Saturday, June 25, 2011

New skill - beaded crocheting

Sometimes we find knowledge and inspiration at the most unusual of places but nevertheless opportunities are not to be missed. I crocheted this lovely bracelet from some loose beads and 0.3 fish-line using No. 1 steel hook from this post here. It was pretty uncomfortable to crochet fish-line because it is very slippery and it almost cannot be done in the artificial light due to it being very transparent and shiny but end product is utterly wonderful. I'm looking forward to more projects like this.

Friday, June 24, 2011

Two color red shrug

Small vacation is coming along quite nicely; we went swimming and sunbathing to Stubicke Toplice on Wednesday and Thursday and in the evening we busied ourselves with some crafts. I finished this shrug for myself (I have already made similar small one for my offspringess and she loves it) in an attempt of stash-busting and my daughter made some beaded bracelets.

Monday, June 20, 2011

Begonia Semperflorens

Two-holiday week has started. I worked today and there's only tomorrow to go and then there will be field trips and seashore drives. I'm tired and angry and I hope small vacation will do me good. We shall see.

Sunday, June 12, 2011

Back from lunch

I took some time off blog-wise because there was so much going on.

I bought wonderful vacuum cleaner. That is really a big deal it being the first household investment since I was turning my flat into a home after my wedding. As you already know that marriage ended since than both psychologically and legally and buying this vacuum-cleaner had put an end to that feeling of "life on standby"

Second big thing was finally getting my things from the apartment I shared with my ex-husband. It was a process containing three years of mediation, divorce and custody hearings, decree nisi, decree absolute, not getting my clothes and books back, hiring a lawyer to assist in communication, writing lists of belongings I consider personal (e.g. "black boots with zipper, size 39, used"), crying and getting annoyed, finally getting approval to come into my apartment that I bought and shared with my ex, to take things I owned years before I met him, that I inherited from my grandmother or received as gifts from friends and loved ones. It was really stressful and nauseating but in the end I am again proud owner of black boots size 39 and Futura magazine collection.

Third big thing was my trip to my college for graduation ceremony. I drove there with my parents and my daughter and we attended most beautiful promotion ceremony ever. University dean spoke so lovely about life and honor and effort, my mother wore a dress she bought specially for the occasion, my father was so overwhelmed with pride his hands shook so much that all photos turned out blurred and I was moved to tears with everything.

All is well.

Things are moving forward.

I like that.