Happy Monday, friends! How have you been? Things are good here. I thought I had this quarantine life figured out, but June was a little tough! I think I finally realized things won’t be back to normal soon, even though it appears to be an American past time to pretend that the virus doesn’t exist. I thought I was going back to work next month at the office, but no word on that. I canceled my salon appointment for this week because I couldn’t justify the risk. Husband is going to cut my hair though. I can’t stand it and I’m roughly two days from just taking a pair of scissors to the braid I’ve been rocking and SNIP.
I think it’s important to find a network of people who support you when you are feeling down and don’t shame you for how you’re feeling. Husband and my tight-knit group of Texas friends have been coming through on that front! I feel better knowing that if I can’t go out and *do* anything, I can still find projects to complete here. I need something tangible that gives me a sense of purpose, so that this year isn’t an entire void when I look back on it. I have some fun projects planned with my friends for the next several weeks that I might share here (depending on how they turn out. HAH). I’m also taking some time off from work starting this week. I’m pretty burned out, so I’m really excited to wake up and just work on some projects for a couple of days.
What else has been going on? I finally finished The Witches. I didn’t consider it a great read. It was so slow. I’m happy to put that book into my donate pile. Husband and I watched Crazy Rich Asians this weekend, which we really enjoyed! (And filled me with a desire to learn how to make dumplings!) We also watched Kiki’s Delivery Service. I have to say, it was my first Miyazaki film and it didn’t disappoint. It was such a sweet movie.
On the crafty side, I’ve been trying to finish long-neglected Little Boxes of Crochet. I just finished the Seaside Bunting box from May 2019 by Coastal Crochet!
This is where I would post a photo of the box to see what you get inside, but I received this box right before I moved last year, soooooo. Let’s pretend there’s a picture of the box here, stuffed with yarn, a crochet hook, a needle, a stitch marker, and some pretty earrings as a goody.
This was the perfect project for distracted crafting. It didn’t require a ton of counting, and I was able to work on it during episodes of Ozark or Zoom calls with friends.
I can’t say that I *love* my work on every piece of the bunting. The middle one is sewed clumsily and the seagulls look like impressionistic bits of yarn shoved into the bunting BUT overall, I do think it came out nicely.
I have to say – Apollo thought that this bunting was made especially for him. He started watching me with interest as I began staging my work in his little play area, which has the best amount of natural light in the house.
Approximately 30 seconds after this photo was taken, Apollo decided to run off with the bunting to his little bed. I decided to make him part of the photo shoot, and thanks to the power of bribery and marshmallows, I was able to make that happen.
He decided to lay his head down on the bunting, unprompted. I think it was resignation that he was never getting any marshmallows ever.
I am happy to say that this pupper was compensated fairly for his work with marshmallows.
I better get to work – have a great week, friends!