Hi everybody and whoever pops in here for a peek :) Just a quick blog update on what I've been up to for the past few days... Well... There's been some cross stitching... My interest in making the tiny little x's on a canvas has come back after some cross stitching break (boredom?). Recently, I've reached out for some small cross stitched cards projects and I'm also currently trying to finish one of my UFOs - a set of 4 sizeable Easter cards that I've been stitching for 2 years now!
With Easter over or not, the stuff has got to be finished at some point! So I made a promise to myself that I won't be starting any new big projects untill at least some of my UFOs (= UnFinished Objects) will be finished and I've got at least 5 of them kicking around! Let the UFOs land! :) In the meantime, I will allow myself to stitch only some little projects like those little cross stitch add-ons you find attached to the crafty magazines. They are quick to stitch and I won't have time to get bored :)
Today a colleague of mine, Andrea, presented me with another knitting book that has been given to me by her mum. The book is about knitting sweaters including the fair isle style, which I wish to learn to knit in the future :)
Love this set! The fair isle patterns are so pretty and they seem to be never out of fashion :)
Love this chevron top too! Uaaahh, I want one!
Really like the book as it's a good source of patterns.
Thank you Andrea + Andrea's mum!!! x x x
Last Sunday I found at Tesco a new issue of Simply Homemade with these lovely goodies attached: "stitchy" stamps, mother of pearl buttons and a supa cute metal tin for pins - love it!
Think I have a weakness for pretty tins :)
Not just crafts on my mind. Been relaxing by reading some books recently. Trying to catch up with my reading targets and mind you, the statistics are always shouting that people don't read enough nowadays. Well, I'm contributing to those statistics then :)
Currently I'm rediscovering my favourite writer - Julio Cortazar, whose unique, magical, unpredictable, whimsical and dream-like short stories as if coming from the crack between the dream and reality captured my heart forever. So I grabbed my 2-volume set of book, which is a full compilation of his stories written throughout his life and I'm relishing them again. One by one. Just before my sleep. Strongly recommended :)
I'm reading the stories in Polish as the translation by Zofia Chądzyńska (Cortazar's close friend!) is a really good one and you get that thorough sense... deep meaning better :) Nothing lost in translation ;)
On my way to work I'm currently enjoying a totally different book - "The Road" by Cormac McCarthy - a postapocalyptic novel about the world facing its last days and about how humanity fights for its survival. Spooky, a bit disturbing, yet intriguing.
Well, I guess that's all news at the moment. Enjoy your evening and thanks for stopping by. x x