Welcome 2017

It’s 2017!

Doesn’t saying the year 2017 have an ominous negative energy to it? No? It does to me. Kind of freaked me out in December when I first said 2017. The way if flows out the mouth isn’t good. I wish nothing but good things this year, but this feeling I have hasn’t shaken off yet. Might take a couple of months. Who wants to slide into the new year with that feeling though? *derp*

I hope you all had a safe and wonderful holiday. I was off of work for awhile and definitely had some time over Christmas and New Years to get into some great stitching.

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AF4 is coming along nicely. Almost done with this top portion. One more column to go!

Lets see…resolutions for this year…I’m not sure if I have any for my stitching this year. Did I have one last year? I did make a personal resolution. I would like to just go for what I want. Not to think so much. All that thinking and holding out…for what? Doesn’t make sense. Why not take a risk? If it doesn’t kill you it’ll make you stronger.

Any resolutions for you this year?

Keep on stitching,

waffu

Fluttering Along?

Hey everyone. Still in shock over last month and trying to wrap my head around it. It’s not inappropriate to call this a “grieving” process is it? It feels like I’m grieving. Usually I’d just try to force some positivity. Not this time. I’m just going to grieve for a little bit longer.

Even after this American shock…I still found time to stitch.

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Stitching soothes the soul. There’s only 2 columns left for AF4 and then I’m done with the page and moving on down.

Besides the other, I’ve come to a personal crossroad. I’m reevaluating my career. I love my job, I do. I do wonder where am I going afterwards. Is this a career I want to continue? If so, what is my end goal? Is there even an end goal here? I’ve been lost.  I’m not too sure what I want to do. At the same time, I’ve been thinking about going back to school and majoring in Psychology. It was my major when I first started college. I’ve always wanted to be a therapist of some kind. Marriage, child, mental…I’m not sure which I’d focus, but I would like to be a counselor of some kind. I love helping people and as someone with their own mental health disorders I would definitely want to focus and help others. Especially those who feel stigmatized about it. It took me a long time to feel as if my anxiety and obsessive thinking are okay. I’m okay. You can manage them really well and it’s not because something is wrong with you. You’re just magnificently different. It’s a compliment really. Who wants to be the same as everyone else anyway? Not me. I’m not basic.

I’m just unsure. Is this what I want to do? Go back to school? I know that learning is an everlasting continuum. I’m a little lost with what it is I want. It’s a little strange for me to focus on my future. My spontaneous brain doesn’t know how to comprehend the thought change.

Has anyone gone through something similar?

By the way, I found this adorable livestream. I’ve been watching it for a very long time. Maybe August. Thought I’d share (^_^).

Have a wonderful day.

waffu

Nostalgic

I hadn’t felt like stitching this past month, but I did finish a column for the Surprise stitch.

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Here’s a bit more of a closeup to see the colors.

Surprise Up Close 2

Love these colors. This is the stitch I’ve been looking for all this time. It compliments AF4 so well. The color schemes are the right amount of opposite for me to flip between the both and not get bored. All I can say is…FINALLY!

The Surprise and AF4 stitches are my first rotation cross stitch projects. Goodness. You do realize I can stick with these for quite a while right? I mean…it’ll take years to finish. You ready for that commitment? Lol.

Holidays are a’coming. Thanksgiving isn’t very far and Christmas is around the corner as well. I plan to take a long vacation for Thanksgiving and an even longer one for Christmas. I’m excited about it because I can get in a ton of stitch time. Right now, I only can stitch on the weekends. Usually a Saturday gives me ample time to do a good lazy day of stitching. If I can plan it that way. I would love to plan it that way haha. Other things muddle the works sometime.

Does anyone have rotational stitches? I don’t plan to “plan” when to stitch Surprise and AF4, because I love the freedom of feeling like one or the other when it’s time, but I do wonder if you guys have a plan with stitching projects when there’s more than one. When’s your best time to stitch?

Leaving you with an oldie, but goodie Korean song now. Gosh, I can’t believe how long I been in the Korean music game. I feel old sometimes haha. My love for all things Asian began when I was a wee doll in the year 1996 and I was introduced to anime (*ahem* the original Sailor Moon was a must after school and Dragon Ball). Then manga, live dramas, yaoi manga, and then music. I think that’s how it all flowed. Goodness knows you can’t part me from my yaoi manga and dramas! Haha.

Enjoy your days,

waffu

Such A Shortie

Not much to say for this post. Things have been going well. I’m happy to have finished this column of AF4.

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The next column is part of the middle of the stitch. Which is where I originally started way below this top section. There’s only 3 more columns to go. Well not until I’m done lol. Just until I’m matched up with the bottom stitch. I can then start to fill in the middle of the upper-left corner of the AF4 stitch! I’m sooo excited (^_^).

Here’s my new favorite song…and yes I’m still stuck on some BTS lol. I know the names of them now. Progress. They’re also coming out with new music, so it’s a good time to get into them. Big Bang will be doing their military service soon…*cry cry*…so while I wait for them I guess BTS is a nice diversion.

Happy Stitching!

waffu

Surprise!

It’s finally here. After the many months of toiling down in the cellars and scrapping every bits I could to pay for the luxurious item, it is here!

Surprise Chart

Your eyes are not playing tricks on you. Those are all the pages of my new chart. I’m going to try not to give too many spoilers on what chart I got. For now, it’s a complete surprise. I know. It’s such an evil thing to do. MUUUHHAHAHAHAHAHAHA.

This might be a little cheat, but I had to show of my gorgeous fabric.

Wren Fabric

The fabric is big, but I did need it. Also, I buy my supplies from 123stitch.com and this was the closest I could get to fitting my stitch pattern. You might have to take a couple inches off of the height and width to equal the size for the project. I have a good amount of space on the edges.

Wren Fabric 2

This was the first time I bought hand-dyed fabric and my first time working on 28ct fabric. I really like the color and I’m hoping I choose something to pair well with the stitch. The holes in the fabric are quite visible to me too. I guess I expected to have issues with that.

Surprise Colors

Colors, colors everywhere! I got so many new colors to add to my thread box. The project calls for well over 80 colors. I’m glad project cards aren’t that expensive.

And finally…I wasn’t going to bring this project to light without showing a bit of it stitched haha.

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This is 800 stitches. I kept the needle in for possible comparison.

Up Close of Surprise

This is a close up shot because you couldn’t really see the color from so far away.

I’m very excited about this new project. I do think this is “the one”. The other stitch project I can work on when I need a break from AF4. I’ve been hoping to have a rotation. Hehe, rotation. It sounds good.

By the way….

My Threads Thus Far

My updated thread box (^_^). Something so calming to see all the colors together.

Happy Colors

Seriously, why is just looking at it like an obsession?

Speaking of obsession. I might be a wee bit hooked on a K-pop group I just got introduced to. Their name is BTS and I feel guilty for never listening to them. I’m a Big Bang, VIP, gal haha. I’m not in the dark though. I know my groups. I just know older groups lol. I don’t really keep up with the new groups. I don’t really like their sound.

Well one day, a very slow work day, I was clicking around and saw this.

I thought I was lost lol. I even said “I’m lost…I need to go back to Big Bang to get my head right”. Little did I know I found myself clicking on other videos.

It was this video that made the ship and didn’t break it (OMFG the second guy in the cop uniform gave me life. How did I even stand a chance seeing him in a cop uniform. Don’t get me started on the third guy in the glasses and office wear). I have to say, they are interesting. They have a good sound. Relatively young group. They’re in their early 20s (one of the members is 19). It shows in their lyrics and mannerisms. Still, they have me interested.

Though…I might like them because of other visual reasons than their music lol. No, no, no, no. I like their music. It just doesn’t hurt they’re gorgeous.

I’m going to dedicate a page soon to my love of Korean things. It’s not only the music I like. I am an avid Korean drama lover and enjoy a lot of their culture. I hope to visit South Korea someday and bump into an idol. *Ahem* Preferably Taeyang from Big Bang.

Lol.

What? Don’t judge me…I CAN DREAM!

*whispers sadly* I can dream.

Have a good one,

-waffu-

Stitching with the Olympics

The 2016 Olympics are here.

I’ve been so excited about this since January. I get so riled up and patriotic during the weeks of the Olympics. I watch everything. I might not know anything about the sport, but gosh golly I watch it!

I’m not a sporty girl at all. The only sport I generally follow is Mixed Martial Arts. MMA…has…been…disappointingly to me (too much doping going on and foolishness in my most loved sport) and the Olympics has lifted me up. So much greatness out there. I think of all their dedication and hard work. I think of what it took to be the best and to represent their county. Wanting to win that gold for your country. All that heart…it’s overwhelming. I support my country 100% , but I’ll still cheer for other countries (well if they aren’t against the USA haha).

I saw Michael Phelps’ last race and saw a great go down in history as still number one. I remember seeing him in 2000. It’s so unbelievable. We’ll see if he really means to retire. He seems dead set on this being it, but you never know. Still…it’s been a joy to watch him all these years and I’m glad to have been able to.

It’s a great time to be alive people

Of course I’ve been putting in some stitch time. I finished another column!

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I love the reds in her black hair. They pop so well. You can’t really see it well here, I’m still struggling taking photos of the project haha, but it does pop. I also enjoy the vivid color change because I’m soooo over the blue/green scheme.

By the way…my Big Bang obsession is on overload. I just can’t get enough of this video. The girl…random fan…she did amazing. Not to mention Taeyang looks just gorgeous! His stage voice is just perfection. Goodness. I’d have just died if I were her. This was his first solo with a woman and I just think they did so beautifully. Go her for singing with her idol and kicking ass.

Have a wonderful day!

-waffu-

Jolly July

Hey guys!

Has it really been over a month already since my last update? Goodness. (^_^).

Excitedly, I’ve been searching for the perfect place to rent. I haven’t found “the one” for me just yet, but it’s fun trying to find it. Yes, I’m renting and not buying. I’m far too unsure of my future to even think about buying anything. Not to mention I’m curious to know how my German mister, who will be now called Mr. G., and I will play out.

Haha, Mr. G this is the second time I’ve talked about you. Haha.

In all seriousness, I just can’t commit to the area I’m in. Mr. G. or not, I can totally see moving away from this place.

I did work on AF4 while away.

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Another column bites the dust. Four more…I think…to go before finishing the page and moving on down.

I’m still getting materials for the “mystery” stitch too. Wait…did I talk about that huge chart I bought? You know…the one that has over 130 colors? I did, right? Well…if not….SURPRISE!!!

Trying to get the materials before the end of this month.

Hope everyone is enjoying the summer. Omg, I just remembered my birthday is the 26. I’ll be 29. An official flip of last numbers.

Keep on stitching,

-waffu-