Monday, April 25, 2016
Friday, April 22, 2016
Yesterday was the second full day of training on pianos, and when we took a lunch break, I was just feeling so overwhelmed that I dropped in to the Bernina dealership because I just needed to be around fabric or yarn. Luckily (depending on how you look at it), I still haven't used the fabric I bought there on my last visit, so I was good and only came home with these
If you're surprised that the Begonia shawl isn't finished yet, let's just take a minute to recall how freakishly wide the edge of a shawl really is:
Tuesday, April 19, 2016
I was really dragging this week, so I rested all day Sunday, but these
Monday, April 18, 2016
Sunday, April 17, 2016
Saturday, April 16, 2016
I did manage to get the new blocks sorted
Eventually (because this was Theo's favorite part), I got this
I even finished the day with my table mostly cleared off, so I almost started cutting out the next project,
Thursday, April 14, 2016
Wednesday, April 13, 2016
Tuesday, April 12, 2016
So I get home from work between 6:30 and 7:00, which doesn't leave much time for crafting, especially because I'm tired and we try to get at least a one mile walk in after dinner. Last night I was so tired that I was in bed by 9:00. Since I'm a morning person in general, I'm getting up early so I can get my stretches and physical therapy exercises done, and if I don't take too long to get ready, I think I can squeeze a bit of crafting in before leaving for work. Today I got two more strip sets sewn, and I'm ironing a few before I need to leave. The cats haven't yet caught on to the morning program, so it's possible I could actually get a fair bit done this way. 15 minutes without kitty help is probably as productive as one hour WITH assistance, right?
Monday, April 11, 2016
It is suddenly 75-80 degrees, which is unseasonably warm for us, so the two remaining jackets and the new yellow cardigan are sort of pointless right now, though it might cool off a bit later in the week. That doesn't help for Me Made Mondays, but at least I could wear them. I could wear a shawl today except that I'm at the main store today and there is no place for me to put hand knitted lace to keep it safe if it got too warm, so THAT is not going to happen.
Real life interferes SO much with crafting.............
Friday, April 8, 2016
The strips are set for after-work sewing, but since I had today off,
The new job is going pretty well, I think. I am getting pretty decent with looking up inventory, though yesterday someone came in asking about reeds for a practice chanter for learning bagpipes, and I was so stumped that I couldn't even figure out how to look that one up in the system. Luckily, I can call the main store for things like that. Tomorrow is my first day on my own. Wish me luck!
Thursday, April 7, 2016
Sunday, April 3, 2016
I had the day off today, so along with a three-mile walk, making a LARGE pot of spaghetti sauce for lunches for most of the week, I finished the black jacket: