Cross Stitch, Dimensions, Finishes

Tiger Reflection finish

It’s been an interesting week with a few GP visits – one which ended up with me having a CT chest angiogram at a local private hospital to rule out blood clots in the lungs.  Thankfully that came back clear, but it did confirm that I have managed to contract pneumonia … which explains why I’ve been feeling so crappy still.  After going into work yesterday morning just to attend a training session that ended up being cancelled, my boss sent me home and told me I don’t have to think about work duties this week, just to take time to get better.  It felt strangely exhilarating and soothing to know that I didn’t have to concentrate on anything ‘real’, but could just chill out at home and relax and concentrate on getting well again (at least until I have my cortisone injection on Friday, yikes).

So, what was the first thing I opted to do yesterday when I got home?  I pulled out 4 plastic tubs of kitted up charts to start stitching something new to cheer myself up … but then I glanced over at my current WIP and realised I only had about 9-10 hours of stitching left to go (I’d had a big stitching weekend where that’s all I did all weekend, sat up in bed in my jammies!).  In the end my WIP got the better of me, and I put aside any new starts … and I spent the entire afternoon in the lounge stitching.  I managed to put the final backstitches into the piece today, so I can cross this off the WIP list and move it into the Finishes list (it’s very lonely on that list this year!).

Dimensions-Tiger Reflection
“Tiger Reflection” by Dimensions
stitched on black aida fabric and thread from the kit

As for what’s up next?  I have an exchange ornie to do, so I think I’ll be kitting an ornament or two up to be stitched … then I may start something new that’s a smallish size … before I return to another of my WIPs – I don’t know why, but all of a sudden it’s bothering me that I have so many unfinished projects floating around the place and I’m almost becoming a “one project at a time” person again.  Knowing me, though, I’m sure that’s a short phase I’m going through LOL.

I get really tired on the computer, so still no updates from our trip written up yet … I’ll get around to it at some stage, I’m sure 🙂

And now it’s time to go and braise some beef to make a huge pot of soupy stew to keep me going over the next few days … and to dig out the next stitching project 🙂

8 thoughts on “Tiger Reflection finish”

  1. I’m sorry to hear about the pneumonia, no wonder you’ve been feeling so bad – at least now you know what it is, so it can be treated properly. I love the tiger, you’re so brave to stitch on black, I think it is the hardest thing to do.

  2. Congrats on finishing Tiger Reflection. He’s beautiful! On black fabric too. Quite the accomplishment 🙂


  3. Yikes, Anne! Take it easy, rest and recover!!

    Your Tiger Reflection finish is beautiful!

  4. Oooooh your Tiger is fabulous! I don’t know how you can do such beautiful work while you are feeling so ill! NOW will you start taking better care of yourself?? Hope you are feeling better very soon

  5. No wonder you’ve been feeling like crap! Be sure to take a nap in between stitching sessions. Nothing like good sleep for getting over stuff like that! Healing hugs to you!!

  6. The Tiger cross stitch looks fantastic! I’m not sure how you can manage so many projects at once, I’m a one project at a time girl for sure. Hope you’re getting better quick!

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