Tuesday, March 26, 2013

A VERY late IHSW update

Hello all! I made lots of progress on Santa's Village over IHSW, and I had every intention of posting on that Monday.... but I just felt so miserable! And then there was a flurry of discoveries and doctors. *deep breath* So I almost definitely have fibromyalgia. I'm torn between the misery of having chronic pain for the rest of my life and the joy of having a name for my multitude of symptoms. I'm not crazy, it's not in my head, and other people have the same pain I do. It's comforting. And kinda scary. Anyway, on to the stitching!

Here's Blushing Rose:
LOTS of pink. I'm enjoying this piece. :)

 And here's Santa's House:
Yep, it's so close to being finished that I can taste it. I finished the cross stitches on Sunday, March 17th. Then I spent fifteen minutes teaching myself how to make French knots (see scrap fabric in bottom right of picture) and proceeded to make Santa's eyes. Then I didn't touch the piece for a week and have yet to finish the other French knots. Sometime soon, though, I'll finish this up and start Poinsettia Place! (So excited!!!)

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Happy stitching, my dears!

PS: I have been reading all your blogs and adoring them, I just haven't felt up to commenting. Know that I love all your posts and I shall try to do better with letting y'all know! <3

Monday, March 11, 2013

Popping in for a quick TUSAL

Hi there! So I noticed that today was a new moon and felt obligated to pop in and show my ORTs. I'll eventually get around to reading all your lovely blogs and such, but I have been beset by migraines and lots of other pains and I just don't feel up for much at the moment. Except a bit of stitching apparently, because I do have some ORTs. :) Mostly Blushing Rose, then recently Santa's House.

From above

With the pretty rose from Ben <3
All 2013 ORTs

Here's Santa's House, from CCN's Santa's Village. Finally making a bit of progress on it! :)

I didn't take a picture of Blushing Rose, because I have some frogging to do on it that I'm avoiding at the moment. I'll be back sometime with a more complete stitching update. Until then, happy stitching!