Last week wasn’t my most perfect week ever.
I only had about 20 hours (total) where I wasn’t fighting a weather-induced migraine. Which led to me not eating very much or very well, and to not drinking enough water and to way too much caffeine. And to watching too many movies. Well, listening to too many movies, as I mostly had my eyes closed.
My beloved Colorado Rockies are in the depths of a terrible slump to the point where I’ve hated to even have the games on the radio (even the radio announcers seemed to be affected by my bad week – maybe they had headaches too).
I’ve been trying to kill some weeds in my backyard and they seem to be growing stronger with each dose of Round Up that I use. Which is upsetting for me because I really had to overcome my usual “I hate to expose myself and my property to harsh chemicals” instincts. To spray that stuff all over and then find that it didn’t work very well was disappointing.
What does this have to do with crafting? This is a crafting blog, after all. Well, I guess that I shouldn’t have forced myself to work on a project when I couldn’t focus very well. I got really frustrated. Nothing seemed to be working. My blocks were suddenly all twisted or not big enough. My ruler wouldn’t stay still and I kept having to re-trim the blocks. And then I lost a stack of them for a while, which made me doubt my math ability. And then I cut my finger (badly) on Saturday. Yep… those rotary cutters really are sharp! I’m fine now, and it doesn’t really hurt unless I bump it, but it is going to be a couple weeks before I can really use my thumb again.
I will go on record as stating that I’ve never had to get a tetanus shot because of a knitting accident...
Sunday I went to a lovely “Sit and Stitch” event down at Wooden Spools. I had a good time and really enjoyed the company, but I was (again) frustrated to find out that I misinterpreted directions with regards to “loose thread removal” and was being overly critical with regards to block size. Apparently, I am now at the time where I should just sew all of the blocks together. I’m really trying to accept that, but I’m still wondering if I’m going to be able to make it work. My inner “Tim Gunn” has apparently gone on vacation.
I think I might put this project into a time out for a while. Maybe if I work on something that is a little more free form, then I can get my focus back. Maybe if I do something with some different colors, it will help.
I’m also tired of blog posts without pictures, so here are some random ones to make you smile.
Sea lions in Alaska. Hangin’ out on a buoy.
Bald Eagle in Alaska, flying over some lucky person’s house!
My (as yet unfinished) Stupendous Stitching class project. Pretty Colors!
My jelly roll top, made over Christmas break. Can’t wait to do something with this!
So, this week is a new week. I’m going to focus on positive interactions with, well, everything, and see how that goes. Our weather is supposed to be much calmer, which will help. I’ve got yummy food prepped in the fridge and I remembered my water bottle.
It is going to be a good week.