Monday, February 22, 2010
The last month seems to have dashed by at hyper-speed. I have been working as 'Scientist Erica' almost daily for the month and it's been exhausting to say the least. Add in all the kids evening activities plus the addition of a winter concert (DS#1), an application workshop for middle school (DS#2), teacher appreciation luncheon (DS#2's school), stuff for the Getaway...... I'm rather impressed that I'm still standing.
And just to add to the fun and games, I picked up a wicked cold (that was thankfully short-lived). And then, just to add to the fun and games, I got to spend this past weekend locked in a very small room with 17 other people to get my CPR and First Aid certification. Some of those 17 people were teenagers. Male teenagers. You should feel sorry for me. I'm amazed the fug didn't knock me unconscious. On the up side, I'm all certified and ready to help. I'm just hoping that I'll never need to use my new skills. I'm glad I have them available, but I hope I won't need to use them.
So, between all that, needle has hardly touched fabric. I miss it terribly. Before things got super-super busy, I did manage to finish off one thing:
by Sam Sarah Design Studio
Stitched on 28-count hand-dyed from Zweigart
Using recommended GAST and Weeks, although I used DMC for the baby's skin and eyes
The messy bit off to the right is where I blurred out the baby's name and birthdate - some things just aren't meant to go on-line!
This was a highly enjoyable piece to stitch and came together very quickly. Good large blocks of one colour, very little backstitching - good things in a small piece. I'll need to get it framed and mailed off to the recipient. I hope they'll like it.
Things are finally starting to calm down a bit - I only work 2 days this week so I'm hopeful I'll get some stitching time back in. I want to spend more time on LOTD. And my canvaswork piece too. Keep your fingers crossed for me!
To be fair, March isn't looking too promising - I work every day for the first two weeks of March. I imagine I'll be at babbling idiot stage by then. Whee.