And so much to share. I guess we finally got in the vacation groove in time to go back to work! But, it’s only one day of work and then the weekend.
I mentioned yesterday that I interviewed someone for our team last week, and am so pleased to report that she accepted our offer and will be joining us very shortly. You know, my work situation has been awfully bad for over a year, and I’d say if I were truly honest, closer to 2 years. Bad enough to look for other jobs, bad enough to leave everything I’ve worked for in the past 12 years. That’s pretty bad. But, I can now see the situations improving, and even knowing they’ll likely improve has got me feeling so much less stressed!
How did this impact my crafting world? Well, I quit trying new things. I quit knitting sweaters, or more complicated stuff, because I just didn’t have the mental bandwidth for those things. Simple knitting and spinning were par for the course, punctuated by a few more complicated projects that stretched my brain a bit, but weren’t actually learning new things.
I started a brand new to me project this morning. Not knitting, weaving, spinning, or crochet. I’ll show it off when I get finished, hopefully tomorrow. How’s that for extra bandwidth? I mean, I guess you could say this is vacation talking, but I’ve had multiple other vacations over the past 2 years and haven’t really been able to do anything new during them.
Let’s check in on the galiano vest, shall we?
Much progress was made. We sat down last evening to watch There Will Be Blood, I’d forgotten just what an amazing movie it is. And, I was able to knock out some serious rows. I just began the increases of the body shaping.
And shall we have a tiny look around the yard? Let’s start with Mr. Ink’s projects. He’s been meaning to make us a firepit/landscaped section for an awfully long time now. He finally began. Prior to vacation he spray painted a rough idea on the lawn, and then set about killing the grass.
Miss Butterfly and I joked that he was clearly decorating for easter, it just looked like an easter egg to us. Thankfully what we see and what he sees are very different things.
After a bunch of work yesterday, we now have an actual pit. And apparently our own little stonehenge. He put poles in the pit because he already fell in once. I appreciate the safety measure, as it’s straight out from the back door, where I take Lizzie out in the dark.
He’s worked beyond the easter egg because he decided to make that section larger to accommodate my choices in evergreens that he purchased for me as a surprise. But, now we wait as he needs to purchase more rocks, and he’s working on another project right now. Also, he needs to take my car in and get an estimate for the woman who hit it the other day.
In other yard news, my new rose is just amazing. I mean, it’s gone from this tiny little plant to larger than my old established rose. And it’s stems are beautifully thick and healthy. Mr. Ink thinks maybe he has gotten the hang of roses, and if so I plan to have him use that knowledge some more.
A before and after photo.
That’s about it from around here! I guess I should get myself up and around and get some chores done before I head back to crafting and puttering. Hope you are having a great week!