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I take it all back … sorry Flossy!!

I thought today I’d be stitching merrily away all day, but truth is I’m just not in a stitching mood … and seeing as my foot is only slightly tender today I decided to check my PO Box … also not conducive to finishing off Flossy!  You see the contents unexpectedly contained my last order from 123stitch – which means the missing threads I’ve needed to finish off two earlier (loved) projects that had to be put to one side until the threads arrived.  So now I’m REALLY torn between treating myself to some self-indulgent stitching with projects I love …  Perhaps I’ll quickly finish off Acorn Hill while I have the lounge to myself this afternoon, then back to Flossy this evening after the flatmate returns home … oh decisions, decisions!!


The two projects I can now finish are LHN’s Acorn Hill, and Northern Pine’s Ebb Tide … plus I now have the proper beads for Victoria Sampler’s Fire Sampler, so I have no excuse not to go back and pick that one up again either … I now just have to suck up the mental energy and confidence to go back into that one and withdraw threads ready for the next drawn thread band.  This is how they all look now, while waiting to be returned to the stitching frame:


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I really need to get my confidence back in my stitching, there are so many of the projects that I have to work on that I find intimidating now, and I NEVER used to let my stitching intimidate me … I really do want to get back into my non-XS stitching and back to doing some class pieces again.  We had a stitching get-together with friends on Sunday, and Rowena was stitching on a piece doing hardanger and whitework, and I had a real yearning to get back into it myself.  I think I’ve just got so over-tired and overwhelmed this year with work and home that I’ve felt permanently drained.  One of the things I’m really excited about is that the department that I work for is moving back to Mascot to join the rest of the corporate departments, meaning my 2-3 hours a day commuting will be reduced to 1 hour maximum.  That in itself is brightening up my mind, and it’s bursting at the seams thinking of all the possibilities that opens up and getting back into my old routines.

Hopefully the latest cortisone shot did the trick as well, which also means I can get back to walking before or after work once again and start burning off some excess weight and getting fresh air … there will soon be no excuses I can fall back on!!  So time to suck it up Shackles and get cracking on getting life back on track once again, both with my stitching and my health!! 😀

5 thoughts on “I take it all back … sorry Flossy!!”

  1. Don’t feel bad about not doing all the stitching you want to do. Life does get the better of us, that’s why it’s called living. The fact that you do still stitch (and by comparison are a fairly prolific one compared to most!) is a big achievement, don’t lose site of what you HAVE done this year!

    But yay! Hooray to extra stitching time and not having to commute as much 🙂

    As for setting Flossy aside, I am sure she knows she was lucky to get as far as she did 😉
    Do something for fun for now.

  2. Mental exhaustion really does interfere with stitching. I’m glad to hear that things are going to be getting better for you soon though. Your commute to work would be enough to make me crazy! Good luck with the cortisone shot and getting things back on track.

  3. is okie to get away for a way.. cheer up and hope things are back on track again.. 😀 hope to see more of your stitching post soon. 😀

  4. I hope you can back to all the stitching you really want to do. And to your walking exercices which will make you feel so much better after a while.

  5. I’m so happy to hear your commute will be reduced again–more time for stitching! I find that this time of year is best for comfort stitching with all of the other things that are going on. I’ll save any challenging projects for the New Year (not that I do very many challenging projects 🙂

    Thanks so much for your kind comments on my blog!! And I hope the cortisone shot kicks in soon and you’ll feel better 🙂

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