Tuesday, December 25, 2007

Progress on Garnet

I was planning to start Garnet today - Christmas Day. However, I haven't been feeling all that great the last few days. I've been feeling pretty stressed and like my brain chemistry is a bit messed up, which equals feeling anxious, a little depressed and very restless. I was wishing that I had brought The Alpine Garden on holiday with me, as I had no stitching until today when I opened up my Christmas presents and got Garnet out of the wrapping paper. Stitching tends to slow me down and therefore calm me down as well, which is why I was lamenting not having anything. Dave pointed out that I still had the .pdf on my laptop and I could always print the first page here and start stitching anyway.

It seemed such a good idea that I went and did exactly that. I now have confirmed the fact that ink jet printers are NOT the ideal printer for printing charts if you use highlighter pens to mark you stitching. It runs and is much harder to follow that a clear, laser printed page. But I got in a couple of days stitching and it did help me feel better, so that was the most important thing.

As I'll only be stitching on her one day a week come the new year, I'm planning to take a photo at the end of each stitching day. So I've done that so far. (Yes, at last we're getting to the pictures in the post, which are far more interesting that my rambling on.)

Day 1 - 23rd Dec, 2007

Day 2 - 24th Dec, 2007

Day 3 - 25th Dec, 2007


The Silver Thistle said...

You're making great progress. I'm doing the one-photo-a-day thing with my Chatelaine Medieval Town Mandala. It's amazing to see how much is acheived in only a matter of days.....Well, stitching days anyway...not consecutive days, lol. I've been at it for about a year, hahaha.

HOpe you and yours had a great Christmas :)

Teddy Rose said...

Wow, you really go to town on those. Your really fast. My eyes would go batty trying to do that.

I Knit and crochet to help my anxiety and depression! I've been feeling blue lately too. I really miss my cat, Tina.

It's so wonderful that we have needle art to help get through ruff patches!

I should really start posting my knitting project on my blog as well. Thanks for the idea.

fudgey said...

what yummy colours you have started with..
i have been itching to stitch .. it has been 6 days.. i may go crazty..
you have reminded me i would be better served stitching to day and getting my centre back ( more or less)
and worry about the BB, emails and the such like tomorrow..
i hope you had a lovley xmas!