I have met my goal for the year by reaching 20% completion, but have kept her in the rotation, as I want to finish at least the top row of pages. I only have 3 columns left till they are done.
I also finished all the regular cross stitch kits I had listed on my WIPocalypse goals, so I am going to rotate in some older UFO's and see how many I can get finished up this year. This is an old kit my cousin asked me to stitch for her years ago, I wonder if she remembers I still have it? lol! Anywho, it is all done, so I will be returning it to her, and another one out of my UFO pile!
Count Your Blessings-kit
Finally, I have made a few new starts. I haven't gotten any pics of one yet, so here is the second one. Little bit of background...as soon as I saw this series of charts, I knew I had to stitch them all. I am probably crazy, but I have started the first of the 7 Deadly Sins, by Marta Dahlig, charted by HAED.
This is what she will look like:
And my little start after 3 days of stitching, approx 2100 stitches:
Sorry for the pic...the flash makes it look too bright, it really is much darker...I will have to take a better pic during the day, lol. I have also discovered the joy of self fading fabric markers...how did I ever survive without them? It is so much easier to grid out the columns, so I don't spend so much time counting!
So a little rant on the personal stuff...I had a slight incident at work on Wednesday...and managed to slip a disc in my back. It looks like I will be off work for at least a week, maybe more depending on what physio says, as they have the say as to when they feel I can go back. I have managed to get quite a bit of stitching in since then, despite it being pretty painful to sit for prolonged periods of time, so I might have a lot more done in the coming weeks, as long as my ice pack doesn't give out, lol! Pretty sad, I am only 28, but I am walking and feeling like an 80 year old, and I can't DO anything! I have never been so upset to not be able to do housework!
The home renos went well, I just haven't managed to take the after photos. Hopefully will have them for the next update, which I promise will be soon! I feel so neglectful of my little blog, I will try to make an effort to post more often, especially since I have been getting quite a bit of stitching in lately.
Lastly, welcome to all my new followers! I can't believe 54 lovely people take time out of their day to see what is going on in my little corner of the universe! I am so happy to have you here, as I love reading all your comments and thoughts, they mean a lot to me. If you have a blog, and I am not already a follower of you, please let me know, I would love to see your work as well!
Take care, and happy stitching!