Of Embroidering, Knitting, Crocheting… and Working

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I really like my job. Some years ago I made a choice, and I really chose my job. I am a teacher. Before this, I had worked in two factories, in the export sales offices. Maybe I could have had the chance to climb the ladder, or not because I am always a woman and, all around the world, women seem to always have to make a choice: family or a really good paid job. Anyway, I don’t want to talk about it now.

The fact is: I would like to push the ‘pause’ button. Unfortunately, I have so many hobbies and I miss them. I like embroidering, knitting, crocheting, reading books… Maybe I was born in a different era and then I was ‘time moved’ to 2018. When I was in the High school, I was considered a little bit strange, due to the fact that I so much loved those (so considered) feminine/ladies’ pastimes. wool-480550_1920

To be honest, I used to so envy those women that could keep on knitting or everything else. And this because of their wealthy conditions, mainly. They don’t need to go to work, they have the possibility to stay home and knit and read as much as they want.

But now, I wouldn’t really give up my job or my personal independence, even if I don’t earn a huge salary. Only, I am so tired, that I would like a year off, where I could devote my time to my hobbies. It would be so nice to wake up in the morning and knit. The next morning create a new curtain. And so on. But with the certainty that after book-1760998_1280one year of rest I would go back to my beloved working world.

I am only a bit tired.

 

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Embroidery ~ A Magic Handcraft Growing

One of my favourite hobbies is embroidering, specifically the so called ‘punto antico‘ and the Hardanger technique.

The magic of this art is that you actually see your works growing little by little till you can see the end of them. Maybe after some months or even years. It depends on how much time you have. It is always stunning! It gives me such a pleasure and I feel really confident and happy with my results.

Here below you can see the growing of one of my Hardanger kitchen table runners. Next summer I am going to work on my bathroom curtains. I am already excited about it!

 

 

My Letter D

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Having a walk is relaxing and it makes you feel alive. Rule 1 is not to think, just breath and observe the landscape. And meet new friends. Yesterday I went walking and along my path I met a looot of new friends. Here where I live it is compulsory not to let your dogs out of your home garden,  except they are kept on a leash (I believe it is a world well known law). When they sense or see a passerby they start barking,  but usually after some warning barks they turn out to be sweet and friendly.  I love Them!

This is my contribute to Letter D for Cee’s challenge.

Meet my friends!

Enjoy,

Dom

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Inspired by Cee

This is my previous post about Letter C https://thesleepingreadingbeauty.wordpress.com/2017/03/09/chairs-and-a-cup-of-coffee/

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