For stitching, I continued work on my Jeannette Douglas Stitching Treasures until I got to the all the over one stitching. Over one is not so easy to do at lunch at work.
I called in reinforcements from my sewing room. This should help me with the over one stitching.
I picked up another piece from my guild challenge pieces only to quickly be put off by all the Algerian eye stitches. This is a reproduction sampler from Chester County Historical Society. My path forward is to tackle one letter in eyelets and then stitch regular cross stitches elsewhere within the sampler and then back to another letter and so on. The cross stitching sections can easily be done at lunch at work. That's my plans as of right now.
So much for my plans to stitch on one piece until I could complete it. There seems to be a pattern here. I stitch 90% and hit a wall. Do I have no self-control? Am I afraid to finish and have to go to the framer's?
Just three rows of Algerian eye lettering and I won't be planning on stitching an Algerian eye for a long time!
My sinus and ear infections are on the way out with a grindingly slow pace. Still that nasty clearing of the throat thing going on. I will be forever grateful when this is gone.
Work has been demanding lately with more than a couple of extra long days and Saturdays. We are in the mist of year-end financial reporting, compiling our Annual Report to shareholders, preparing the silent auction for the local Heart Ball Gala next week and answering interrogatories from the Public Service Commission. But I have a job and a way to get there even if this week it is via a crappy car.
Our weather this winter has been seesawing between unseasonable mild to brutally cold. Today it is in the low 60's; this time last week I was thawing frozen pipes with a space heater. I am starting to get the itch to want to be out in the yard. That is always invigorating!
So that is my life in a nutshell. It is going to be a long week driving this wind-up tin can of a car I have but I am thankful everything is covered by insurance. I am thankful I have stitching alternatives. I am thankful to be done physical therapy. I am thankful for great friends, stitchers and non-stitchers alike. I am thankful spring is just around the corner.