It's summer. Finally. I judge it not by the weather but by when I no longer need to wake Renee up for school. For us, that first day was last Tuesday. Amen.
I am nearing the end of my year of being on hold. It all started with Erick's wedding party last July and it will end August 1, when a chapter in a different part of my life will close. Literally it will be one year and about 4 days or so. As a disclaimer, Dad died in January and I have all of 2014 to handle grief, so I don't declare it all done and over with but I feel like I can move forward. Kim is feeling the same way too.
So for this week I made a list of things to get done. Not all of them will be and that is OK but I am now ready and garnering the energy to tend to my house. It's bad. Clutter and paperwork everywhere. I need to deep clean and purge and we seriously need to paint and decorate. This is the longest we've stayed in a house and we have no desire to move. So we need to get on this.
I have also committed to my health and I am starting with a chiropractor. I know some people are suspicious of their work, but I just view them as another type of specialist. As I figured, I ache all the time because things are out of whack. So now that's taking up 3 days per week after work.
OK back to crafty things. I am working on my Camp Loopy project. I am halfway through by row count and I just joined the second ball. I'm supposed to use 4. However, each RS row has increases by 4 stitches so the rows I'm doing now are using a ton more yarn. I may also make it a bit bigger because I am a larger person. I finished the red socks. I made the mandala. Yarn projects are going well. (Finishing and blocks, not so well.)
Quilting is at a standstill. I took the machine to the doctor today and it will be at least a week and the doctor is 2 hours each way. I am not sure how quickly get it picked up. That's OK. Nothing is urgent. I am thinking of cleaning up the area thoroughly. I am cutting up the scraps that are out (why put them away?) into 1.75" thimbles (the tiniest little ruler thing OMG), 1.5" x 2.5" mini bricks and 2.5" squares. I want to cut with abandon with my Baby Go cutter!
I need to rethink my 4 Fab 4's. (Yes, I have 4 going. Do not judge.) 7 or 8 are done, leaving half of them to go. I want to see what I am eager to sew and I will let myself go in that direction. I am looking forward to that time, whenever it happens. It might not be until August. I have only 1 deadline item between now and then.
Meanwhile, I have a few really old machines, including a Singer 99, to get into working order. I'm scared to plug them into my electrical despite everything looking fine. I have decided to use a power strip until I can have the plugs redone to 3 prong ones. If I can get these old machines working that would be wonderful. All 3 old machines are in cabinets.
So that's how it's going. Plugging along. And life is good.