Thursday, January 10, 2013

10 DAYS of 2013

I must say I don't feel I have a lot to show for the first ten days of 2013. Being home, and not having a working car I just feel as if I should have accomplished more somehow. Actually I know I've done quite a lot of things. Books have been rotated and mostly sorted, I just don't have enough room for all of them. Movies and Music put neatly away. Oh, and I learned to make homemade tortillas, something I've been meaning to do for months, and they are wonderful!

 I re-organized my stitching supplies and that has slowed my stitching quite a lot. Also, no printer so I had to figure out how to read and mark the 2013 HAED SAL(I'm doing Mystic Garden) on the little tablet, and that took quite a lot of time. Doing it that way is really slow. Here is my progress on that:



I've also done a bit on Needle Maiden and I think on Mini Soul Mates:


And my little kitchen piece saw a few stitches:


I've done a bit of sewing, or revamping, on my clothes. I'm trying to cut things down as most of what is left of them are too big. So I forgot to take pics of all of that, though there is one of a half slip I decided to make as I need one for the skirts I am altering. Here is a quick snap I took when I had set it aside to do something else.

I still have a hem to put into one skirt and some repairs on the side slit on another to take care of. Plus my old, favorite corduroy jumper which is just huge on me, and I'm hoping to figure out how to take that in enough to be wearable.

Obviously all of this takes place around looking for a new job. It completely freaks me out to not be employed. I think I was prepared for a number of things, but not this.

Anyway, I know everyone is full of new starts and SAL's and I've been enjoying looking at all the new work and the New Year blog posts. I can't wait to see more of them. Also thinking of trying a few new things. I've never made a circle skirt or a one seam skirt and I think there is probably enough in my stash for me to do so. No floss or fabric or anything has been bought since the lay-off thing so everything must either be from my small stash or must wait.

What are y'all looking forward to this year? Planning to try anything new or go back to something you've done in the past? I know many of your SAL's have started, do you have more than one? Two? Any new charts or patterns you just can't resist? Let me know what you are dreaming about doing  this year.

That is about all for today.

Hope you have Happy Stitching Everyone!

7 comments:

Kat said...

You shouldn't feel bad. You've accomplished a lot more than I have in the past ten days. Lol.

sharine said...

You have done great in 10 days!

Monique said...

Hope your car and job situation work out soon. But you did a lot in these 10 days.

I made no goals in 2013 other than at least having 13 finishes but I have this little voice urging me to do my first (large) TW design. Luckily I don't have fabric for it right now but will definately be a start this year.

Emma/Itzy said...

That is more on the BB SAL than I have done! :) Well done :D

Karen said...

Wow! So many responses so fast. Kat, I don't feel bad, I just have all the ideas of things to do while I am at home! Thanks Sharine. Monique, thanks for the good wishes. Good luck with the 13 finishes. The TW designs are tempting, its been ages since I thought about working one. Which one has your interest?
Emma, which one are you working? I've forgotten, if I knew, there are so many people this year I can't keep up with who is doing which.

Julie said...

It sounds like you have been really busy.

Anonymous said...

Sounds like you've done plenty! It is only because you are home you feel that you should be doing more. Hopefully that will wear off soon. Meanwhile, I'm hoping things go well for you the rest of the year and you find a job you love to pieces.
I haven't set many goals this year. But my biggest one is to start working on some of those kits I've been wanting for so long. Even the largest are probably going to be quicker than the BAP's I've got going right now. There are at least 7 or 8 I've thought of but always put off, like someone will think less of me if I stitch, gasp, a kit. You've inspired me to think differently on that and there are at least 7 or 8 I can think of that I've wanted. Now I just have to choose one!