Friday, September 30, 2005

Better than working... :-)


Martina decided to drop the password for Part 1 of Medieval Town Mandala down on us today, a day earlier than scheduled. She often does this, which is pretty cool. So, my rotation went out of whack and I started it today. This is the very center of Part 1 finished now, but I do have to add 16 small 10 x 10 gardens around this fountain... I outlined the first one before I quit tonight. The few little empty areas in the fountain area will eventually have a bead or a Swarovski cyrstal in them... in about a year, when the class ends LOL!

I like my job. And, I love being self-employed. Better than anything is a Friday off from work... a trip to Barnes & Noble to pick up the latest Cross Stitcher (UK magazine), and then lunch with Mike at Dave's Famous BBQ... and good stash in the mail too! I got in part of my order from ABC Stitch Therapy - HAED's Waiting for Neptune, two skeins of white Anchor Marlitt (one goes to Karen) for our upcoming Spring Ride SAL, a skein of Waterlilies for Dragons of the Deep, and a packet of size 28 Piecemakers needles! My 32 ct Mithril lugana by Country Stitch will come later - they are waiting for it to come in from New Zealand, of course - nice of them to send the other items now, though!! On top of that, of course, was also coming home from lunch to see that Martina had released the password for part 1 of Medieval Town Mandala a day early.... what could be better than a great lunch, great stash, a cup of Pumpkin Spice coffee from Honey Dew donuts, stitching in front of the TV with the heat on because there is a slight autumn chill.... days like this are far better than working :-)

I've been asked a few times now how I can accomplish so much stitching in a week. Well, there really is no mystery at all to it. I do stitch daily, sometimes more and sometimes less. However, in general, I stitch in the evenings. I get everything I can done early so that I have time to stitch. My DH works at home, and that includes most of the daily household responsibilities. Therefore, I have to admit I am freed up from a good deal of that stuff. I stitch about 4 hours a night on weeknights - more on weekends, unless we go somewhere. My needle really isn't electric at all - I just have a routine that gets it all done... OCD helps! My addiction to watching sports helps too - since I am not highly likely to miss a Red Sox game, Patriots game or NASCAR race, why not stitch at that same time?? LOL!

Great news! Red Sox 5, Yankees 3 - a very big game, a very big win! Two more to go...

Stitched on today: Medieval Town Mandala

11 comments:

Nicole said...

You have the dream stitcher's life :) A husband that does the household things so you can come home and stitch!

Great progress on the celtic lady by the way - she's really coming along quickly!

Kiwi Jo said...

I have one of those hubby's at home too :)

Stitchie Kiwi said...

Definitely a stitchers dream :) ... I also get a lot done in the evenings (that I'm home *sigh*) ... working on the same theory - everything is done and tidied away so I can sit in front of the TV for a few hours ... my DH takes over when he comes home, mostly ;) ... your Celtic Winter is coming along nicely too :)

Bastet said...

Nice bit of stash, and of course the prd a day early. Love how Celtic Winter is coming along!

Margo's Musings said...

Carol, your Medieval Town Garden is looking good. I had just about decided to pass on this project, but seeing yours may cause me to change my mind!! Also, I enjoy hearing about your stash additions!!!

Kathy said...

Wow you have been busy your garden looks lovely, looling forward to more updates on this one. Your stash looks fab too hun.

Hugs xxxxx

Kiwi Jo said...

I thought of you last night when I heard the Red Sox won - you must have been very happy about that!!

Your Medieval Garden is looking awesome already!

bunnyhead said...

lol@ your electric needle. If only I had your energy!

Isabelle said...

4 hours a night! And more on weekends! For me managing to find 4 hours a week is pure bliss!
And I'm more and more thinking of opting for a less demanding job... (But Im afraid I couldn't face the disappointment of everyone around me :o( )

I love your stitching on Medieval Town Mandala. What colours!

karensff said...

Medievil town looks lovely. Can't wait to see its progress. Great stash too.

Christine Doyle said...

Can you ship over your DH to my house? Please? Medieval Garden looks like it is going to be gorgeous - can't wait to see more progress pics!