Once again it is Monday and I am writing & posting my “Sunday” post and you know what, that is okay. Sometimes life throws things at us and we need to be able to adjust in order to stay sane. So what was thrown at me this, or rather, last week? Well, the majority of my chaos and stress came from issues with my professional job. Then my husband and I rescued a stray dog that I found off of a main road in triple digit weather; hungry, thirsty and covered in fleas. Right now she is happy, clean, and has been with us for the past couple days. But my week ended on a good note with a trip to Cape May, NJ for the weekend. Our week long vacation there is quickly approaching, but we were due for a visit with my parents and both hubby and I needed a day to catch our breath and relax a moment. It turned out to be a good weekend. Here’s my Project Life page for the trip:
Arriving home late last night, I’ve just now finished the unpacking and chores, getting to my blog at last. So here’s the break down from last week.
What I’m Stitching
Finally, finally, finally, I finished the March section of the Happily Ever After SAL and I’ve very happily moved on to the June section, which is Around the World in 80 Days. Love, love stitching up the hot air balloon. I have a certain fondness for hot air balloons, even though I am petrified of heights. While I had the fabric off the Q snap, I took a picture of the whole piece, and I think it’s coming along nicely. Over the weekend I also worked a little bit on my Mill Hill Princess Carriage.
What I’m Reading
On the way home I finished up The Keeper of Lost Things. I couldn’t figure out why it was taking me so long to finish this book and then I realized it’s because I didn’t want it to end. This book is possibly the most wonderful piece of literature I’ve read in my adult life. There will be a book review post coming soon.
Now I have officially started reading Truthwitch and I’m looking forward to Fantasy Book Club on Thursday.
What I’m Watching
This week is all about dance & ninjas! Dancing is one of my favorite forms of artistic expression and I love watching crews & soloists perform and compete. Right now I’m all caught up on World of Dance and So You Think You Can Dance. In addition I am all caught up on American Ninja Warrior. However, the greatest thing I’ve seen all week was the Kinjas’ Duels performance on World of Dance. Absolutely amazing! Check it out:
Obviously the highlight for this week was having the weekend in Cape May New Jersey, but highlight of that highlight was that I made a trip over to Stitch by Stitch in the Washington Street Mall and picked up a couple things for myself. Not a huge haul, because I am saving my budget for the Picture This Plus sale, but I did pick up a new Mill Hill kit: Ice Castle. It is beautiful and caught my eye right away. Also, I got some Weeks Dye Works floss for the Clouds Factory Famous Women in History Stitch Along, which I haven’t started, but I’m planning on having it as my birthday start this year so I’m working on kitting it up now.