Sunday, January 6, 2013

College is Back!

I thought I'd finish the page, but I didn't. That's ok. It's all about the journey, right? Right...?

So here's College before:


Ok so not much. The confetti here is immense! But it's a lot of fun and I'ma keep on going. Maybe next time around I'll have more. I'm also considering extending the rotation to 15 hours instead of 10 - at least for this piece. I'll probably end up doing that.

This past Thursday, it snowed in Texas. It was the first time I had seen snow in 21 years, and it was magical. I'm completely comfortable in saying that if I had to deal with snow on a regular basis, including but not limited to scraping my car, shoveling snow, and wearing snow-related attire, I'd probably hate it. But since it was one day and there was less than an inch of it, it was magical. I think I sat by my balcony window for over an hour, watching it fall. And when I woke up Friday morning and looked outside before the sun had come up everything was blanketed in white perfection. It glittered and sparkled and looked absolutely beautiful. Absolutely peaceful. It was truly a nice feeling, especially considering all the inner turmoil I've had since moving out here.

So what's new for 2013?

- To be kinder to myself in every respect.
- Take every opportunity to enjoy my life and improve upon it.

And what about stitching goals? Ideally, I'd like to finish College and Greek Mandala. But if I don't, that's ok too. As long as I enjoy what I'm doing, I'm ok with that.

I recently have seemed to addict my friend to cross stitching. Whoops! She started a few days ago and ever since then I get excited text messages about how she's been thinking about stitching all day and can't wait to get home to do it. And that makes me really happy :)

I got a request in the previous comments to share a photo of Handsome Helpful Boyfriend. We don't take a lot of pictures (because cameras are evil) but I have one from Thanksgiving of the two of us, and I have one of the two of us in San Francisco before we left California, so I'll share those here.

Yeah, I'm super awkward.

Happy stitching everyone, and I wish you all the best in 2013.


Linda said...

Your right Ewa. What a cute couple. Great progress on College. What a gorgeous piece. I'm glad I bought the jigsaw puzzle and not the cross stitch chart. lol


sharine said...

They are great photos of the both of you. Best wishes for an awesome 2013!

Jennifer M. said...

Very cute pictures. Good luck in 2013 on everything. Your stitching looks fantastic. :)


Pull the other thread said...

Sweet photos. College looks wonderful.

Yvon (jioya) said...

Great photo's and it is nice to know how someone looks if you read about him, thanks for posting these.
You did great on college, i know how much time confetti stitching can take.

I hope you have a great year ahead and keep on stitching!

Hugs Yvon.

cucki said...

very sweet photos..
and great stitching xxx

An itch to cross stitch.. said...

Oh wow, college is beautiful, very intricate work! I love that you got a friend into cross stitching and they can't wait to get home to do it, that's wonderful! We all feel that way. Nice photos too!

Yana Hanim said...

you look lovely with HHB :) and good luck with the college it seemed its a lot of work but I can see it will be a gorgeous one, it is already! :)

Pauline said...

Nice photo's!
And i love yourt Haed, it is a lot of work with all those confetti.

Stitching Noni said...

Lovely photos of you both :)
Well done on getting some more progress done on College - looks great. Hope you achieve your 2013 stitching goals :)
Fab job getting a new stitcher on board!! :)

Kate N said...

I've been watching you stitch this all year and always think you must be very patient. It looks amazing though and I am looking forward to when 'we' finish! Hehehe Such lovely photos too, you are a beautiful couple, and the backdrop of the golden gate bridge looks awesome.

Caitlin Jordan said...

great progress on college :D I love watching the progress. great photos :D

Anne said...

Wow Ewa! It's been so long since I've visited you (it feels that way)!! Love the photos of you and Handsome Helpful BF!! You are adorable and not awkward at all :P Great progress on your college too!!