|July 28, 2016|
Next? Well, we're half way through the year, and I realized I've done a lot. But I want to do MOAR!!! I don't know if it's really all that possible, but I'm gonna try. And dream big, right?
So here's what I'd like to accomplish for the rest of the year, or is basically my rotation:
- Egyptian Sampler - Finish it!
- Fantasy Sampler - Finish it!
- Freshwater Pearls - PROGRESS!
- Deco Spirits - PROGRESS! At least one more panel.
My work rotation (because I'm just going to stitch in my free time at work, when I can, assuming I don't get a new job, which I'm hoping for):
- Triforce of BadAssery - Finish it! (this is something I'm stitching for a friend and his birthday isn't so far off)
- Desert Sunsets - Finish them!
- Biltmore - Start *and* Finish it! (I need to find fabric for it, I'm not using the aida from the kit)
I am giving myself full permission to DROP ALL THAT SHIT in December (or maybe over the Turkey Day holidays).
Why you say? Because for the holidays I wanna have fun, which means:
- Stitching ALL of the Just Nan mice that I have not done.
- Stitch the new Game of Thrones pattern I just bought (it's cute, and very simple).
I get two days off for Christmas, so I should get a bunch done unless I'm engaging in obligations with the SO's family.
I don't waste vacation time over Christmas because I'm "essential" and my family is too far away to make a short trip worthwhile, and while I'm at it, let me get a little rant out:
I'm a little cranky that the University is engaging in what I consider shenanigans. We have four of five days (between Christmas and NY) as paid holidays, but due to the nature of our work, we will be working two of those (I don't mind, I get what's called "Equal Time Off" and I'd rather use that for vacation I choose). The fifth day, the university is "closed" and *all* non-essential university employees aren't allowed to be here, but people must use their own vacation, which I think is unfair. "Hey, you're not allowed to be here, but you have to use your own vacay not to be" is uncool. Me? I have to be here. Doing very little, but hey, a warm body must be here in case of emergencies (which have happened) and my coworker will be out - she does a charity thing, and I honestly don't mind, so it's a perfect pairing. So there's my little rant: I'm sorry non essentials, that you get dicked over, and only by the grace of a boxed checked somewhere on my employment form do I get to be here and get paid without wasting leave, *and* get to hang out during a couple of holiday days for some free vacation time. Yay.
That digression aside:
January 1, I'm going to start Namaste, and I'll try to stitch straight through that (I might consider alternating motifs and Deco Spirits panels). And then I'll revisit goals and rotations. Hopefully I will have made progress on the above.
I have plans for the new year, but I want to clean out more WIPS. And I purchased a bit from the PTP sale, luckily those fabrics are for bucket list/future things like Amphitrite by Mirabilia (well, they call her Aphrodite, but they're wrong).