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Tuesday Tea… Feeling in a Rut

I don’t know if I actually have any regular readers, but to those of you who may exist: I’m sorry for the last 2 weeks of radio silence. I took a week of semi-forced break due to my work trip, and when I came back, I found that I didn’t have anything I wanted to post. I’m in a bit of a comfort listening cycle music-wise, and really enjoying listening to the same 5 albums over and over (Drew Holcomb, Gregory Alan Isakov, Matt Maher, and Chris Tomlin, with some Mumford thrown in for variety). I’ve also been saying the rosary in the mornings on the way to work, instead of the iPod. Combined, those don’t make for very interesting good morning music posts. So I stopped.

In my crochet world, I’m still plugging away, one row at a time, on my secret project. It’s taking all of my focus in what seems to be such a little part of my time lately, my crochet time. And there’s only so many ways I can post a nondescript view of the same colors and same stitches without giving away the whole project. So I stopped posting my WIP.

All that to say… I think I’m taking a break for awhile. I’ll be back.

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WIP Wednesday & Yarn Along

Secret project status: I am Finished with the brown yarn! And with only 1 full ball + a little extra leftover. I did, however, just panic-order more grey and blue yarn because there’s no way that I’ll have enough of that. Hopefully the dye lots aren’t wildly different. I’ve planned out a new schedule for myself to see if I can get this project done by October. I have a business trip coming up so I’m hoping the flight time and the evenings in the hotel (with nothing else to do) will give me plenty of crochet time.

This week has been so busy, I couldn’t even tell you if I’ve picked up a book at all.

 

I hope you’ll join me on Ginny’s blog & share what you’re working on and reading!

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WIP Wednesday & Yarn Along

 

 
Sunflowers

Christmas Alphabet cross-stitch

 

Today’s bit of work is blocking the last main panel for my secret project. Don’t get me wrong; there’s still a lot of crochet left to be done on that (like the borders on the last 2 panels, and joining the panels together, and the final border and picots all the way around everything…) but it’s still a milestone, and it feels good that i’m plugging along.

I’m moving through Wendell Berry at a glacial pace. His writing is a bit more dense than anything I’ve attempted recently, so I have to read pages at least twice, sometimes 3 times, before I’m satisfied I’ve understood what he’s trying to say. Needless to say, that doesn’t make for great bedtime reading, so I’ve been sneaking in a few pages of Stephanie Plum #13 right before bed :)

The sunflowers were a spontaneous purchase at the grocery store the other day, and they are just brightening the heck up outta my living room! I love em.

And drumroll… guess what I finished! My winter alphabet! And in plenty of time to get it framed before Christmas! *throws confetti* I reckon it needs a good ironing, but I’m not really experienced with finishing cross-stitch projects. Can I just use an iron on it like normal? Or is there a better way to give projects a good pressing?

 

I hope you’ll join me on Ginny’s blog & share what you’re working on and reading!