Writing a book while moving- eegads

Oh my word!

The flurry of activity at our house is just completely over the top!

My blog has ground to a stop, as I just can’t keep everything going all at once right now…

something had to give, and it’s been the blog.

Here’s a little (but no where near all) of what has been going on….

copyright Noreen Crone-Findlay www.crone-findlay.com

copyright Noreen Crone-Findlay http://www.crone-findlay.com

Really- there are things that simply shouldn’t be combined….

Like selling an acreage that you have lived on for 21 years and buying a house in the city….

Um… a large acreage that has accumulated a lot of stuff

(I know, I know, WE accumulated all that stuff…

it followed us home when we saw all it’s creative potential)


While working to deadline on a book (and doing all the photography and illustrations and diagrams AS WELL AS designing all the projects and weaving them all yourself…. )

copyright Noreen Crone-Findlay www.crone-findlay.com

copyright Noreen Crone-Findlay http://www.crone-findlay.com

eeks!  The deadline is looming – pardon the pun 🙂

BUT…. I am so incredibly inspired and excited by the designs and projects for the book that I am just over the moon.

And, am seeing rather a lot of the moon lately, as there aren’t enough hours in the day, so the hours in the night are full of the busy busy of it all.

I can’t show any of the projects yet, but, wheeeeeee!  I am just happy dancing and skippetty hopping over them.

I have been in love with peg loom weaving and weaving sticks for years, but that love has grown exponentially as I work on this book.

I am just boggled by the creative potential of the marvelously simple peg looms and weaving sticks.

In fact, I have passed along quite a few of my other, non-peg looms, because there is so much for me to explore with them that I just don’t have the time for many other of my looms.

Ah, the move: The downsizing, packing and dealing with all the insane bureaucratic hoop jumping has been epic.  Sheesh.

Just sheesh.

Oh yes… another leetle stressor in our lives is that we suddenly adopted a darling little puppy from a relative who couldn’t keep her.

copyright Noreen Crone-Findlay www.crone-findlay.com

copyright Noreen Crone-Findlay http://www.crone-findlay.com

She’s enchanting- but wasn’t housebroken, so that’s been a challenge- another of those ‘don’t do this at home’ kind of things.

House training a puppy in deep dreary freaking freezing cold mid winter is not fun.

That’s not quite true- she loves gazing at the birds and thinks trips outside are marvelous.  (When it’s a million below zero, I don’t share her enthusiasm)

She has taught me to keep my shoes in a box that she can’t get into…

(yes, she did chew my most expensive boots)

and to not leave my favorite glasses where she can get them

(yes,  she did chew them, and my ipod earbuds up)

and to not let balls of yarn drop to the floor

(she outdoes a kitten in her enthusiasm for yarnplay- face palm)

She’s a right proper little scalliwag but we do adore her and are so happy that she’s part of the family.

There’s a million other things going on in our lives right now, but I must get back to work, so I shall just zip away and weave up some wonderful-ness.

Cheerio and tootlepip… which is what we always say to our grandson when he heads home from our time together.

I probably won’t be posting again for a couple of weeks, as we are soon to be hefting and heaving ourselves into the new (smaller, much smaller) house in the city.

And, then, it’s serious overdrive on the book….

so…. cheerio for now….



Filed under Peg and Stick Loom weaving, personal stuff, weaving & handwoven, Writing a book

13 responses to “Writing a book while moving- eegads

  1. all these things while moving! you’re an inspiration!

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    • Thank you so much, Lavenderdilly! LOL… I didn’t even list all the stuff that’s going on right now… it’s just one of those crazzzzzzzzzzzzzzy busy times in our lives. Which is why I have been totally absent from poor old Tottie Talks Crafts 🙂


  2. Joanna

    Wishing you and your family all the best on your NEW Adventure. But you didn’t tell us the new family members name. Could it be “cutie-pie”? Looking forward to reading your blog again and playing with sticks!!!

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  3. LOL… thank you so much, Joanna 🙂 Yesterday, Jim and I were joking that our little Ewok Princess is also known as: ‘Get Down Off There!!!’ 🙂


  4. How busy and frantic…I hope Tottie is packed somewhere safe!

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    • Yes, thank you, Kjerstin, she is. I kissed her little wooden tomato nose and packed her into the antique wicker suitcase that holds all her accessories. It’s rather fragile, so I should probably find a box for it, or else carry it in my lap during one of the loads…. My Hitty dolls and other wooden dolls, as well as my carving tools are also packed in a different wicker suitcase, waiting for me to finish my book, so I can get back to carving! 🙂


  5. Debbie

    Wow Noreen, you have more energy than I would have and especially in that cold cruel winter. Your new little puppy is adorable and I can’t wait to see what is going to be in your new book.
    Is there going to be any kind of wearables in your new weaving book? I know you can’t say just yet; but kinda hoping. LOL Be safe and keep us informed as you can.


    • Thank you, Debbie- it is definitely one of those stunningly busy times- whew! And, yes, our new puppy is utterly adorable, winsome and a heart melter (along with all the naughtiness!). We couldn’t imagine life without her, and our Chihuahua is besotted with her.
      Yes, indeed, there will be wearables along with other wonderfuls 🙂 That being said… I need to zoom back to work on the piece that I want to finish before bedtime. Bedtime is rather flexible these days, with all the things that need to get done before I lay me down… LOL!


  6. Monika

    I’m so looking forward to your book. I always wanted to try my hands on weaving, but don’t really want to add another craft, since I’m totally in love with spinning, and knit a lot.
    Wow, your energy comes across like crazy! When one’s happy, all the busyness and craziness is easier to go through.
    Good luck with your book, and the move, and that darling little fluff ball.

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  7. Amazing that you’ve managed to keep your creative sense of humour intact in the midst of all this. Good on ya!

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    • Awww…. thank you so much! I didn’t mean to sound like I was moaning and groaning- I really am very happy about all the stuff that’s happening- but it does feel intense. And, yes, we do find a lot to laugh about here, so I feel very blessed indeed!


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