Sunday, March 16, 2014

And Now For Something Completely Different...

This is what happens when you wander, over-tired, with a 10 year old crafty kid around Michaels...

I was thinking that she shouldn't have all the fun and it has been ages since I've done something that doesn't involve a screen.  Ooooh, pretty cross-stitch!   Easy!  ... Maybe.... Nevermind that I am the anti-perfectionist who throws instructions out the window at the first opportunity, somehow I expect to sew something that doesn't look like splatter paint.  It would be nice if it even looked like the picture on the package.

I am already screwing up. Light blue is not the same as pale blue.  Those pesky threads will not not knot!  I've lost count and made a row of 'Xs' at 21 micro-squares past centre instead of 23 so the whole design is off.  There is no way I'm going back!

Embrace the imperfections, I say.  I like the colours, no matter how the picture turns out.  I am enjoying the change of pace.  It keeps my fingers busy as I watch my hockey team plummet in the standings.  It lets me be creative beside my crafty girl and we giggle together.

It makes me happy.
To look beyond the imperfections

Sunday, March 9, 2014

Tropical Bliss

It was all I could hope for and more.  A week in the Dominican with the people I love, soaking up the sun, turquoise ocean wave jumping, lounging by pools with a rum drink in hand, escaping winter chills, peace.  Pure bliss.