Well, hello, Monday! Normally I’m not thrilled to see you. See, I go from waking up at 8 back to waking up at 5. It’s a jolt to the system that I think you’d understand. This week, however, I’m quite pleased with you. You mark 5 days until my stay-cation starts!
First, the weekend! We had such a fun time this weekend. Saturday was Color Me Rad in Fort Worth. I was a little worried about jogging the whole way, but it ended up being way more laid back than that. My friends and I all opted to just walk and enjoy the day. It was quite humid and getting warm, so jogging would’ve just made it worse. Plus, you get way more colour if you walk. The joggers/runners barely had any!
As you can see in my picture, I looked like a colorfied mess. I don’t know what exactly happened with my hair. I am willing to bet the wind, plus getting sprayed nearly in the face with a fire extinguisher filled with pink powder might’ve undone my do a little. Still, we had a fun time. Afterward, we popped over to a friends’ place, rinsed off, and headed out for lunch.
The one project I wanted to finish this weekend was dad’s socks. I got really close, to be fair. At Employee Awards Day, I managed to finish the foot, do the heel, and get up to the ribbing, which was quite a productive day for me. Now I have about 1/2 an inch left of ribbing, so really down to the end. A good hour tops and I should be done. I just have to sit down and get to work.
But see, that’s not what I worked on. I have been on this de-cluttering kick over the past few weeks, where we get rid of all the stuff we don’t use. Turns out, there’s a lot of it. One thing is a brown dresser that I’d like to get rid of so we can turn our “time out” room into a hobby room for my crafts and Ken’s golfing and bowling equipment. While cleaning out the dresser, I found my needle felting kit! The picture at the start of the post is my weekend accomplishment. I decided red should be a heart, and so I just went at it.
The thing I love about needle felting is that you don’t have to be great to get results. My first felt project was a tiny blue bird. I think he’s adorable! After that was my zombie, and I still get compliments for him (he lives at the office). Now, the heart. It may have flaws, but I’m really happy with how it turned out.
Along the same lines as the hobby room, I have decided to commit to learning to sew. You all gave such great advice! My biggest issue is sewing straight. When I first learned in high school (home ec), I took to sewing right away. I had no difficulties at all. I even made a shirt that I’m still quite proud of, and we only took sewing for a semester.
Well, this is turning out not to be a riding-a-bike situation. Whatever I had back then is gone. So I’m going to try drawing straight, curved, and other shaped lines on paper and following that to get the hang back. This should be fun! First I just have to get the spare room ready.
How was your weekend?