or maybe 9 or 10......of being sick and officially FED UP with this. I say day 9 or 10 because you know when you start to get sick but don't recognize it? Think it is allergies; think working outside in the wind all day is the reason for the earache. I went to work for about 3 hours yesterday before my boss sent me home.
Today I am feeling somewhat human and can't possibly watch anymore episodes of Criminal Minds or Law & Order SVU, I got my camera out to snap a few pictures of progress to share.
With these extra days home, stitching between coughing and napping I think I will manage to meet my self-imposed deadline of April 30th by finishing off these two. I need to pick up some floss to make the cording to finish the smalls on the Icelandic Christmas. The floss is on the list for retreat this weekend. I hope to attempt the finishing on the board. I am feeling somewhat guilty that I am taking off for two days after only being at work for less than 3 days in two weeks. But this has been on the out of office calendar for months and I'll just have to get over it!
I am so close to completing Christmas Tree Farm by Victoria Sampler.......When I was about 95% completed, I broke the rule of stitching first, beading second just because I needed a change.
And the 'frogs' have come to visit. The frogs are from a change I made......some of the white bands were stitched in #8 perle cotton and I felt it was too heavy so I changed it out with #12. Bored much with all this time on my hands? I think yes.
This one has been in my stash forever. I was intimidated to start it and when my EGA started a Never Been Stitched challenge this year, I knew it was time. The leaflet, linen, silks and beads came kitted up. I did change out some of the tree colors along the way because the silks did not show well on the blue. It worked up relatively fast and I think I made it all the way to the last band before I messed up something and had to do a bit of compensating stitches.
Just need to cross over that bridge to grandma's house and I will be done!
I am off to search projects and make a decision of what to take with on retreat.