Monday, January 9, 2012

Getting Back Into The Stitching Routine

No one was more surprised than me when I saw the date of my last post.  A month ago!  And I'd been doing so well with the blogs!  Oh well, I'm back and ready to go.

Let's see, since I last blogged, I:  baked two batches of cookies and three loaves of pumpkin bread; made a batch of crockpot candy; worked 12 days; lifted and checked in approximately 1500 books; had a good 18 day visit with our son; wrapped about 20 gifts; met our son's lovely girlfriend; put away approximately 200 ornaments; enjoyed some nice dinners/lunches with family and friends; had a wonderful Christmas and New Year.  And just how many stitches did I get in during the past month?  Oh, just about 100, if that.

I guess my craftiness has taken a backseat to any and all Christmas activities.  I was, however, happy to present the scarf I crocheted to Stephanie and was even happier that she liked it!

Now it's time to get back into the routine of eating better, exercising and being crafty - stitching in particular.  Remember when I used to stitch only one project at a time?  Maybe you don't.  But it's true.  No new project was started until the current one was done.  What a weird rule.  What was that all about?  So now I have in progress the Kitty Kalendar and Holiest of Nights.  What shall I add to my WIPs?  Over the next couple of days, I'll be searching through my ever-increasing chart collection and select the perfect one.  That should get my stitching back on track!

The good news is that there is a Saturday Stitch In at The Stitch Store this week!  Yippee!  I'm looking forward to seeing all of my stitching friends and spending the day doing what we love to do - stitching, eating, and talking.  Can't wait!

January is also the month that we're supposed to get all organized.  The craft room truly needs it.  I've been in the bad habit of sticking stuff that I don't want to deal with in there.  And I should go through the above mentioned chart collection and realistically weed out the ones I probably won't stitch.  Good idea, huh?

Oh, and a serger update:  Mark spent some of the last day of his vacation taking a look at the ill-mannered machine.  He has come to the conclusion that it is indeed threaded correctly (I'm patting myself on the back right now), but that there is something bent in the inner-workings.  He thinks he knows what it is, and he is welcome to take the thing apart and attempt to fix it.  So I'll post either a picture of the working machine or me saying a sad farewell to it.  Stay tuned.


  1. Glad you are ready to get some stitching in! Your day at the shop this Saturday will really get you going I am sure!!! Can't wait to see what chart you pick from your stash to add to your WIPs!!!!! Keep us posted!

  2. We got our first taste of Winter this week and that scarf would have been just the thing to keep her warm.