I’ve got a cold.
It came from allergies and progressed as such. Last week was when it began. I went to the doctor this past Friday, for the cold, and he told me to go back to taking my usual allergy medications. I hadn’t taken them for a week. Bad idea, I guess. If I knew this would happen I’d have kept taking them. I take Flonase and Zyrtec. I have to take them at the same time to get any sort of relief. Once I filled up on some, they’re over the counter so no biggie getting them, and took them I instantly started feeling better. Still…the cold (nasty cough and nasal drippage thing. Haha, gross I’m sorry!) is still not so much fun.
I do have a show-n-tell.
There is a column and a half left for this current page. I can’t wait to finish them so I can trade off on the Surprise Stitch. I’m tired of all the blue/green color scheme. SS here I come!
Stay well all and keep on stitching!
Yay! It’s finished. The columns I previously showed off.
Really got the hang of stitching two columns at a time. Very happy about that. I’ve started stitching on the next two columns and realized I only have one and a half columns left to stitch after the two I’m stitching now. Then, page done! I think stitching this way is faster for me. Maybe I just think it is. Well…I guess if I can do both columns in two weeks then it would be faster? Hmm.
This is a short post. Therefore, I’m going to share my favorite song at the moment. It’s by Childish Gambino and it’s called “Redbone”. Love the vibe of it and that album cover is amazing. Please be aware that it does have some explicit lyrics.
Keep on Stitching!
March started with an overload of work-related stress. It made stitching take a back seat at the beginning of the month. I’ll be honest, I really want to take a vacation right about now. Just a little mental break. Like a three-day weekend. Boy, that sounds really good right now. I probably won’t do something like that until midweek of April. I can fantasize about all the sleep and stitching for now.
Here is what I’ve stitched over the past couple of weeks.
I apologize for the picture. I realized too late this might not be the best photo of the new stitches.
I’ve switched from stitching one column (which is 100 stitches/section and around 8-full sections a column) to two columns at once. What you’re seeing are 6 sections, or 600 stitches. Which isn’t too bad for being busy this month.
I started stitching two columns on the Surprise Stitch and wanted to try it with AF4. The transition from SS to AF4 posed tiresome in the first 100 stitches. On the last stitching of SS, SS had about 8 different colors to stitch. Doing two columns for SS seemed practical. AF4…not so much. AF4 has around 15 different color changes right now. So…the first 100 stitches of these two columns took some time to get. Once I got it, I think I like doing two columns. I’ll probably stitch with it. *Har har har*
I miss stitching on SS! I’m not switching to SS. I plan to continue stitching AF4 for next post. I have to at least finish these columns. It’s motivation for me to stitch faster haha.
*By the way, I’m reading Pema Chodron’s “How to Meditate” and I remember someone recommended it here last year. I want to say thank you to whoever recommended this book. I really love it (^_^). It’s very enlightening and mind expanding. I wish I read it when you suggested it earlier.*
You read that right. A page of SS has been completed.
Is that more color coming through? You bet your sweet behind there’s some more color coming.
This completed page has 5200 stitches. and there are 142 pages left to work on. Yes! I gave you a little information on SS. It has a total of 143 pages. I do think that in the next couple of pages it’ll make it very impossible to keep the stitch as a surprise. (^_^).
Keep on stitching!
No…I don’t have a surprise or anything. Just an update on that surprise stitch haha.
It’s been a little while since I’ve updated on SS. I wanted to finish the last page on AF4 before stitching on this. Now I’m very enamored with SS. I just love stitching SS. You can see the colors a little bit better now. Right?
There’s only 3 more columns on this page and it looks amazing. We’ll start to see some more colors being added. I like the black stitches, as it doesn’t take a lot of time to stitch continual blocked colors, but excited to see what’s coming. Ooo I can’t wait to stitch these next columns! I want to just stitch haha. Why do I have to work!
Keep on stitching!
I’m glad to present the hard work of finishing 8 pages of my AF4 cross stitch project!
You know what that means? I’m done with this row and making my way down.
Here’s what AF4 looks like now:
I have three more sections to go until I’m done this upper corner of AF4. I know I said I didn’t want to make stitching goals, but I would like to complete this new section by the end of the year. I’m optimistic.
Let’s see the specs of AF4 so far are:
- 8 out 80 pages finished. (72 pages left)
- 40,000 stitches stitched. (I still haven’t added the stitches from the upward stitching. I will add them as pages go. Also, I’m sure I’m missing a few on the count because I can’t remember what I did when I first started. I think I did it by page, but not too sure. It seems to line up okay, but you never know.)
I’m very happy about finishing this section. Can’t wait to mush on (^_^).
Doesn’t saying the year 2017 have an ominous negative energy to it? No? It does to me. Kind of freaked me out in December when I first said 2017. The way if flows out the mouth isn’t good. I wish nothing but good things this year, but this feeling I have hasn’t shaken off yet. Might take a couple of months. Who wants to slide into the new year with that feeling though? *derp*
I hope you all had a safe and wonderful holiday. I was off of work for awhile and definitely had some time over Christmas and New Years to get into some great stitching.
AF4 is coming along nicely. Almost done with this top portion. One more column to go!
Lets see…resolutions for this year…I’m not sure if I have any for my stitching this year. Did I have one last year? I did make a personal resolution. I would like to just go for what I want. Not to think so much. All that thinking and holding out…for what? Doesn’t make sense. Why not take a risk? If it doesn’t kill you it’ll make you stronger.
Any resolutions for you this year?
Keep on stitching,