I seem to be in the go to work/come home/go to bed/get up/go to work rut with a meeting or dinner or three wedged in every now and again. Not even stitching on a regular basis! What is up with that? All is in a dither in our world when we don't stitch regularly.
I do have a tiny bit on progress on Grace Mason. At one time I had her in 'time-out' but now I fear she may want to run away from home if I don't get my needle in motion! I am enjoying this piece. I just am not dedicating the time to it.
I can post some tiny progress on another mission I have been on. Since July 1st, I have lost 15 lbs as of this morning (in disbelief, I actually got on and off the scale 3 times). Trouble is, I can't see it when I look in the mirror. Must have lost it in my ankles or wrists. I actually believe that I will wake up one morning and find it has all been a malfunctioning scale and no pounds have been lost. Not doing anything special - portion control, more water, using the stairs and not the elevator, parking further out in the parking lot, keeping busy around the house and not flopping on the sofa when I get home. I'd like to loose another 15 lbs by next July but with the holidays and a cruise in January, I will be realistic in my ridiculousness and simply hope I don't put all 15 lbs back on!
Here is my wool piece that I take to work to sneak in a few stitches at lunchtime. I made a nonchalant comment at work that I bring it because it is mindless work. While you and I may think it mindless, non-sewers find it as foreign and difficult as I view learning to write in Chinese! I am humbled by their Ohs! and Ahs! at what I think is nothing special....just keeping my hands and mind busy. I think we stitchers never give ourselves the kudos we deserve so give yourselves a collective pat on the back!
I hope to finish the stitching this week and then we will see about the 'finishing'.
OK, busy weekend coming up.....I hate to even admit this.....I think it is time to actually bring out the Christmas decorations! OMGosh, I have never been this far behind in decorating OR shopping. I just haven't been in the mood to lug it all out. By now, all the trees should have been done, all the shopping completed and presents at least halfway wrapped. Where did the time go? I guess I'd better get focused or I will be called Mrs. Grinch!