Pluto, Marlanu’ and stitching, make the best days off. I love spending time with my pets! I am pretty certain that they love spending time with me. We love to hang around, play, sleep and even do nothing, if possible.
But mostly we love playing.
It can be at home, when I am trying to browse the Internet for new stitching kits.
Or, it can be outside.
But my favorite moments is when I stitch and they just lay around. Those are the moments that define our relationship, and strengthen Johnny’s belief that we are all lazy bastards. I just think that he is jealous of us, since he has to work during the day.
Even so, I am happy they allow me to indulge in one of my favorite hobbies: stitching. It has been a long time since I finished something, and I am amazed that I managed to stitch for months at just one project.
It might not look like much, but it is a pretty big stitching project. Truthfully, I was expecting to get bored of it in a couple of months. It seems that was not the case, and I have not worked on anything else. Hopefully, I will finish it till the end of summer.
I am being realistic here, since I know that there might be times when I will not have the chance to touch it.
Spring is slowly coming. We’ve had lovely weather this past week. It was sunny and warm. It really lifted my spirits.
What really made me happy, was the fact that I got the call that I was waiting for. Next Wednesday, I will have my first face to face interview. I know it might not seem much, but for me that interview is a life line. Considering everything that went on in the last two weeks, a job interview is something to look forward to.
I know I shouldn’t count the days. But, I can’t help it. I just want to break free of that place.
With that said, I am planning on making my days count. I will try my hardest to get out of the rut that was self imposed because of work.
I do love the new book shelves that we got from Ikea. They changed the room. The fact that I couldn’t fit in all my books in them, doesn’t matter at all. I still had free space in our bedroom.
I’ve also made some decent progress at my Autumn needlepoint. In fact, if I keep it up, I should be able to finish it in a couple of months. It is a very large project that I have undertaken. But, it is worth it.
Of course, whenever I stitch I have company.
They might not help with the actual stitching, but they do provide a good company, even when all they do is sleep.
I missed spending time with my furry friends. I missed wasting time. I hope that soon enough, I will miss having to worry about how each day will turn out.
I should just follow the example from Pluto and Marlanu’, and just enjoy each moment as it passes. It seems to be working out great for them.
True to my word, I stitched these last couple of days. I just didn’t want to do anything else.
I even picked a nice theme (from my goodies basket): Autumn Landscape. It goes with the weather!
It is a big project, but the fact it has large parts to stitch with just one color helps. I think that’s why I was able to stitch so much. I missed it. I am amazed how I could go an entire summer without picking up the thread and needle. I will not say when I will finish it. I always do that and I never finish them. Well, I finish them in a couple of years. There is no rush when stitching, especially if you stitch for yourself.
Thinking about it, there are a lot of things we haven’t done this summer. We didn’t go to the sea side. We didn’t go out as much as before. Considering everything that went on, it is more than justified that we focused on other things.
I am also waiting for October for one good reason. It will be the last month to pay off whatever I have left to pay. I will be debt free and I will be able to enjoy my entire paycheck. 15 days to be more precise. I just can’t wait to get it over with. Enjoy is not the best word. There are other things that we need to take care of as well.
Winter is coming and we will need new tires for the car and a few other things.
It feels more and more like a grownup talking and making plans.
There’s nothing better then a bit of stitching therapy. It is a work in progress, but in two weeks I’ve advanced more than I could imagine.
I just needed something to take my mind of things. Stitching always relaxes me. It offers me the possibility to go to my happy place. A place far away from my current anxiety. I’ve been worrying more than usual, which is really not me at all.
I’ve also managed to go through a few audio books from the Inspector Morse books by Collin Dexter. I intend on finished the needlepoint and the Morse series at the same time if possible. This is the current state of my needlepoint project.
I’m also happy to see that Marlanu’ has not given up on his old habits and has been keeping me company for the many hours that I’ve spent stitching. I wish I could make such good progress on my other projects. But, they require time, patience, hard work and a lot of determination on my part.
All I can do is enjoy my free time (what I have of it) and just keep going forward.
I’m also happy to see the cold weather bringing some changes in our household. Mostly for Pluto and Marlanu’, who have taken some cute habits.
They can be so cute sometimes. I like the fact how they decided the that our bed is the best place to get a good night (day!?) rest. I guess I’m just happy that they get along so well, considering the Marlanu’ is 4 years old and Pluto just turned a year old two months ago. I couldn’t have asked for better pets.
Oh well, hopefully I’ll have more updates on the progress of my needlepoint project.
I know it’s been a long time since I posted about my hobbies. But, that doesn’t mean that I’ve given up on them. I’ve started a new needlepoint project: George Dunlop Leslie – This Is The Way We Wash Our Clothes.
It’s a different theme from what I usually stitch, but I couldn’t resist the cuteness of the girl. I’ve been able to advance on it quite a bit, but only because I did the easy parts first and because I had a lot of free time on my hands. Now, I’m not sure how I’ll be able to fit in my stitching with my new schedule.
It’s a pretty big project and I’m hoping that in 2 months it will be finished. I haven’t finished any stitching projects lately (and I’ve started quite a few) and it feels like I’m not getting anywhere with them. Yet, I am hoping that this year I will finish and frame at least one of my canvases. OK, maybe not frame one (since frames are expensive), but at least have one finished project.
My only concern with this specific project is that the colors of the floss are darker than the actual painting. Now I’m not sure of how it will turn out, but I still haven’t added the light parts (since I don’t want them to get dirty). So, the overall feeling of this project might change till I finish it.
I want to finish this project, because I have a second one similar to it and I want to have the pair. That and I want to buy new stitching kits, especially with flowers, landscapes or even animals. It’s been a long time since I refreshed my stitching basket or my needlepoint projects.