Tuesday, July 19, 2016

Couple days ago I mentioned being a part of Jane Austen festival in Port Alberni. Here is a little more about it and you can see me here and there all dressed up. It was the first JA festival held in Canada, next year we are planning to break Guinness world record for attendees in regency costumes.

So long my friends,

an hour a day

Yesterday I came across Emily's Cupboard who joined Meredithe in a "1 hour a day" challenge.
It's easy:
  • you can use your time for any crafting project; knitting, sewing, quilting, whatever you want
  • the “1 hour” is a minimum! You can stitch/knit/sew to your heart’s content, all day if you choose, or until your fingers wear out!
  • this is not a competition; it’s a challenge with yourself to get a minimum of an hour’s work done on whatever project/s you choose
Why not to join? Of course I'm in! Below is my progress of the second day (yesterdays stitching I'm counting as a day one).

Monday, July 18, 2016

I have survived Jane Austen festival and my birthday. Both occasions were a lot of fun and all went well. There was time when I celebrated my birthday much longer (twelve days to be exact) but now with my mother-in-law around I'd lost desire to do long celebrations. It looks like only stitching helps me to stay sane and, oh gosh, sometimes I feel so ready just to spread my wings and fly somewhere far away from my current situation. When I was younger I had so many dreams - some of them came true but so many did not...but, after all, I do not feel that all is lost. I strongly believe that I can still dream and, who knows, some of my dreams maybe will come true.

I was faithfully working exclusively on Honest, Kind and Good. Here is the progress:

So long my friends,

Monday, July 4, 2016

Half a year gone

So it is time to evaluate our year so far with our goals and objectives (never mind the new year’s resolutions which likely didn’t last until February…) and to take action to get back on track if necessary. It’s a great opportunity to do some hard thinking over our finances, our diet, our career and other aspects of our life that we might want to improve. Let's make the second half of the year count!

 I start to walk more and I'm trying to make 10,000 steps a day starting this month. So far it happen only once but every day I do around 8,000. I think when I get more fit it will be easier. Frosty loves our longer walks!

On the stitching front I was working on Kind, Honest and Good. Here is my progress:

So long my friends,