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.*
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 (^_^).
FYI: This is unfiltered. Which means I didn’t read through it after I typed it up. I just wanted to clear some of the mess in my head. There could be punctuation and grammatical issues. For that, I apologize.
I finished the previous page of AF4 that I was working on.
I wanted to write about the stitch like I usually do, but right now I’ve bummed myself out. Even incorporating the stitch in this post feels wrong. It’s hard to wrap my head around the issues going on today. I’m just sick of the news and sick of the violence.
I usually don’t do this. Mix in topical issues into my blog. I try to keep it separate, but this senseless massacre that happened in Orlando over the weekend has broken my heart. All my best wishes go to all those families and friends who’ve lost their loved ones. I couldn’t even imagine. Those people went out to have a fun time and…*sighs*…what is wrong with people? I’ve been angry and I’ve hated to a point were I have wished some harm to someone. I know what that feels like, but to just…take a human life. To take 50 and try to do another 50+ is just beyond the function of my mind. I couldn’t do it out of anger and hate. (If we’re talking self-defense that’s another matter though).
I just don’t get it.
This goes for all the massacres that’s been in the news these past couple of years. I don’t want to just keep this one singled out. Ever single one has sickened me whenever I hear about it. It was enough when it happened thousands..millions even…of times ago. It’s just enough. Why has love of your fellow man been so disregarded?
Remember Orlando. Remember all of them because something has to change. We have to all, as human beings, figure out how to change it.
Now, to move on from this feeling societal hopelessness.
Enjoy life as much as you can,
How’s everyone doing? Can you believe May is almost over? I can’t. I just got use to writing May for everything. When May came I was like…when did we have April! Goodness, the time. It reminds you that time waits for no one. Words to live by if you have things you want to accomplish. *Cough cough* Like writing a book…hey it’s my dream! *Cough cough*
Here’s the AF4 stitch update.
One more column to go on this current page and then one more full page until I can move on down. I still plan to have an addition to my stitch collection (^_^). I may wait and gift it to myself once I finish the very next page. It’d be an inspiration to finish the next page.
Spring and summer are not my seasons, but I hope you’re enjoying it if you like it. We’re getting soooo much rain and I love it. Bring the dark and gloom anytime. I wonder if it’s an introvert thing. I get my energy from these days. I mentioned that to someone before and she asked me if I was a gloomy person and I told her I’m not haha. Then began to wonder why do I like the rainy/snow/cold/typically considered “bad” weather? Seriously, my best days haha. Anyone else like that?
As the title says, though misspelled on purpose, life has become a Rihanna song. Work had grossly engulfed life in April. There were ceremonies to help with, paperwork that almost stacked to the ceiling that needed taking care of, an awful caffeine overdose, and sadness from a coworker being let go out of the blue.
Things have calmed down and become more than just work, thank goodness. In the in-betweens, there was a solace in stitching and watching TV. Through it all a column was finished.
Two more to go for a finished page!
By the way, I’m up to no good and adding something new to the hobby repertoire. Not a new hobby…hobby. Just adding to the current ones (^_^).