JACK! The Navy Jack that is!!!
May 31, 2002 it was directed that all Navy ships display this flag during the War on Terrorism. There is some interesting history concerning this flag that I believe isn't widely known. This was the first thing that came to mind for the "J" picture. I wasn't exactly sure of it's history, so I thought it would be a good thing to highlight on my blog.
I feel like I'm behind on my projects...I worked on that filet piece with the butterfly motif, but was unhappy with the pattern outcome that I pictured a few days ago. This weekend I changed it, so I'm restarting that piece. It was going to be a shelf liner, but it wanted to be a small wall hanging for my 'powder room'. The choice was to either snip or rip out. I did the former...so I can post the comparison later.
My other project is the 'canteen bag' that will be felted. I've realized my delay is based on my lack of confidence of grabbing the seams of both panels and knitting around. Seems very straightforward, but my mind if tripping over it.
I bought a "Project Planner" notebook from Target. Other than the fact I'm in love with different type notebooks depending on their style....Target has some really cute ones- I end up every time walking out of that store with a cute one! Presently, I use a bird journal (bird on the front and in the corner of every other page) that I purchased from Micheal's. It's sufficient for journal-ling about different projects, but I was thinking this "Project Planner" might help with time frame issues! We'll see....
Things have been going nonstop lately and my DH is gone all but five days in June, so I feel the need for SIMPLICITY. LIMIT some things, INCREASE some things-just an overall pondering of ALL things. There has been some changes in 'rotations' with my DH time here, so new thoughts on the horizon - 6-7 months earlier than before. A lot of alone time...time to brace, reflect, meditate here in Golden Oasis ...and perhaps there will be a project explosion....not an implosion as in the past!!!! (hey, that was pretty good...I just made that up!)
....of course, I must add, I'm having withdrawals....as DH left this morning at a wee hour, I came home (didn't want to leave the truck down there for any extended length of time) I took out the TV guide to plan the evening shows and it hit me...it's over...it's all over.... THERE'S NOTHING ON! "Apprentice", but that isn't until next week. Time for a trip to the library for some DVDs....yes, I'm el cheapo, but the Mission library (or others -just search online, call and they will send to local library for pick up) usually has a nice collection of new ones. Why pay when you can check out for free??? So, anyone with some suggestions for a lonely wife while hubby is at sea would be appreciated!
Finally, there is a little somethin' I must confess that is eating my time away! I've been trying to run a railroad! Yep, Railroad Tycoon 3! No sand box mode here, I'm doing the scenarios and controlling the balance sheet...or at least staying in good terms with the stockholders! A little know fact about me is that I love railroads- from the engine to the cute little buildings. I can't believe I'm going to admit this, but I'm in competition with my 9 year old son (10 in a couple of months). Yesterday, he surpassed me at maintaining positive company earnings for his railroad...the only thing I can conclude is that I'm having a rougher time because I've chosen the "Go West" time frame in the US and he had a more modern time in South America. From geography to history lessons, from learning about stock to budgeting- this is just some GOOD STUFF!!! So there, now you know the truth why I'm not getting my projects completed!