Wednesday, September 14, 2011

Stitching or lack there of...

Where to begin?  When you haven't been doing much, there isn't much to say.  But I know there are people out there wondering where I've been, and what I've been up here goes.

I don't have much to show in terms of stitching.  The most recent parts have been released for a lot of the SALs I'm involved in, but so far I've only been working on Samplar Romantique.  This is one of my crazies and the last parts will be released in October...just in time to finish before my birthday!  She released parts 18, 19 and 20 this month.  So far I've finished 18 and started 20...I think...will get to 19 later.  LOL

I've had a couple of stitch dates with Astrid.  I've been working on my Cirque des Carreaux when we meet up because it's the smallest thing I'm working on and requires the least amount of stuff to haul around.  This is one of my crazies and I've finally crossed the halfway mark.  I've been working this with one strand of silk over one on 32 count and today I had to frog....yep, not a fun time!  LOL  Here is my progress so far.

I started this SAL offered on this website.  
I am way behind but found that I just loved the design that was coming out and had to start it.  It's another 32 count over one using DMC 3808.  All the parts are there so far!  I hope to catch up one day.  LOL

I almost forgot to show my new UFO.  A couple of years ago I joined a SAL through the Wiehenburg group, and then I got called away to help take care of my Dad who had just been placed in Hospice.  I had to set it aside for a few months and it's been sitting near my stitching chair calling my name all this time.  I did make a mistake, and since it's stitched over one, it will take some time to take out all that I had stitched on one motif.  I've decided to stitch the rest of the motifs and then decide what to do with the one with the mistake in it.  So...this will be my new project to work on on Thursdays.  Here's my progress so far (I worked on it last week and will work on it tomorrow too).

I joined a group that will be doing a crazy challenge in 2012.  I published my list in the group and then had second thoughts.  Then they suggested an ultimate challenge and instead of starting 15 projects the first 15 days of January, they would start 31 projects the first 31 days of January and then try to finish them during that year. I crazy enough to do that?  I would have to rethink my list because I did have quite a few that were fairly large.  I'll be like Scarlet O'Hara and think about it tomorrow.  My brain hurts today.

It's been a strange weekend around here.  So many strange things happening, so many needs to pray over, and I think I have reached my limit.  I've had a few strange symptoms too....headache, swelling in my left leg and foot, and tingling in my left hand.  Strange I know, but I think it might have to do with a medication I'm taking called Tamoxifen.  Anyone taking it and have you had similar symptoms?  I'm hoping I'll be able to get off the stuff after my next appointment in October...wish me luck!!

With all that's going on I think I'm ready to escape.  I'm thinking of hiking to a cabin in the Rockies and hibernating for the winter.  Anyone care to join me?  I'm packing all my stitching stuff...and just might finish those 31 projects before the snow melts!  LOL  I can't promise winning conversation, but I'll share my stash!  LOL  *Hugs*


Maggee said...

Hi there! Just a note: you may have to take Tamoxifen for the standard 5 years, UNLESS your side effects warrant a different drug. I just took myself off Femara due to ongoing difficulties with my liver that they have YET to unravel. But I had only 8 months left of the 5 years... If you have anymore questions, feel free to contact me. P.S. The Rockies sounds good right now!! Hugs.

Mia said...

You've got some wonderful stitches going on. Love the colours :)

Mouse said...

eee i really must get glasses on when looking at stuff .. thought you had done all the stitching and then realised it was on its side .DOH !!!! .. love the new one with mistake .. what mistake looks absolutely fab :) I've still to finalize my list ... Niina wants me to do 31 one tooo are we crazy enough .... ok no need to answer hahahah ... ps to the symptoms .. you not hurt your back have you or twisted oddly at work ??? .... take care and squeak to you soon :) love mouse xxxx

Veronica said...

Aiks! Frogging 1 over 1 is no fun at all. Makes me feel better about having to frog my recent autumn piece. At least that was 2 over 2.

Oh, your French SAL looks lovely! I've never seen it before. I like it :) You sure have a lot of over 1 projects. I'm in awed.

Hope you feel better soon. Do take care!

Tricia said...

I'll meet you in the Rockies!! : ) Stitching without interruption for a few months sounds lovely. : ) I do hope you're able to get your medication straightened out. That can be so frustrating!!

Carolyn NC said...

Lack thereof...I'm so with you! But it looks like you've been doing some stitching - your WIP's are awesome!

Maureen said...

oh a log cabin in the Rockies sounds just right - but would it be okay if i took a plane instead of hiking, the swim across the atlantic might just take it out of me lol!

Cross Stitch Queen said...

Your stitching is fabulous! I love the colors you used. Your WIPS will make gorgeous finishes.

That log cabin in the Rockies sounds great! I have wanted to vacation in the log cabins in the Smokey mountains for many years now. One day I will make it there.

Hope you have had a chance to enter my Halloween cross stitch giveaway.


Gillie said...

I knew it, you are completely off your rocker with all this over one stitching, lol! Does look good, though......
I'm gently contemplating the 31 starts too but may have to cheat slightly if I am travelling again at Christmas. That was my undoing last year :)!