An occasionally crafty, supposed grown up, plant killing, dachshund wrangler living in the pacific northwest
Progress update on 'Hope'
I would love to say Hope is complete, finished and I'm half way through the next sheep in the Sheep Virtues Series from LHN but alas, I am not. A lot of other things demanded my attention this week, but such is life.
If I manage to sit still this evening I should be able to finish up the last few things on this, at the moment nothing else is planned but as is the case here lately, that can and often does change.
So, totally hoping this was not the direction of this ride. Can someone tell the operator I want off? I went from working 3 days per week, to back to a normal shift with overtime. A few more weeks and they sent me home with all my hardware so my commute is down to 32 seconds. Traffic still sucks, only now its dogs following me and complaining I am not sharing breakfast. This is what I have to put up with, I'm being judged for not sharing a banana. We also have an afternoon dinner dance every day. It starts around 2:30pm and dinner is served at 5pm. Riley is perpetually starving and may die at any moment despite having plenty extra snacks stored on his fuzzy butt. Stitching has been moving along. I've got all the stitching in on Ambrosia honey and am now on to the beading and a few details. Beading is taking a while, I'm reworking how the beads are applied. The model piece photographed for Needlearts, the beads look jumbled and messy to me. I like
Its been a year, again. I see really good in spring and then life gets away from me and its a free for all. With the current pandemic around the world, I'm spending a lot more time at home as you might imagine. It took a few weeks but I finally found my way back to my needle and thread. Ambrosia honey has been possibly the most enjoyable of the current projects in the pile so I started there. The starting point and a nice glass of wine because, COVID-19 I started a new job in December and I don't have quite enough tenure to qualify for work from home so I'm at the end of the list, for safety I've been working 3 days per week so they can limit how many people are in the office at once. The upside to this for me personally was extra time to stitch. This is really fun to work on, despite there being a lot of compensation where the different designs run into each other. I don't mind compensation and it had been interesting to see colors that looked ter
Looking back, I grumble about the spring delay every year. To be fair, hail and snow were not in the brochure for March when we moved to the Northwest. I was told tales of wearing sweatshirts on the patio in February and all around mild winters. Mother nature seems to have changed her mind. On the upside I'm getting a lot of work done on the afghan I started to go on the couch. Yes, I started yet another project when I have several dozen things to keep me busy. It was a necessity to get the white/pink/pale green blanket stolen from the dogs that is currently covering it to protect it from dirty dog feet. I'm not really sure where my brain was when I was shopping for a new couch, the one I liked that fit the space and budget came in chrome and dark grey or I had to wait many weeks for a custom made one in another fabric for more money of course. Knowing it would be against a darker wall and the chairs in the room are dark, I went for chrome which it turns out is a bit