Since starting work last year I have been struggling with the work/home balance. Not just with the housework aspect but with the knitting and needlework also. There are things i want to do for me, just for fun, and there are things I am doing for display at work, and there are problems juggling the two. Everything takes time and i need to divide my time equally.
I have been frustrated lately, feeling like I am getting nowhere, but all of a sudden I have come up with a few finishes. Mond you, in the strictest sense of the word, none of these are actually finished but they are close enough to be included here:
These are three stitcheries I have done for work. I class them as finished as (as far as I know...) i am not the one making them into little soft toys. i had fun stitching these, and must admit I like the giraffe the best.
I have also managed this week to finish my first sock. And yes, while I have finished one sock, it isn't truly finished until there are a pair of them. But as i had never done one before, or used double pointed needles, I am going to count it as a finish. The second sock has been started, and will hopefully be done for a gift in a few weeks.
And forgive my premptiveness of calling all of these finishes! i think when things become overwhelming it is good to sit back and take stock of what has been achieved instead of dwelling on what hasn't. I actually feel like I am getting somewhere but am determined not to begin anything else until I get a move on with the other things i have on the go. I do have some sewing planned but will have to be good and leave it be for now.