I came to that conclusion today. I will get the two Chatelaine projects done, probably in plenty of time, this month. But, I also have to have fun. I have found that I resent MTM when it comes out each month. My friends know this!! It gets in the way of so many other things when I feel I have to rush, rush, rush and totally stress myself out to stitch it as fast as I can - stupid! No longer!! It will get done, but with less stress! And, today I chose to have fun instead - it was a long, hot day at work today, and I could care less than to work on MTM tonight. Instead, I picked up Mermaids of the Deep Blue. I got a lot done! I found that I can typically get a lot done in one evening's sitting every time I pick this up... so, it should be finished fairly soon. I do wonder how long it will take to bead this, though. I might start some of the beading fairly soon, just to get it started. The mermaid on the right is now finished, except for her tail and her beads... and I got a lot of the body done on the one on the left tonight too :-)
Mike took this photo earlier this week... I cannot recall what this bug is called, but I think it might be a hummingbird moth (??). I learned it's name on a gardening website a couple of years ago, but I am not sure if I remember it correctly. They are big bugs! This one was looking for a last morsel on the fading bee balm plants in our garden. (Yep, I looked it up, it is a Hummingbird Clearwing - scroll down to third one...cool!)
Blogger is letting me post pictures today!!
Stitched on today: Mermaids of the Deep Blue