Update on my stitching projects

I finished my exams and I’ve passed them all. Technically, that means I’ve finished university, but I still have 2 exams that I didn’t pass (from previous years) and one big exam that I will have in February next year.

I guess I should be proud of myself. I actually was happy when I saw the results. But, we got some bad news and I’m once again in a bad place. I am not superstitious, but I’m really starting to think nothing good will happen this year. We’ve had so many bad things happen, one after another, that it’s really hard to keep a positive attitude.

So, I’ve wasted my free time stitching. Nothing bad can happen if you do nothing productive.

I’ve started a smaller stitching project and in 3 days I’ve advanced a lot.

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 Today is a holiday and of course I’m not allowed to stitch. So here is how my two projects are standing:

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At this rate I will finish the smaller project in a week or two. Hopefully, it will turn out OK. I’m having second doubts regarding the shade of the face.

Busy Bee

It’s 9PM and I am tired.

I’ve been a busy bee today. I’m proud to say I completed every task I set my mind on and even a little extra. I may be a long way till the end result, but I’m still happy.

I had work today, after work a short visit to the in-laws and back home. I finished ironing clothes for the next week, still have another batch prepared for tomorrow. I’ve cleaned our closet and it’s so nice now that I can find something without digging in a pile of clothes.

Somehow cleaning helps me relax but at the same time it kills my body. At least I am sure I will have a good night sleep.

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“But there is enough in life that has to be done, without vexing our souls and wearing out our bodies over work that is not essential either to the happiness or well-being of our fellow” – Mrs. Owev’s Cook Book and Useful Household Hints by F.E. Owens 1903

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Not what I had in mind

It’s no surprise when things don’t work out the way we plan them. It’s just a surprise when almost everything goes wrong!

I’m tired of us being grumpy and gloomy. I’m tired of being tired all the time. I gave up on doing things, fun things, because staying in bed seemed the best thing to do. I won’t complain about me sleeping and getting a good night’s rest, but I don’t feel any better when I wake up (even after 16 hours, which I think is my personal record so far).

Oh well, things could always get worse. So I won’t complain anymore.

Hopefully, our good cheer and motivation will come back. I just want to finish the things that I started and get on with life (including my blog).

Little improvements

The year has been stressful so far. So many things to do, and so little time (in some cases, no motivation at all).

It felt like having your soul sucked out of you. My only consolation is that things will change in 3 months. I actually can’t wait. It’s going to be a major change, hopefully a change for the better.

I did stitch in the last month. My current project is going really well.

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I’ve also been reading a little bit. Other than that, nothing new. I mean, I did put on a few pounds from boredom eating, I’ve got glasses (things are so clear now), and I’ve been drinking every night for the past week. But, somehow those are not things that I feel like bragging about.

One thing I would like to change. I would like my photography inspiration to come back.

Days of Spring!

It’s April and I’m happy!

I’m happy for no particular reason. OK, maybe my good mood was triggered by the lovely weather we are having, my stitching projects, the fact that I am on the morning shift at work (and I’ll be on it for the next 2 months as well!), and by many others.

Don’t worry, life is not that perfect for me and John but it certain has some good things in it.

This is my only free day for this week. I plan on taking advantage of it. Besides the cleaning, washing and even a little blogging I intend on stitching some more and just chill.

I finished my needlepoint poinsettia from Krif. I was really happy with this project because it was small and very easy to stitch. And, I made a resolution to myself to buy smaller projects that I can finish before I get bored of them.

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I did a little shopping for more needlepoint projects, but I started a medium one. In fact, last week I had a stitch-a-ton. I am almost done with the black floss (which has become really boring) but I am happy of the way I advanced on it.

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Oh well, I think I shall blog more next week. Until then I’m off into my stitching world. After all, we have to take advantage of the lovely sun.

I am tired!

I am tired of everything and almost everyone around me, including myself!

I am tired of my daily routine.

*feeling annoyed*

How to keep willing hands active

Just give them a new stitching project.

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Just two weeks and I’m almost half way through. I actually missed stitching and truthfully I wasn’t in the mood to stitch on the old projects. This is a smaller model and it’s very easy to stitch and follow the pattern. I managed to see 2 series of The Amazing World of Gumball and 4 series of Adventure Time. I guess my brain really needed some time out from daily life.

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I’ve not been idle

Sorting out my mail, music, photos and my life. And yet, our room is still messy, I’m still lazy and I still don’t have things up to date.

Still, I’ve taken more photos, played more with the photography apps on my phone, I’ve went out with friends and with Johnny, and just took things easy. I am feeling much better than I was a week before.

I do believe the nice weather we’ve been having lately has improved my morale. Also, Marlanu’ has helped a lot. He’s been more affectionate lately and I do love what a good subject he is when it comes to random photography.

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Sunmi – Full Moon

With no chance of the Wonder Girls making a comeback anytime soon, I guess I should be grateful for solo activities. Sunmi just made her comeback with a new album “24 Hours”. Her comeback song “Full Moon”.

For the first time I like a song more than I like the video. It’s very different from her last song, but it’s still as good as “24 Hours”. I also like the fact they kept the barefoot thing. Somehow, I find that Sunmi voice changed from her Wonder Girls days. I guess that has something to do with the change in her singing style.