Last week I basically did no stitching, except for Thursday night with my buddies, and I stitched a “W”. Yep, a whole “W”. Impressive, no? Friday night I went to my book club (still don’t have that stupid book finished – and for what it’s worth, don’t want to finish it). After book club I had every intention of settling in for a couple hours or so of stitching. Didn’t happen. In fact, I didn’t do much of anything.
Saturday morning, I got up bright and early to do my 3 mile walk, came home and had the intention of stitching all afternoon and evening. Not so much. I did venture out to Michael’s to buy some thread though. And I think that night I stitched a couple of words.
Sunday morning, I had the intention of spending all afternoon and evening stitching. Do you see where this is going? I hate it when I get like this – I can’t settle down long enough to stitch, read, or anything. Sunday, I did finally manage to do something productive. As you can see above, I wound all the thread I bought and pulled the rest I needed for two upcoming projects that are big thread eaters – my Teresa Wentzler Fourth Day of Christmas ornament, and The Nativity that I’ll be starting on Thanksgiving. I’m still missing some threads for both, but only a few.
I then proceeded to bake a batch of cookies for a work potluck that was today (pumpkin spice chocolate chip cookies), color my hair and give myself a pedicure. So – apparently I found my productivity groove. However, common sense seemed to go out the window when productivity set in. Let me set the stage for you. I’m coloring my hair and figure I have 25 minutes to hang out – what can I do? I know, I’ll paint my toes. So, on goes the base coat, on goes the first coat of polish. Then, my 25 minutes are up and now it’s time for me to get in the shower to rinse out my color. …. ummm…yeah. Get in the shower. With wet toenails. Brilliant. I did recover from that little disaster and my toes are now painted OPI’s Black Satin. Again.
After that fiasco, Eric made a lovely dinner and then, glass of wine notwithstanding, I managed to stitch.
Not a ton of progress, but when faced with all of my restlessness this weekend, not too shabby. I have the rest of the words to do, and two more borders, plus two little boxes inside that text box. So, we’re getting there. But really, can anyone get a lot of stitching done while watching Heroes and V? I think not. We’re going to have to start DVR-ing some boring shows.
I am grateful for last night.