Friday, February 26, 2016

"Olde World Map" Project - First Quadrant Done

As promised, here is a pic of the completed first quadrant! Next, the plan is to work on the upper left quadrant. We'll see how long that takes >.<

Friday, February 19, 2016

Tackling Comic Mountain

For the past week I haven't worked much on the map cross stitch but I have been focusing on organizing my mountain of comics that have been neglected. Being on maternity leave means I have a little bit of time during napping sessions to try and work on my To-Do list. A big item on that list is to clean/organize/rearrange the office. Unfortunately the office is riddled with several comics all over the place. The goal is to get all of the comics sorted into keep and sell piles and then box em up. Once that monstrosity is tackled, everything else should be easy enough to get through. The plan will be to have the Hubby help me move around the furniture and steam clean the carpet. We'll see how long it will be before its actually done!

Well... my bored nerdy self is off to tackle more comics!

Sunday, February 14, 2016

"Olde World Map" Project

I started this cross stitch project back in April 2015, worked on it for a few weeks and then put it away because I got distracted by everything involved with being pregnant lol. I decided to start working on it again the other day. My goal for this project is to try to have it finished and framed by Christmas so I can gift it to my mom and stepdad. They love all things maps so I figured they would really enjoy this when I saw it in the store.

This is definitely the largest cross stitch project I've attempted so far. It definitely intimidated me when I first opened the kit but it is enjoyable to work on. The piece is broken up into 4 quadrants and I am currently working on the upper right corner. All that is left is the border and then I will move on to the upper left corner. Here is the progress so far:

I will post a picture once this quadrant is done.

Thursday, February 11, 2016

A New Beginning...

With a new year comes a new beginning. That's what they say and that's what I'm going to strive for! The first step includes starting this blog....we'll see how well this works out :-P

This year has already given me a new beginning as a new mommy to a beautiful little girl who was born on January 12th. While that, in and of itself, has been a crazy huge change, I would like to keep the changes going. I honestly don't know why or how someone so new and little can make you want to better yourself just because they are now a part of your life.

I know its almost the middle of February, but I have a few goals I would like to attempt this year:

  • First and foremost, survive my first year of motherhood!! :-O
  • Attempt to maintain this blog
  • Complete the Couch to 5K challenge (this will probably be my hardest goal as I hate exercise)
  • Make a ton of progress on my cross stitching projects
  • Pass all the classes that I enroll in this year starting in the Summer 
  • Finish book 2 in the Game of Thrones series (another hard task considering the size of each book!)
While these goals aren't necessarily life changing, I figure they should be easy enough to not be too overwhelming if they aren't reached but satisfying if they are.

This should be an interesting year to say the least and we will see where this adventure takes me. For now though, it seems a crying baby is summoning me!