Here I am again!
I woke up in a quandry today. I was searching through what I wanted to work on for my Day Two project, then realized that one of the SALs I signed up for should be finished by the end of January. The first graph was already released, and the second comes out on Wednesday. So, I decided I would start that one today, along with a second one and will add another to the list. Stop shaking your head Sonya! I can do this...now I have to decide which one I'll add to the list. LOL And I guess you were right Pat...I will be adding more to the list to finish this year. (My friends know me too well!!) I also decided (as I'm looking around my stitching chair) that I have WAY too many UFO's circling there. They are hovering, thinking about multiplying, and crying out to be finished. So, since Mouse decided she's going to start swinging her wet noodle on Thursdays, that I had better start working on some UFO's along with my new starts. So...here's what I accomplished today...
I started with Lucy Pryor's Pocketwatch Sampler from The Samplar Works. The kit included 40 Ct Examplar from Lakeside Linens and Soie D' Alger silk thread. Most of it is done over two linen threads, but there are some portions done over one. Told you I was crazy! LOL Actually this was a birthday gift from Sonya and I'm proud to say I've finally started it!! Here's a picture of the kit and what I've done so far. I would have gotten farther, but DH came to ask me some questions this morning right in the middle of counting. I discovered after a while that my count was off by one, so had to remove a bird and restitch it *sigh*. How COULD those frogs visit so early in the year??? *sigh* Not only that, but I don't have a small enough frame to stitch it on, so I'm doing it in hand...which takes me a bit longer. But I have to say, it's coming along nicely, don't you think?
Once my eyes were sufficiently crossed, I decided I needed to take a break. It was time to start project #2. This is a SAL being offered on this site http://mahelia.canalblog.com
Since the design size is not too large, I found a small piece of linen (called dirty linen!!) and am working the design over that. I believe it's 28 Ct and I'm working it over one linen thread. According to the SAL I am caught up and ready for the next two colors when the graph is released on Wednesday!
Since they were both finished, I decided to work on another Little House Needleworks design that I started last year. Here is my progress on "Joy to the World".
Now before you say...."She must have spent the whole day stitching!!" ...let me explain. I guess I'm still having some "after effects" of chemo as the past two days my feet and ankles have swollen beyond anything I've experienced before. So, I've been trying to keep my feet up...therefore I've been in a sitting position, perfect for stitching. Once things go back to normal I'm sure I won't be getting this much stitching done! LOL As far as the swelling, it's gone down quite a bit today, hopefully I'll be back to normal tomorrow!
On another note, I started my "hormone therapy" today. As part of the breast cancer treatment I will be taking an estrogen blocking agent called Tamoxifen. I'm not sure how this will affect me so we'll see how things go. I have to admit, I read the "warning sheet" they gave me at the pharmacy and it scared me a bit. Ah well, I'm caught between a rock and a hard place so we'll take it and see what happens. Wish me luck!
Ok, off to raise my feet and rest myself for tomorrow's endeavors! For those who are challenging themselves, I wish you luck as we go onward and upward! *Hugs*
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