Wednesday, June 24, 2015

Hello Summer!!!

It is official, summer is here. After living on the north for ten years where summer lasted just for a blink of an eye it feels like the season here has started a long time ago! I love island living! There is so much to do, sometimes it's hard to choose... I thought I will miss the midnight sun but I DO NOT! I'm having fun watching hummingbirds, working in the garden, visiting the long beach, markets, music festivals and so much more. I wish for more hours in a day.

On the stitching front - I'm working mainly on the Guardian Angel, right now on the third page. Here is a pic before and after:
 as of June 17

and today
So long my friends,
Evalina

Friday, May 29, 2015

Almost gone...

May is almost gone, time to reflect on the past and set some goals for the future.

It was a good month. Finally I have acclimatised in Port Alberni. It took me a while but now it feels like home.  In May I work a little, stitch a little, read a little and train the dog a little. Below is a progress on Guardian Angel (page two is almost done - no more confetti stitches to the end of the page!)

 before
 and after

I also have a new addition to the family

a little kitten was looking for a home and found me. His name is Ragnar. He was born around St. Patrick's Day and I was tempted to name him Clover but after watching him over couple of days I noticed that he is brave, smart and a 'tough cookie' - so he is Ragnar (like the Viking Ragnar Lothbrok).

My goals for June:

Work
 I'm self-employed working from home and I must motivate myself to spend at least 5 hours a day actually working. I think that's a very reasonable goal considering that we are taking care of MIL with Alzheimer's.

Stitching
I would love to finish page three of my Guardian Angel and have one finish from super duper starts

Reading
Same as before - a book a week! Sometimes I combine both, the stitching and listening to a book... I think that counts and it is perfectly fine.

Social Media
1. Blog more often and visit blogs more frequently
2. Learn how to host a digital class
3. Create a Facebook page for #2.

Life
I would like to go hiking more often.  In June I would like to discover two new trails. And I want to spend more time training the dog myself so my dog can understand me and obey.

So long my friends,
Evalina

Sunday, May 17, 2015

IIHF - Russians crshed!

I'm not the biggest hockey fan but I can't resist when Canadians are playing with Russians. Today they beat Russians 6 to 1 in an almost perfect game. They did not just won the gold but they won all 10 games. For that perfect score they got one million Swiss Franc worth about three million Canadian Dollars. I'm so proud to be Canadian!

So long my friends,
Evalina