Thursday, May 31, 2012
In a funk....
Yes this is exactly the advice I need - Snap out of it! I've been in a funk the last week. Thinking lead to ruminating, ruminating lead to feeling guilty, feeling guilty lead to procrastination, and procrastination resulting in vegging. Blah..... I did summon a little energy and did some knitting and some cross stitching. Nothing complete - still works in progress, but I figure every stitch counts. Right?? Shake your head up and down up and down. Good. You follow direction waaayy better than I do.
Now the knitting project is the shawl Whippoorwill. Here the link to Ravelry. I'm getting close to being finished but I'm at that point where every row is at least 400 stitches, so it still needs time.
I do love the yarn. The rosy pink is a Malabrigo color called Light of Love and the variegated yarn is Fleece Art and it is called Sugarplum.
And the cross stitch project I'm still enthralled by is the Monasterium Design Willie's Quaker Sampler. On Saturday I decided I had to know for sure that it was going to fit. Experience has shown my math skills to be woefully inadequate in many instances.(Remember the quilt project that first there weren't enough blocks and then there were too many and somehow in the end there weren't enough and I had to make more -sheesh) So I went and stitched the entire alphabet.
Eureka! It will fit! Now I need to focus and see if I can finish this by June 16. Why that day? Well I got this dynamite coupon in the mail from Michaels which I could take to my wonderful framer at Joanns - 60% off plus another 10% off, and it is good till the 16th. Now that could be some serious savings on a piece this big. It will be more than 27 inches in length. So that is like 16 days away and yes I am being totally delusional thinking I can do this. I'm about halfway there. It could happen, possibly, maybe, oh damn I need to stitch like the wind. On the up side, isn't this feather wonderful?
Oh good I see you shaking your head up and down again.
And since I didn't turn on my sewing machine, I didn't post for Design Wall Monday because it looked exactly like it did the week before.
Gosh I love this addled gal! I plan to work on the machine applique parts today. I have yolks and beaks to stitch down. I have the added kick in the pants I need because I want to give this to Cass, my long arm quilter at the guild meeting on Monday night. I swear if it wasn't for the last minute I'd never get anything done.
Well, I need to shake off this funk and get moving. Thanks for all of you who checked up on me by email. I appreciate your concern and I'm okay. And my apologies to everyone who had to look at all the carp I pinned on Pinterest that showed up on Facebook while I was vegging out. I had no idea that was happening until today when I looked at my Facebook page. I don't check it very often. Luckily I figured out how to change my Pinterest settings and put a stop to it.
So off to do something productive - I don't mean laundry - although there is a rather large pile in the doorway of the laundry room. Maybe I can just jump over it on my way to my sewing room - ummmm.... probably not a good idea.