Last night was the first night in a while that I’ve been able to sit down and stitch. I was so grateful for that!! I was able to finish off the date row on my Baby Garden piece (and yes, I’ve covered up the date). This leaves me with two more rows, the time row and then the picket fence row. Then I am finished!!! I will be so glad to have this one done. It seems like I’ve been working on it forever (well all this year anyway).
My workouts at the new gym have been going well, and I seem to be doing better this week with the soreness, etc. Plus, I have been able to sleep the past couple of nights, so that helps tremendously. I am a little frustrated that I have gained weight since starting at the gym, but hopefully that will start to go the other direction soon!
I hope to have Peony in Love finished today (since my book club is Friday). And since I set a goal of reading three books this month, and Peony would be number two, I’d better get on it! The book is so good though, not at all what I was expecting.
And you might be interested to know that Piecework Magazine is having a contest for pincushions. Here’s a link to the info.
I received a few goodies in the mail this week. My new Limited Edition WhimZi from Just Nan, Autumn Spell came as well as a chart from a French designer that I just fell in love with. Look at it all stitched up here. Cute, no?
And I’ve been wanting a System 4 stand for awhile now. I am hoping that it will help me to stay motivated with my larger projects (like my Mystery 9) as it will keep me from having to hold a huge q-snap for long periods of time. Since the System 4 is so expensive, I’m buying it one piece at a time. This is just the stand itself, so I can’t do anything with it at this point. Not very exciting, I’m afraid. But hopefully for Christmas maybe I can get another part. My mom assisted with this purchase as part of my birthday gift. Because it is shipped from the manufacturer directly, it takes a little while to show up. But, yay! I am on my way to having a great stand!
That’s about all I’ve got for today. I know there are still two more things I’ve been promising to show you, my new sewing machine and the Philadelphia photos. Eric has finished his editing on the photos, so I just need to sit down and pick out some to share. And my sewing machine is out of the box, but I just need to sit down and figure out how to put all the pieces together and get to sewing!! So, as soon as I can do that “sit down” thing, I’ll have lots to show!
Walk to Rivendell: Stop by Old Man Willow to rest. (ca. 5:30) Rescued by Tom Bombadil (ca.6:00 p.m.). (Total Miles Walked: 96.75)
I am grateful for getting things done and feeling productive.