Changes and Crafting

I have decided that I need to make a few changes, in my life and with this blog. I started this blog with the intention of writing about my reading challenge with a few other odds and ends thrown in. Well, my reading challenge isn’t going well (but that’s ok) and honestly, I find it hard to review books without giving away the entire plot of the book. I found reading and blogging were becoming a chore, and so, along with depression rearing its ugly head and a few other reasons, I let everything fall by the wayside.

The changes I’m making in my life revolve around my health. I’m overweight and don’t eat the best, so I’m starting with small steps and changing my eating habits to some healthier ones (i.e. reaching for carrots instead of chips when I want something crunchy). As for this blog, well, I’m going to post about anything. Crafts, books, games, random things I find, etc.

With all the changes, I find the title of this blog is quite fitting. There is a new horizon ahead, and I’m reaching for it with eagerness and excitement.

Now, on to the ‘crafting’ part of the title.

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I started this cross stitch about 5 years ago. It keeps getting put aside for holidays, other projects, or just because I grew bored of it, and then buried beneath the unsorted crafting supplies and junk in my spare room. But, since finding it a week ago, I’ve made great progress. Since it’s a fair sized pattern, I broke it down into quadrants. I began with the bottom left quadrant (which is now fully completed), and then moved on to the bottom right quadrant after I found it again last week.

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When complete, I don’t know what I’m going to do with this project. I may frame it and hang it up somewhere. As of right now, I’m just looking forward to finishing it.

The next project will be one of the seven new, and geeky, patterns I got for my birthday from Etsy. I am also going to be working on a Bill Murray cross stitch for my brother, which I hope to complete by Christmas so it can be part of his gift. It’s going to be quite the project, with the finished piece (just the pattern itself) being about 14 inches by 14 inches! To compare, the current project shown above will be 5 inches wide by 7 inches tall when complete. Maybe I should get started on that one now…

Here are the links for the patterns from Etsy: Alohomora, Cheshire Cat, Feed Me, Geeky Alphabet, Take This, Turn on the Light, Zelda’s Lullaby, Bill Murray.

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