Like the Queen, I've been out of commission for awhile. The new job is great and the new commute is fantasic! Instead of 2 hours one way, I've got it down to just about 1 hour and 15 minutes each way. I have reclaimed 90 minutes per day or 7 1/2 hours a week - which is like a whole day! I feel like I'm starting to get some of my personal time back. And while the commuting time has reduced my crocheting time, the time will be better spent on the treadmill - which I need to buy when they go on sale.
But not to worry - the New Year promises to be full of all things crafty! I've got photos to share of my spending spree at Joann's and my new sewing machine. I've also got a few crafty resolutions to share. But for now - I've got to finish the Christmas presents that aren't done.
It's true - I didn't finish the blanket for my brother-in-law's girlfriend. It's not even close to being done but I'm not stressing about it. I crochet to relieve stress, not create it. And I don't want to infuse bad vibes into the present. So I'm bringing it up to Beantown to work on it. I'll present it to the giftee unfinished with the promise that it will be finished soon and shipped to her when it's ready. I've also got to make a few wine charms (materials also packed for the trip) which I have never made before (wish me luck!). And girls - I'm making wonderful progress on the coasters. I'm also planning to make coffee cup cozies. How does that sound?
I'll be off the blog for another spell but promise to be back with more posts and photos. Wishing you all a blessed Winter Solstice, a very Merry Christmas (or day off) and a wonderful New Year!