Oh I do wish I could find a way to strike a balance between all the things I want to do and have to do. I want to work outside but than things inside slide. I want to stitch but that means things in the yard don't get done. I could find myself busy outdoors all weekend but then there is no grocery shopping and we don't eat. I have some needed website maintenance to do but than I can't stitch. Oh me oh my! No wonder I had so many things partly finished! My daughter innocently commented a few weeks ago.....is any room in your house finished? I guess it struck a cord. Trim needs painting in one room, another room has one wall with no quarter round, a new bathroom floor and new threshold are needed for the powder room, drywall repairs elsewhere, curtains need to be made for yet another room, and let's not even talk about the bedroom and closet doors upstairs that neighbor installed but never finished before he decided to divorce his wife and move away. (Geez, I guess in the case of the doors, it shouldn't be all about me!). Anyway I could fill a sheet of paper with all the "little things" that need to be finished (see below - I actually filled THREE sheets of paper!!!). It can be so overwhelming with where to start sometimes! Maybe I can tackle one a week and be realistic along the way by moving some of the chores to a list for a handy man to hire! and more important not stray and start yet another household project until some of these are done. (I hear the laughter from family)
Some more things not completed but with progress to share. Grace Mason took a giant leap towards completion. I worked solely on Grace Mason at my stitching retreat in Ocean City Maryland last weekend.
This row is not fully stitched but the major counting and placement has been done. Completion, of this row at least, is not far behind. Two of the eight of us stitching this are completed and framed. The rest of us are at about the same place.
For my semi-annual retreat, the three-day weekend morphed into a four-day weekend a few years ago and I think it may turn into a five-day weekend in the fall. (See my other blog for details). I hope to dedicate the majority of all things stitching to this piece until I can complete it.......yeh, like that is really going to happen. I am sure something bright and sparkling will cause me to stray.
Also a little to show on Penny America. Not much to show with only a few stitches in each lunchtime.
This is a fun stitch that is near and dear to me. I will keep plugging away, a few stitches each lunch hour.
Today I will do some much needed computer work and will work on putting things where they belong I the house. I'd like to know how things go so quickly from being orderly to there being so many things out of place in the house!?! Maybe that way I can strike that balance I need and tackle one household chore/repair at a time and actually run a great big fat sharpie marker line through that hire.
OMGosh! I actually made that 'to do' list. Either I do to much or I haven't done enough and created this backlog.
Thanks for stopping by. Have a great week one and all. Hopefully I will be back to share progress on all fronts soon.