Happy Crafting!
Sam<3


Friday, June 3, 2016

Episode 42: "Checking In"

Happy Friday everyone! I hope your busy day goes by quickly for you, so you can get to relaxing this weekend (if you're able to). Below is the new episode and show notes, I hope you enjoy.


Welcome!
I'm Samashwilliams94 on Ravelry, @sam__williams94 on Twitter, and Samantha Williams on Goodreads, Pinterest, and Google+.
The Ravelry group is The Yarn Reader Blog and Podcast.
Show notes are always on the blog.

What I've been up to?
Gifted the Cabled Knit Cardigan to the owner.
Went to Hobby Lobby and the movies last Friday.
I have a second interview on Monday. (eek!)
Was contacted about doing a interview on the Air Force base near us,

Books
I'm currently reading Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince by J.K. Rowling.

Crafty Stuff
Knitting WIPs
Flax 

Added to the Pile
Yarn from Hobby Lobby.

Gamer's Corner
Jordan has been playing Farming Simulator 15.

TV Time 
We went to the new Alice Through The Looking Glass last Friday, I loved it! (No surprise there.)
I watch Bring It On and Bring It On: All or Nothing on Netflix.

Good bye and Happy Knitting!
Sam<3