Yes, my friends, work continues to be busy but I have done a little bit of stitching. I can understand now, when I read on your blogs, the advice of just sitting down in the evening and even just putting in 10 stitches. It seemed so trite at the time, but now I think that's the only way I will ever make any progress.
After my last post I put aside Salina Dunwoody and started Mary's Best Handwork by With thy Needle and Thread, a lovely easy and calming piece, just what the stitch doctor ordered. (Sorry photo is not the best, it's a dull day.)
At the rate that I'm going, it will be Christmas before this is done! ;-)
The weekends here have been mostly wet! Yesterday we had a sunny day and I abandoned everything, including work, to go out and play in the garden. Hence I was able to bring in some blooms before the rain began again. Yes it's raining today!
Last year, we took down an old apple tree which then opened up a part of the garden that was in shade most of the summer. This year plants like the pink peony above are flourishing with blooms!
Thank you for all your kind comments about 'not working too hard' and remembering to breathe! How true! At the moment, I am just thankful I have work again and will not complain. I know at least 3 people I've worked with who are still looking for work after 6 months off - not a nice place to be. So I keep telling myself "be thankful".
Speaking of being thankful, I thought a nice karma thing to do is to do a Giveaway! Haven't done one for awhile so here are the charts up for grabs.
Pithies 3 by Workbasket
Covered Bridge Sampler by Brightneedle
New Amsterdam 1624 sampler by The Sampler Girl
Here are the rules:
- Leave a comment on this post only. Make sure I can contact you by leaving me an email address, or if it's in your Blogger profile, that'll do.
- OK, here's the part I'll make you do a little work - Tell me something FUNNY. I need a little levity! It could be a silly knock knock joke, it could be something funny that happened to you, a link to something funny - just keep it PG13 or thereabouts!
- Deadline is end of day Friday June 11 and I will post the winner next weekend.
I hope you are enjoying nicer weather! Have a wonderful week ahead!