Monday, June 29, 2009

The Championships & Stitching

This is the time of year when I'm happiest that I'm not working. Wimbledon!! Two weeks of tennis-- all day, nearly every day (except middle Sunday, of course). We're having lovely weather at the moment. I should be outdoors enjoying it, but I can't manage to tear myself away from the tennis coverage. :^o It happens for two weeks each June/July. I essentially become a shut-in, only emerging only on middle Sunday.

The good side of spending nearly two weeks as a couch potato is that it means LOTS of stitching time. When The Championships started last Monday, I pulled out PIG and went back to work on it.

Here's what it looked like on Monday...

And here it is on Saturday morning...

It's hard to see the details, but there are plenty of them. The section I've been working on has lots of rice stitches and TONS of backstitching. Those domed rooftops were a pain-- all rice stitch, with gold metallic backstitching overlaid.

I'm hoping to stitch today, but it's not looking good. I had a nasty night of insomnia last night-- awake until 5:30 a.m. and back up and 8:30. The likelihood that I'll be able to focus well enough to stitch on black fabric is slim, at best. :(

Friday, June 12, 2009

I'm still here

I didn't realize it had been so long since I've posted. I really haven't been doing much stitching lately. There never seems to be enough time, and when there is time... I'm simply not motivated.

The only project that has seen any work recently is "Halloween's a Sudden Boo," a Barbara Ana freebie. I was making a bit of progress until I ran out of black floss. Since then, I've been too lazy to pick up more and the project has stalled.

I also have a Christmas in July ornament exchange coming up. Maybe that will help get me motivated. We mail on July 31, so no pics before then.