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.
We went down to Harrow for the weekend to visit with my family and have a sort-of reception dinner thing. It was an eventful few days, as usual. Lots of running around because of the varying schedules that everyone is on, but more down-time than the last few times I’ve been down.
…how pale I am, in this case.
I wear pants all the time so my legs don’t see sun. Today I shaved my legs for the first time this year, which really made the paleness obvious.
Does anybody else shave with both hands?
I have so many assignments due in the next month that I’m starting to worry that there won’t be time to finish them all. One of them is a website for Web Design, so stay tuned for that addition to this site. As well, I’ll probably redesign to match that site.
August can’t come fast enough.
This is a list of the top 106 books most often marked “unread” by LibraryThing users. The rules: bold the ones you’ve read, underline the ones you read for school, italicize the ones you started but didn’t finish. Pop a note in the comments if you’ve done this one (and help me keep the dream alive).
I just noticed that when looking at patterns from books on Ravelry, there is a link at the bottom of the page that says,
“search your local libraries”
which links to the record for the book you are looking at on WorldCat. Very cool.
This weekend has to be one of the first that I’ve really enjoyed in London. Funny, since I wasn’t even in town for half of it. Saturday me and Dean walked from my place to downtown, and spent some time in Victoria park watching the squirrels dig up the nuts they planted last year.