Tuesday, January 08, 2013

Pass the Tylenol!

I must confess... I had fallen woefully behind in my blog reading over the last month or two. Exactly how far behind will never be revealed! Let's just leave it at "a lot"! I am under Phil's orders to take it easy today so I grabbed a Pepsi, lit the fire, and settled in with my laptop to see if I couldn't at least make it through December's postings. I have to at least skim every single post and click on a fair share of the photos because I don't want to take the chance I might miss something! I am always amazed at everyone's progress and beautiful finishes! Reading blogs is the best motivator for me to sit down and get busy with my own stitching! So I'm a bit bleary eyed now and need a cool washcloth on my head but I wanted to take a moment to thank everyone for sharing their stitchy lives and inspiring folks like me to pick up their needles and get to stitchin'!

I have been making good progress on Sergei and promise to share a picture as soon as I've finished stitching the man (or bird!) himself. He's looking a little incomplete and revealing him legless and wingless might damage his self esteem.

Friday, January 04, 2013

Some Really Good Stuff

Leftover broccoli cheese soup from Panera for lunch, stitching in front of the fire while revisiting Downton Abbey (in preparation for Sunday's season 3 premier!), and a super special cookie from my sweetheart!

The weekend is upon us and life is good!

Wednesday, January 02, 2013

New Year, New Start

What better way to start off a new year than with a new start, right? I've been wanting to start Sergei from Paulette at Plum Street Samplers for the last few months and decided January 1st would be the perfect day to do just that! I'm stitching it on the suggested fabric, 36-count Vintage Buttercream from Lakeside Linens, using one strand of GAST.

I hope everyone enjoyed the holidays. I know a lot of folks are going back to work today. Phil was up at 6am this morning and it's almost too quiet in the house after having him home for almost two weeks. I dragged myself out of bed at 8am and then proceeded to sit on my butt drinking coffee for the next two hours. You might say I'm not transitioning very well into the new year, haha! Shouldn't I be making lists and organizing things and working out and eating better? Maybe I'll just resolve to stitch more in 2013 and call it good!

Tuesday, January 01, 2013

Happy New Year

Wishing you all the best in 2013!