I have given up hope of finding a “real” library job in the area anytime soon given the current state of the economy. Though I will keep trying, I am going to move in a new direction for the time being and focus more on my crafts and the Bookbinding I home study course that I am doing.
With all the supplies hanging around and all the time I have to entertain myself, I shall fill the hours with spinning and dyeing yarn and fibre, creating knitting and cross-stitch patterns and working on related projects. I have been doing this to some extent but it has been a halfhearted effort and not as productive an endeavour as it could be.
I have finished watching the bookbinding lessons. All that is left is going over the textbook and finding a pair of good-quality dividers (which are proving much harder to locate than I thought) and I can start practicing with that as well.
I’ve updated the patterns page with preview images of what each pattern will look like when stitched. If you click on the thumbnail you can see a larger version. I’ll be adding other patterns shortly, and possibly giving each pattern its own page. I am also in the process of creating PDF versions of all my cross-stitch patterns so that they will be more accessible to everyone.
Lots of people keep asking me to do this meme, so I’ll do it. But I refuse to tag other people since I find it annoying when people do that to me.
I woke up at 8:50 this morning. This is early for me since my sleeping pattern is still that of a student, what with being unemployed and all. It’s very sunny today and is definitely helping my mood.
I should get on working on the theme for my site, but all I want to do is watch my bookbinding DVDs and work on Peacock Tapestry. I pulled it out on Saturday after not touching it for the last 8 months, only to realize the reason I had put it away in the first place was because I am out of some of the colours and can’t stand leaving a section not done. It’s bugging me right this moment, but I’m going to do my best to ignore the feeling and see if there are any more colours I need before going to the store.