As I mentioned on Monday, I was able to get back to stitching on Baby Garden. I am close to finishing this row, and then I have one row left. Woohoo!! I will be so glad to finish this one. The little squirrels, their heart balloons and the birds are over one. I had hoped to get some more stitching in on this last night, but I didn’t get home until 8:30, and it was almost 9 before we had dinner because of that. So, I was pretty worn out. This afternoon I am going to have my eyes checked (just routine), and they’ll probably dilate my eyes, so I may not be able to stitch tonight – we’ll see how long it takes to wear off.
Last night was a lesson in not having an attachment to an outcome in a situation. I had my two-month fitness evaluation at the gym. Well, the person that I had the appointment with, the one who did my last two evals, was busy and so someone else did the eval. The problem I saw with this was that he probably wouldn’t measure me in exactly the same place as the other guy. Well, then we discovered that the measuring tape they had been using was stretched out, so the readings were wrong. So, my measurements last night showed me having added like 1-2 inches from all of my last measurements. I was so frustrated and disappointed by the time I got home. Buy Eric reminded me that the best gauge of the progress I’m making is how I feel and how my clothes are fitting. He said that those two things are more important than what the scale says or what the tape measure reads. So, I am trying to let go of my attachment to the numbers and my frustration because of it. Good lesson to learn. Funny, that this sort of thing is what we discussed in my class on Monday – not being attached to the outcome. Timely.
Anyway, I am glad to be back on track with Baby Garden, back on track with working out again after being sick, and back on track with blogging. I haven’t mailed out Kathy’s RR yet, because I want to make sure I know who I’m supposed to mail to. We had a person drop out and then another join, so I want to make sure I know what I’m doing. I’m also in the midst of getting caught up on reading blogs. So, continue to bear with me…I’ll get there!
Quiltorstitch tagged me on her blog for the following crafty meme:
1. When did you start to create and make craft? I think I have probably always created and crafted – at least as long as I can remember. My grandmother (also a Leo) was very crafty and creative. I remember making jewelry and thumbprint animal drawings with her when I was very little. I believe she taught me to cross-stitch and my first projects were pre-stamped tea towels. No idea where those are now. I also learned how to iron on those tea towels (which would explain my issue with ironing anything other than a flat piece of fabric).
2. Why did you start creating? I think it just has always been a part of me – that drive to create. I feel it in crafting, writing, dancing, etc.
3. Why do you create? It’s what I do.
4. What do you create? Cross-stitching, knitting, quilting, beading, painting, drawing, sewing (home decor, not clothing), bath products, poetry, short stories, dancing, scrapbooking, punch needle – did I forget anything?
5. Has this changed since you began crafting? I tend to get excited about new crafts all the time – so I am constantly increasing my reportoire. I really want to learn rug hooking, and get better at my knitting so that I can make socks. I want to learn how to sew clothing. I’d love to do some crazy quilting. I’d like to write a book. I’d love to make jewelry and combine it with my painting. I’d like to try my hand at quilling too and making ATCs (Artist Trading Cards). So much I want to do!
I am supposed to tag five other people for this – I’ll let you tag yourself if you would like to answer this. Also, thank you so much to all the people that have given me the You Make Me Smile Award. I really appreciate it, and I’ve tried to thank each of you when I stumble across it on my “great blog catchupathon”. Thank you!!
And finally, here are some photos at Valley Forge from our Philadelphia trip.
I am grateful for a lesson learned.