Wednesday, March 31, 2021

Knitting, Cross Stitching, and Reading On

 Hello Friends,

I hope you are doing well. It has been awhile since my last post! I have been busy with work and learning a new task to handle. I am enjoying the new task and hope to stay on longer. I have also been busy knitting the baby blanket called the Simple Lines Baby Blanket by Heather Tucker on Ravelry. I have only 3 more rows of squares to knit until the piece is complete. I can't wait to be done to wash and block it in time to gift it to my sister before her baby is born.

For cross stitch updates, I have started cross stitching the outlines of the leaves at the top of the pattern. I really like how it is turning out. I am enjoying this new hobby a lot, and like that I found a tutorial on this exact cross stitch kit online to help me along. I got this cross stitch kit from Michaels and it will say "I can't adult today" when it is complete.

I am continuing to read The Midnight Library by Matt Haig. I am really enjoying it so far, and my sister read it recently too and liked it. I am still reading Lean in by Sheryl Sandberg as well and reading it bit by bit will try to finish it soon! 

This past weekend, Liam and I played a game called Exit. Last year, I shared that we were trying out another escape room game called Unlock. It was fun, but we could never actually finish the game. It was so hard. This game was easier and the one I bought Liam for his birthday is level two skill and called The Sunken Treasure and we finished it. Just in case you are also looking for a two player game to play while stuck in quarantine, this is a good one to try out! What are some other games you enjoy? I want to get some more, Patchwork looks interesting and Sushi Go.

Joining along with As Kat Knits for Unraveled Wednesday! They Link up every week to see what other bloggers are working on.

Thank you for stopping by my blog today! I am really enjoying the warmer weather and starting to go on more walks again. It feels so much better than those close dark months of Winter with Covid. Looking forward to brighter days ahead! 

Have a great day!

Thursday, March 18, 2021

Baby Shower, Knitting Baby Blanket, and Reading On

 Hello Friends,

I hope you are doing well. This has been a busy week, and it has just been busy these past two weeks in general. Last weekend was the baby shower for my sister and it was fun. I enjoyed hosting the virtual baby shower on Zoom, and it was nice giving her the gifts that have been in my living room for weeks. I did not get to give her the baby blanket in time. As you will see, I was not close to being done. I did tell her that I will be giving her another gift soon. I ordered the cupcakes below from Sullivan and Bleeker baking Co. in Toronto, and they were delicious! I love all of the baby shower details on the cupcakes and my sister most importantly love them too.

I have been making some more progress on the Simple Lines baby blanket. I hope to be able to gift it to her for next weekend. I will be knitting a lot in the next couple of weeks. I plan to wash it and block it first before I gift it to her.

My cross stitching hasn't made an appearance in awhile. I have added a bit more to the canvas. I started on the flower petals above the letters now. 

I am finished reading Didn't See That Coming by Rachel Hollis and what I did see coming, was that I didn't think I would like this book... and I didn't like it much. I didn't feel that motivated to read it, but pushed on. I like her other books better and recommend picking those up. This one felt very much like her opinion and not really backed by research and that she was just talking sometimes. It felt a bit disorganized with no purpose. I am still reading Lean In by Sheryl Sandberg.  This is a great book and so motivating, and I enjoy reading it. I am starting to read The Midnight Library by Matt Haig. I bought this book recently after reading great reviews on Good Reads last year. I am so excited to read it. 

Joining along with As Kat Knits for Unraveled Wednesday

Thank you for visiting my blog today! Even though life feels busy right now, it feels so good to slow down and to reflect on here about the things I love most, family, knitting, reading, and now cross stitching. I hope you liked today's post and join me again soon. 

Have a great day!

Friday, March 12, 2021

Knitting the Baby Blanket

Hello Friends,

I hope you are doing well. I have been busy with work and also knitting the baby blanket. I am preparing for my sister's baby shower this weekend! We will be having it on Zoom, so that will be different and much like my bridal shower. 

I have knitted more of the blanket Simple Lines Baby Blanket.  I am hoping to have it done by Sunday in time for the baby shower to give to my sister as a gift. I will basically only be knitting the next few days.

I am still reading Didn't See That Coming by Rachel Hollis and Lean In. I finished listening to the audiobook No Hard Feelings by Liz Fosslien and Mollie Duffy. It was so good and I learned a lot of helpful tips for the workplace. I started to listen to the audiobook That's What She Said by Joanne Lipman. I like having an audiobook to listen to on my weekly drives to pick up groceries for inspiration.

Thank you for stopping by! I heard this week we are getting more vaccines and some people I know can now quality. It is exciting to think that we can all be vaccinated this year. We still have a ways to go, but we are moving in the right direction. I can't believe it has been a year of the Coronavirus now and we have somehow held it together. I hope you are all doing well and staying safe!

Joining along with As Kat Knits for Unraveled Wednesday.

Have a great day!

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