I've developed a new Monday morning habit. Rather than getting down in the dumps because I accomplished/did/created/stitched absolutely nothing over the weekend, I decided that I would log on to all of your stitchy blogs and then.....pretend that I had your weekend!
So let's see what I did, shall we?
Well, I did a LOT of housecleaning and re-arranging of furniture. I scrubbed floors, made lovely curtains, and re-upholstered a sofa or two. My windows are washed, my closets are all organized, and each and every houseplant has been lovingly watered and fed.
I weeded, watered and fed all of the outside gardens, planted a few new trees, built some lovely new raised flower beds and cut bundles of lovely blooms for inside arrangements.
I shopped at tag sales, garage sales, Michael's, Borders, the Farmers' Market, and the local pet refuge center. I also went to the grocery, bank, post office, dry cleaners, and the Goodwill donation drop-off center.
I made banana bread, strawberry jam, a wonderful grilled chicken dish, and a vegetable taitan.
I made and sent about sixty-three stitchy gifts, each perfectly coordinated, lovingly wrapped, and perfectly packed for safe transport to the stitchy friend recipient. I cleaned and organized my studio, re-arranged and better situated my Happy Chair and sharpened all of my scissors. I finished three painted canvases, four counted canvas pieces, and seven cross-stitched projects that had been languishing in my WIP bin. I also taught myself how to make a Temari.
I worked out, ate well, and played fetch with Stewey until the fireflies came out.
I visited my local libraries, museums, festivals, and concerts in the park, and I swam in a lovely local pool.
I learned French.
I read eight novels, two biographies, and six non-fiction books, as well as bought and loaded my new Kindle.
I wrote letters to everybody I know and sent cards and little mementos to everybody in my book that has an upcoming birthday, graduation, special day, or new house and/or job.
OK, it would seem that we're totally off the rails here, but you get the idea of what I'm trying to do. Let me just say this: Y'all are a bunch of very busy and productive individuals! I am exhausted just reading about all of your wonderful adventures and accomplishments. Maybe you should slow it down a little and give a spinster a break, eh?
Here's what I did do this weekend while watching The Dark Knight, Run FatBoy Run, The Nanny Diaries, and Cat People: