Friday, February 26, 2021

Quick Update on Knitting, Cross Stitching, and Reading this week

 Hello Friends,


I hope you are doing well. I have had a busy week and that is why this post is coming to you on a Friday. Happy Friday by the way! This morning I completed my cross stitch lettering and will move onto the flowers next. It still looks different because for the letters backstitching is needed afterwards to complete them, which I will work on at the end.



I have also been knitting more of the Simple Lines baby blanket for my sister's baby. Her baby shower is coming up quick in March, so this weekend I will be mostly knitting.



I am still reading those same books, not much change for me week to week in reading. I am reading Didn't See that Coming by Rachel Hollis and Lean In By Sheryl Sandberg. I have a couple of books out from the library in my queue, so I really want to finish these to get started on a new book.

Thank you for stopping by for my quick post. I hope to share another longer one soon and visit your blogs this weekend. Take care!

Have a good day!




Wednesday, February 17, 2021

Knitting Baby Blanket, Cross Stitching, and Reading On

 Hello Friends,


I hope you are doing well. I had a great long weekend spending time with Liam for Valentine's. Day, setting up more furniture in our home, and chatting with family and my friend. It was back to work for me on Tuesday, and it has been busy. We got a lot of snow yesterday and I went out and did a bit of shoveling. I am grateful this winter that I don't have to drive to the office in bad weather. I like how my workplace handles bad weather, they always let us go home early to work from home or choose to work from home if we know in advance if there is a snowstorm. It is just nice not to have to go to the office at all during these Winter months. I am enjoying working from home and feel like I can do my job well at home. Which is a blessing during this time.

I am still knitting the baby blanket using the pattern Simple Lines Baby Blankets by Heather Tucker. I am liking how the blanket is turning out so far. I want to finish it for the beginning of March, so I have been knitting every day lately to make more progress.



I have finished more of the first part of the cross stich of the lettering of the I can't adult today cross stitch. I just need to do the t on the end of can't and the "today" part under adult in the middle. It has been fun so far learning this new skill and I have enjoyed the new challenge.



I am reading Didn't See That Coming by Rachel Hollis and Lean In by Sheryl Sandberg. I am really enjoying these books.  

Joining along with As Kat Knits for Unraveled Wednesday.

Thank you for visiting my blog today and I hope you are having a good week too. Some restrictions are lifting this week for Covid in the GTA, but not in Toronto yet. This virus and lockdown feels like it is never ending. I am hoping it starts getting better in the Summer months again like last year. Be safe!


Have a good day!



Wednesday, February 10, 2021

Knitting Baby Blanket and Reading On

 Hello Friends,

I hope you are doing well. This is a busy week at work for me. Also I have gifts to buy for birthdays, an upcoming baby shower for my sister, and Valentine's day. Sometimes It just feels like everything is happening all at once. I am enjoying the busyness of this week and feel like it energizes me and motivates me.

I am continuing to knit the baby blanket for my sister's baby due in April. I am so excited to have a nephew, it is actually surreal. I can't wait for the day to hold my nephew in my arms. It will be so special. I am also excited for him to be cuddling with this blanket I make him. I am using the pattern Simple Lines Baby Blanket by Heather Tucker. I am knitting the large blanket so it will be big enough to cuddle with and they can use it in the stroller or for him to lie down on. I still have a ways to go with it, but it is coming along. I have until March 14th which is the baby shower to knit it. I will finish earlier and wash it first before gifting it.



I am still working on my cross stitch. It is coming along. I am following a video with step by step instructions on YouTube which helps a lot. It says I can't adult today with flowers around it. I am stitching the main part of the letters now and then will do the backstitching afterwards to complete it.



I am still reading Didn't See That Coming by Rachel Hollis. She writes the book as a guide to getting through difficult times. I can see how it would be comforting if going through loss of a loved one, or something happens to you that is upsetting. It feel like a friend is helping you through it. I am looking forward to reading more. I am reading Lean In by Sheryl Sandberg. I am really enjoying this book and learning a lot about the realities of the workforce for women and how we can thrive. I think I will get a lot out of this book and apply it to my own career.


Joining along with As Kat Knits for Unraveled Wednesday. Kat runs a link up each week on Wednesdays with other knitters and crocheters.

Thank you for visiting my blog today. I hope that you are having a good week so far! 

Have a great day!



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