Tuesday, September 26, 2006

Slacking off!

I have just had no time to stitch! With my new job comes pain. I think I have probably mentioned it, so I won't go into detail except to say, I cannot wait til the feet like me again. They are starting to tolerate the long hours of standing. When I get home all I want to do is sit with my feet up and not move anything! Today, I made it til 4PM before the most intolerable pain set in, and I was off work a half hour later. Plus, it is my Friday today!

I haven't done a lot of stitching the last couple of weeks. This week I received a floor stand to hold my frame as I stitch. It was a used one that I won on E-Bay. I had to replace one bolt and wing nut. Now, I am just trying to figure out how best to place it so the stitching feels natural. Haven't quite got the hang of it. I keep wanting to take the stitching out of the stand and just hold it, but I stop myself, because I know in the long run, it will be beneficial.

I have also splurged and ordered a kit from Deminsions. (Through E-Bay) It is "The Wave". I love the picture. I think it will be a challenge for me, it has a lot of half stitches. But those are good, it will give the picture more depth and detail. I also ordered a chart called "Neptune's Horses". Hmmm...there's a theme going on here. I bought a kit from Deminsions called "Mysteries of the Deep". That one will be going in my bathroom when completed (and it will be framed with glass) I have a tropical fish theme going on in the bathroom, so this project will be great in there.

That's it for now. Lots of spending money, not so much progress, but hey! I can't keep the money all locked up...that wouldn't be any fun at all! Thanks for all your kind comments. Makes the stuff I do, that much more worth it!

1 comment:

Stitch or no stitch said...

Hope you'll soon get used to all that standing. Looking forward to seeing stitching updates again.
Have a good weekend.
Margaret