Ugh, I came home to over 400 entries in Google Reader. And then there are the 50 or so unanswered comments you kind readers made sitting in my Gmail inbox. I swear, I was only gone for 5 days. And packing for a day and a half before driving down to San Diego. Moving is the pits, but I'm used to it. The reason for this move is far worse, but I won't get into that now, its too depressing.
In the interest of saving my sanity, and actually getting some of the stuff done I really must before the packers show up, I'm saying I'm sorry. I sped through those 400 new blog entries last night, and didn't leave a comment on a single one. I saw some beautiful WIPS, stunning finishes, adorable ornaments, and great 2012 SALs. This morning I started fresh with another 35 entries in the reader, and I'm really taking the time to enjoy the posts and leave comments.
For all the comments left on my last 2 posts, I've read them, I promise. I won't get a chance to answer every single one of them. Please understand I'm treading water right now and not always staying afloat. I'm sorry, I feel so rude, and it seems horrible that my commenters are the ones suffering from me having to make time trade-offs.
Anway, it was another quick trip down to San Diego, leaving Utah on Tues, and driving back on Fri/Sat. I still haven't perfected the art of making the 770 mile trip in one day. The trip down was painful with bright sunlight and my light sensitivity. The trip back I probably could have, but I had actually made a hotel reservation at a
Tom the Turkey is down at Mom's (and Dad's, not sure why I always refer to it as Mom's, they're still married after 40-something years) place now, being enjoyed, and it was left with a very strong warning it wasn't hers. Once I caught her referring to "my Tom," and I had to ask "who's Tom"? The response was "our Tom." Good enough I guess.
The Threadbasket / C Mon Monde SAL part came in while I was gone, and I didn't take that project with me, so late Sat night and all day Sun was a mad rush to try and get it done, so I'd get the last part. A totally crappy picture was e-mailed off to Valerie late Sun night. I took some better ones today in the daylight.
I also found some time somewhere in the last week to stitch and finish another ornament. This was just a super simple pillow finish, using some silk ribbon as a hanger. I don't think I used exactly the colors called for, it was more a matter of what I had sitting next to me that looked right.
|Good Tidings by the Sampler Girl, from the 2011 JCS|
ornament edition, stitched on 36 ct linen
with assorted overdyed floss
Deadlines at least keep me up to date and honest. I haven't touched the last part of my iStitch SAL, even though its just a tiny amount of stitching. In the back of my mind a little voice keeps whispering "Carol set a deadline of Dec 8, that's weeks and weeks away, plenty of time to finish." Yeah right. Anyone want to take the bet that I wait until Dec 7 to e-mail her the picture of my finished piece? Sorry Carol, after running such a great SAL and putting a lot of time and effort into it, you don't deserve this kind of disrespect. I'll try to beat that date. It might not be a finish finish, but at least I can get the stitching done.