Sharing My World 6/26/2017

What goal are you working on now? Your goal can be something fun or extremely serious.  Have fun with this question.  So, I don’t have a goal. I rarely do.  I very much live in the now… and have for most of my adult life. On the very few occasions that I’ve made goals and worked towards them, life has come up and slapped me in the face and said, “This is what I think if your goal making plans! hahahahaha!”  One such goal was to open a shop and sell stuff, one of those things being repurposed yarn.  I wrote about that on my other blog.  Of course, that never happened because… reasons. But that left me with a lot of yarn that wasn’t repurposed. So my tentative goal is to make stuff with that yarn. I’ve finished a few things. Right now I’m working on a shawl… I mean, is anyone surprised by this? ^_^

squareSo anyway, a long time ago… about three years back, I was inspired to make a blanket. A pieced blanket. And I crocheted a bunch of the squares pictured to the right. Like a bunch of them. Enough to make a blanket even. I actually got to the point of edging a good deal (almost half) of them in white. They would have all been edged in white for the sake of consistency. But somehow, I lost steam and they sat in a box — it’s called my Box of Shame — for three years and never got made into a blanket. I pulled the box out every once in a while and looked through it whenever I got the urge to finish projects, but I never could bring myself to finish it.  So there it sat… unfinished.  Anyway, when I was looking to take a break from the blanket that will not be (see previous post) I thought to myself, why not make a rag shawl from these bits and bobs?  And so I did.  Anyway, it’s a square shawl based on this pattern but not actually using that pattern… just kinda based on it. 🙂  It’s not quite finished yet, but here’s a couple of pictures (modeled by the hubs):

It needs a border, which is what I’m working on right now. When I’m finished, I’ll show y’all the finished product.

So that’s the one, like, goal I have… go through my yarn stash. It’s not much of a goal, but hey… it’s something. I bought the yarn for the border for the shawl above because I didn’t have any black yarn in my stash, and nothing I had really would have worked with the colors in the shawl.

What is one thing you’re glad you tried but would never do again? I’ve actually sat here for a good few minutes trying to think of an answer to this question and I cannot think of one.  If I tried it and liked it, I’d probably do it again. If I tried it and didn’t like it, well, then I wouldn’t be glad I tried it. And after thinking about it some more… I still cannot think of a thing.

Did you choose your profession or did it choose you? When I worked, I started out as an administrative assistant, then I worked up to database management. And I was damned good at both. I knew my way around any computer program anyone could throw my way. I could format documents like no one’s business. I knew how to work any office machine in any office, anywhere.  I was not (am not) afraid of new technology, and I loved to learn the latest and greatest that came down the line.

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But damn, did I hate working in an office. It was boring as hell… every. single. day. of. the. week.  I had my work done in less than two hours every day. And no matter how much they threw at me, I found a way to get it done better and faster. I was an efficient working machine.  I worked temp most of my business career, and I often worked my way out of a job because I just can’t stand to sit idle (I’d get a job slotted to take two weeks done in less than a week).  I also abhor office politics, which is why I mostly worked temp, because it kept me out of that bullshit.

Honestly? I was damned good at my job, but I’d rather have done something else. I dunno, like teaching. I wish I’da thought of that sooner. When I was young enough to keep up with it, I did substitute teaching before my health went, and I enjoyed it.

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Have you ever gotten lost? I don’t get lost as a general rule unless I’ve never been to where I’m going before… Of course, I blame whomever gave me the directions in that case and not my own sense of where I am in the world. ^_^ And it’s better nowadays with google maps and all that. But there have been times when I’ve purposely gotten lost, just because.  Like I’d be driving along and said to myself, and whomever is in the car with me, “I wonder where this road goes?”  and off we go. It was quite stressful for my kids sometimes because they never knew where we would end up. But I was always careful to turn around and retrace my steps before I ran out of gas.  There was that one time we followed this mountain road to its end. A beautiful drive, but not a house in sight, nor a store, or a gas station… a close call with that one. ^_^   We made it out unscathed and none the worse for wear. 🙂

Via Cee’s Share Your World

 

8 thoughts on “Sharing My World 6/26/2017

  1. Jodi Lea

    I think you are my twin sister!! Not only do I have a yarn stash, but a fabric one now that I retired. At my Quilt Guild we refer to unfinished projects as “UFO’s”. My guest room must be their space station because there are SO MANY hanging around in there. My Goal for this week is to removed everything out of the closet and organize it, hopefully logically, and return it.
    Wish me luck!

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    1. Patience Post author

      I have a fabric stash too, but I never could get into quilting. I tried it, but like making pieced crochet stuff, I found it’s not my thing. My real life twin — so far as I know — never got into either yarn crafts nor needle crafts.

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  2. Marilyn Armstrong

    You and me, we’ve got a lot in common — except for the knitting and crocheting thing and the not getting lost thing. Lord I hated working in an office. I’d get so restless, I had to get outside at least for a while, just to make a break from the desk.

    And we did the same work, too.

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  3. purpleslobinrecovery

    P, girl, we have so much in common!! Every time i read a new post, I find more similarities!
    The shawl looks great! I have quilt pieces from 3 years ago too!! But, I gotta finish, not ditch it, cuz it;s for my oldest grand. Then, there;s my quilt queue, that I’d rather not talk about……

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    1. Patience Post author

      I’ll have to post a picture of the finished shawl. I put a black border on it, and that makes it look oh, so much better. 🙂 I hear you about projects that aren’t to be talked about. 🙂

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