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By Crossstitchyourheart @TMNienaber

Well, I’m happy to say that I finally feel like me and the world are done with the little battle we seem to have been having.  At least for the moment.  My student teaching is over and other than a few stragglers left turning in papers I have one less thing on my to-do list for the end of the year.  Still plenty of other school work to get done in one short month.  As excited as I am about this semester coming to a close and graduation getting closer I wish I had a little more time to get all these end of semester projects finished.

Anyway, enough about the stress, now on to the fun stuff.  I have picked the big cross-stitch project back up again but you’ll have to wait until next week for pictures!  I’m also finally starting to make progress on 1Q84 although the e-book was due back to the library last week.  How am I solving this problem?  Not turning the wireless on on my kindle.  They can’t take away what they can’t find!  I feel so sneaky.  I also fill like this book may never end.  It’s getting good though.  I’m hoping to finish it by next week to have a review done.  Although if it doesn’t pan out you might be stuck reading about my opinions on Melville and Billy Budd which I just finished and analyzed for one of my graduate-level classes.

I did manage to finish something  this week.  Which is probably why I’m feeling better.  In spite of the odds I actually got something finished!

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 This was a very easy project to stitch, only took a couple of days to finish and it looks just fantastic!  I’m using it as a coaster right now, mainly because I just started setting my coffee cup on it and now that’s what it’s turned into.  I might use it as a mouse pad when I figure out where I put my wireless mouse.  Or I might give it away as a gift to someone who needs cheering up like I did when I started it.  We’ll just see what happens.  I have to say I actually managed these french knots fairly well.  I must be learning.  90% of them actually look like I meant to do them that way.

After my big project (or in the middle of depending on how time works out) I will be starting a wedding sampler for my cousin who is getting married in June.  I found a fantastic one in Cross Stitch Collection a few months back and have been looking for an excuse to make it.  Unlike most wedding samplers this one actually looks very contemporary.  It’s light, airy, and elegant.  I’m really looking forward to starting it, and I promise to post pictures as soon as it’s started.

I hope you all are having a wonderful week, do something crafty, read a book, drink some coffee, or eat a cupcake!

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