terça-feira, 3 de fevereiro de 2009

So, what have I been up to...

Oh yes, photos again! Let me remind you that these were taken with hubby's cell phone and this was really the best it could do. Now, let me tell you a little story:

Once upon a time (one year ago actually) I was really sad about my life. The house was messy, I felt messy myself; I didn't have the time to do anything I wanted, I didn't have time for ME and my stuff. Then, I decided it was time to change that. And so I started with the house, slowly putting it together: decluttering a few things here, organizing some things there. And then I started to breath again. But I still couldn't find the time for me and my stuff, because when I was at home I had to clean it and keep it organized. That's when it hit me like a bomb:


I have one hour and a half for lunch from Monday to Friday, and instead of surfing the net I could do something I truly enjoy. So, 3 months ago, I attacked my parents books and found these

They are from The Readers Digest, and each one has 4 stories. I already read 3 of them, but before I read the others, I came accross these

and I had to buy them. I am now reading "Nights in Rodanthe" by Nicholas Sparks. (That's the second book, in black, see?)
Remember my pot holders? After doing them I wanted to crochet some more. Since I have so much white yarn that I bought several years ago (before the twins were even born, I think) to make doilies, I went thru some of my magazines and I found one doilie that I really like. So, I started doing it.

I don't know when, but it will eventually, become this:

That's a lot of crochet don't you think? But I think it is adorable!! I want to put it on our dinning room table, I think it will be beautiful. The kids are always asking to see if it has grown some more, but I think it will take me a few more weeks (or months actually!) to finish it.

Now my cross-stitch it's a whole other story and I'll tell you all about it some other day...

4 comentários:

Lara Gisela disse...

I'm glad you are more organized now. It does help to feel much better. Even though you don't have many time left after work, you can still manage to do a lot if you are organised. I have that collection of books as well and I have read the whole collection. In fact, I have to go to the library to get some books because at the moment I cannot buy the books I want to have and I don't want to re-read the ones I have! As for your new books, I don't think I have read any of them. I read one by Nicholas Spark and another one by Luanna Rice, both were given to me on my birthday, but I cannot remember the names right now.
And your crochet work is lovely. I love crochet and I wish I could do it. I'm trying to learn but still have a loooooooong way to go. And I don't learn crafts very easily, I do have a problem with that. LOL But I'm trying hard!!!

Sandra disse...

Beautiful crochet :)

Luanne Rice is a really good writer and so is Nicholas Sparks, I think you'll enjoy those :)


Lulu disse...

glad you got your house organized..its nice to have all the clutter gone..
beautiful crochet doily, i love it..Keep working on it, you are doing a great job..My mom used to make doilies, long, long ago..

. disse...

Que bonito que está a ficar.