It’s been quite the pathetic past couple of weeks—no finished projects. Thanks to craziness at my day job and illness I haven’t had near the amount of crafty time as I usually have and I’m about to chop what free time I have even more starting in May, when I start taking classes for a certificate program. Thankfully it’s only a 7-month program, so I’ll be finished just in time for Thanksgiving and life can return to normal. So I’ll be attempting to make the next couple of weeks of freedom super productive before I get on studying lockdown.
I did manage to finish a small embroidery for our embroidery
wall. Have I mentioned it before? I’m going to embroider small tidbits from our
adventures and hang them on the wall of our stairwell. Some tidbits you want to remember, but it doesn’t necessarily make sense to print out a
photo of them to hang on the wall. For some reason I think stitching an embroidery of it
makes it less weird and more homey than a bunch of small photos of
First up we have a tuk-tuk (pronounced “took
took”), which Nick and I encountered on our honeymoon in Guatemala.
To get into
the closest town, Panajachel, we hopped into the back of a pickup truck, but to
get home from Panajachel, we flagged down a tuk-tuk (the pickups aren’t as
prevalent in the afternoon/evening as they are in the morning). The tuk-tuks
have a small motor, two wheels in the back and one in the front, and are steered
by a handle bar (this is the funniest part to me). The drivers zip around the
mountainside roads like crazy and I remember one night ride back to the house
when I was convinced that we were going to careen off the side of the mountain
(there are rarely guardrails). While we preferred the bed of the pickup trucks,
tuk-tuks left us with fond memories of visiting the neighboring towns.
I’m waiting to hang up the embroideries until I have a few
of them finished and can better arrange them. The next item for the embroidery wall is a
funny road sign that we encountered during our Great Western Adventure. It
involves a bunch of French knots, so it may be a while until I check back in
regarding the embroidery wall!