Sunday’s Stitches & Stuff – Episode 19

One busy week down, one more to go. This week was quite active with vet visits, lunch with friends, a work in service, and I even managed to get to the gym for some physical therapy. Although, not surprisingly, next week will be even busier with two days of work, Thanksgiving preparations, and my parents arriving for the holidays. Hopefully, I will stay in good physical and mental health for the duration. In the meantime, I did manage to get a few things done around here this week, so let’s get into some specifics.

What I’m Stitching

Some pretty excellent progress was made on my Happily Ever After SAL. This week I finished the Little House on a Prairie motif that was released in June and moved onto the July release, The Wind in the Willows. Additionally, I finished the borders for the row I am stitching right now.

I am very encouraged with my progress and have high hopes that I will achieve my goal of finishing this year.

What I’m Reading

Honestly, I wanted to skip over this section because I do not want to admit that I didn’t even crack my book this week. In fact, I had to renew it from the library. I am still working my way through Stalking Jack the Ripper, and the only reason I haven’t finished it yet is because I am spending so much extra time on my stitching right now. Hopefully I will find a balance, because I still have a stack of books I want to read before the end of the year.

What I’m Listening To

This week I haven’t really been in a TV kind of mood, I get like that sometimes, so there is nothing in particular that I am watching. But since I like to have something on while I stitch, I’ve turned to audiobooks this week. It is nothing new for me; when I was working part time, I used to listen to audiobooks in the car. My preference for obtaining audio books is to borrow them from my library. There is a great app called Libby that I use on my iPhone. It connects to my library and I can borrow the audiobook and play it right through the app. Right now I am listening to Mary Poppins by P. L. Travers, narrated by Sophie Thompson.

Mary Poppins is one of my favorite childhood stories and I think I was feeling a bit nostalgic when I chose this book to listen too. However, I am surprised and I fear that my memory of the story is strictly from the movie. The book is very different and I am loving it! Not only is the story wonderful, but Sophie Thompson is superb at the narration, significantly increasing the entertainment level.

Highlights

This week I managed to finish my tidying up process for my crafts and related categories, loosely based on the Konmari method from The Life Changing Magic of Tidying Up. In the future I may do a blog post specifically about my tidying up journey, but in the meantime, my goal was to clear out my craft closet, discard all items that do not bring me joy, and increase the amount of available space in the closet. Not only did I accomplish that goal, I feel I surpassed it. The craft closet now contains my craft supplies, my stuffed animal collection, my back support cushions, our puzzles and games, my videos games, and my work out supplies. This has cleared a great deal of space in other areas as well.

That’s all for now I hope you have a great week and thanks for taking the time to read my post.

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