I feel like I’ve been a bad blogger lately.
I’ve been reading all of my favourite regular blogs (and some great new ones) but not commenting much, if at all, on any. I’m behind in posting my trip to Ireland and have a few other posts that have been simmering in my thoughts to write – but I simply haven’t been able to find the time to sit down and write. I try not to feel too bad though and to remind myself that this whole blogging thing, well – at the end of the day I do it because I enjoy it (and have met some really awesome people both virtually and in real life because of it). And as soon as I start to make it stressful – it’ll stop being fun. So I take a deep breath and remind myself that it’s okay not to post several times a week. I try to maintain a certain standard of quality on Chronicled so if it’s ever a choice of quantity vs quality – quality will win every time.
At any rate, my excuse is that I’ve been busy. Super busy. And things don’t look like they’re about to slow down anytime soon. Apparently, we’re heading into one of the busiest periods of the year at work (if not the busiest) and since I’m still kinda new – I’m kinda just bracing myself for it all and trying to be as proactive about things as I can be…which is quite difficult when I don’t really know what to expect. Add to that trying to have a social life, two photo shoot opportunities that have come my way that I’m looking forward to, finishing up the editing on the wedding I shot in Ireland, upcoming bridal showers to attend, birthdays, apartment hunting…well – my plate is essentially full.
Yet despite this I’ve become consumed with trying to learn how to work my sewing machine I bought at least 2 years ago and have never really learned how to use. Last night after watching several YouTube tutorials I successfully threaded the bobbin, threaded the needle, and sewed a straight line on a piece of scrap fabric. Success!
Then something went wrong, the lower thread disappeared, the top thread became loose and I got so frustrated I wanted to throw the machine into the wall. I think I’ll have to take one of those beginner sewing classes (specifically the ones that teach you how to sew a cushion cover) because as much as I pride myself on being able to teach myself how to do things…sometimes you just need someone there that you can ask questions (like “where the heck did the bobbin thread go?! is the thread supposed to sit under, on top of, or between the fabric?!? how the heck do I get this zipper foot on the machine?!?”)
In other exciting (?) news, I bought a bed frame. It’ll serve as my in-the-meantime frame until I get the one made that I really want – but considering I have no bed frame right now should I find the right apartment – a $75 investment for a queen sized frame seemed a small price to pay. Seriously, $75 guys. On sale. Major sale. And it’s actually not bad as far as looks go. So yeah, if it takes some time to get the one – which I’m sure it will – I’m okay with that.
And even more exciting news I found my Brass-O that I’ve been looking for for the past few days and shined up some of my recent and not so recent (the hammered vase) thrifted brass finds. I also used some danish oil to buff and shine a set of 4 small teak bowls I recently thrifted for a whopping grand total of $5. From dull and lack lustre to shiny and reflective. I like.
Don’t forget, if it ever gets a bit quiet over here you can always find me on twitter and instagram – @kayinto for both.
Have a lovely weekend!