Monday, June 25, 2007

Yipee! Hooray!

After my sad little post about being unable to stitch - and I really appreciated the support people offered - I found myself thinking about the whole issue.

I'd been trying to stitch out in the lounge, during the day, in the middle of everything else that needed doing, all the distractions and Hurricane Marcus.

So I tried something else.

When we first moved in here, I thought the little alcove in our bedroom would be a lovely stitching corner, but never had an opportunity to use it.

I've been trying to do a bit of stitching using a floor frame, in the bedroom. I do it in the evenings after Marcus has gone to bed and I have no TV going. Instead, I've been listening to audio books (or Doctor Who audio dramas as tonight) on my mp3 player and quietly stitching. I've also set myself a time limit so that I stop before I'm exhausted instead of just going and going until I can't do any more - and then pay for the overexertion later.

And it's working. I can't do it every night as I might be busy or not feel up to it, but I've done it three or four times now and the feeling of be stitching again is just wonderful. Of course, I'm now imagining how many things I might do when I should just be concentrating on enjoying the moment, but that can be my next step.

(Yes, I know I need to get my hair cut. I just haven't had an opportunity to do so.)

I've been working on Alpine Seasons and I've made some progress on part 9. I have a couple more layers of mountain to do in autumn and then I'll have made it back to winter, which is where I started, leaving me half a season to have the ring of moutains around the centre done. I'll post a picture once I'm at that point. Hopefully it will be this week.


Nicki said...

All I can say is - HOORAY!!!!

Aussie Stitcher said...

Well done on stitching again.


Kitt said...

Wonderful news to hear you are stitching again AND in a lovely little niche!
I look forward to seeing your Alpine Seasons progress, it's such a beautiful design!