I've made some amazing friends through the blogging world and I've just worked out I've been blogging, both on this blog and my original blog before I became Stitchers Anon, for a grand total of six years!
Where has the time gone?
I must admit I went off blogging a bit when I found out people who didn't blog, read my posts. I knew they could, but of course because they don't comment I guess I pushed it to the back of my mind. Anyone can read a blog and that's fine. It's what they are meant for but we humans are wee territorial beasts and we forget that online means very, very public. So no airing the dirty washing lol. Blogging on the whole seems fairly clean of dirty washing, unlike facebook which people seem to treat as a diary. But that's a
Ooops, off topic a bit. Anyway, I've been reading your blogs and I realised that all work and no play, make me stressed and non-creative. So I made a conscious decision yesterday to have weekends and evenings off..and stick to it. I know..I've said it before but some days I'm sorting out orders till gone past 10 pm. So no orders, no looking at the work emails on weekends, bank holidays and after 6 pm. And I'm going to stick to it.
I can't promise no designing because if an idea comes I have to go with it before I forget, but the designing side is fun.
This means more time for blogging, for reading blogs, for chatting and for relaxing. And it started yesterday afternoon.
I actually got my sewing machine out for the first time in months. It had dust on it and I felt like a complete novice because it's been so long since I've used it!
I sorted out some of my stitching and have made a start finishing them as in completely finishing them!
And I had a great time.
So what is in my basket???
Of course the photos are crap but I can't be good at everything lol. I've also sorted out all my buttons, ribbons, trims, ric racks, fabric and threads..though sorting out threads if possibly the worst part of this. I sort by colour so it acts like an artists palette, and that means I've got to keep a record of what colour is where should I need a specific thread.
I just short by about 4 colours for the full DMC collection, so that will be an order for tomorrow.
They do look quite pretty like this don't they?
So...time off, more fun, and a happy bunny I shall be!
None!!! It's a Bank Holiday and I am off!