I did it!I survived another week 😀 That’s got to be a good thing right?
So in honour of my amazing survival skills, I plan on rewarding myself this weekend. Well not really, but it sounded good.
So to wrap up my week…. here goes.
This week I have learned:
- It is great to smile
- It’s always great to catch up with family – especially those you haven’t seen in many years
- Funerals do not make a good start to the week
- Putting an optimistic frame around things helps you to understand situations (and people a little better)
- Everyone has a story
- When you take the time to really listen to people, it creates more compassion inside yourself
- It’s fun to try out things you’ve learned on others blogs. Amy from Thoroughly Nourished Life showed me how to put a new spin on my usual breakfast smoothie with her Banana Smoothie recipe. Laurie in his Writer’s Room inspired me to try my hand at artistically altering a photograph (photo to follow), and Mr Aewl assisted me in learning how to put the Blogging From A to Z logo in my sidebar. Thank you all!
- I remembered this week, that I had signed up to do the Blogging from A to Z for the next month
- I can always spend money well and I do hope that the Boonah Girl Guides raised a lot of money with their annual Craft & Quilt show last weekend. However, I am still waiting for the phone call to tell me that I won the raffle 😉
I also learned that I am only human. After a great week of being optimistic and happy, I came home from work yesterday cranky and tired. The tiredness is a side effect from going back on my meds to help my balance. I know. I know. You shouldn’t stop stuff but I weaned myself off and the head spins had all but disappeared. Until this week when they showed up again. So I started my meds again – huge side effect: tiredness! I allowed little things to get under my skin yesterday and came home to vent to the GG. Something I promised myself that I would stop doing. So there you have it – I am human! 😀
Okay, artistically altered photo as promised.
I like daffodils. They make me smile. And that’s a good thing right?
So onto my plans for this weekend. Since the past two weekends have been pretty full-on I am hoping to have a quiet one at home this time. I’m seriously thinking about going op-shopping this morning to see if I can pick up some second hand fabrics or clothing (with great patterns) to use in some of my creations.
Speaking of which, the following photos all show my latest ‘works-in-progress’.
The latest trend for the young and nubile these days is for denim shorts adorned with lace, ribbons and buttons. I don’t intend paying $50 for a pair of shorts for the Tween when I can embellish them myself at a fraction of the cost.
I saw my very first clothes line basket last week and was instantly entranced. I bought a pattern and some washing line. I have googled how to sew them and this weekend I am going to start cutting the fabric so that I can begin wrapping the cord at night whilst watching tv.
Another new craft and I’m teaching myself as I go. There are some excellent on-line tutorials for Toothbrush Rugs. I think I’ve overdone the extra stitches in the corner and I’m learning that fabrics that fray too much are painful to work with but I’m liking what I’m doing. Off to find some old patterned sheets from op-shops to work with next.
Still working on my hexagons. I cut out and ironed on pellon to a heap more last weekend. Now they are just waiting for me to create more. I’m thinking I’ll do that tonight. 🙂
I want to make some table runners for our new table (which has remained uncluttered for 2 weeks now!). I picked up these gorgeous Japanese prints last weekend at the Boonah Quilt show to do that. (I was going to go to the HUUUGE Stitches and Craft Show this weekend in Brisbane but decided against it. I have too many projects still to make). I also bought several new patterns at the quilt show last weekend so I have enough to last for a while. Last weekend, I also sorted out my fabrics and realised just how much I have. I don’t need to go and buy any more quilting fabrics for a while. 😉
Still working on the Tween’s quilt. We layed it all out last weekend and did some measuring up. We reckon by the time we finish, it will fit a queen sized bed. Oh well! This is something that will always be used as she upgrades her bed over time.
And last but certainly not least, this weekend I plan to spend a good many hours studying.
I’m planning on a good weekend. I hope you all are too.
- Keep smiling
- Look for the positives
- Keep it in perspective
- Less worry and more happy