My list for the holiday weekend:
1. Eat lots of good food. CHECK
2. Do lots of stitching and knitting. CHECK
3. Catch up on some chores and get a head start on Christmas planning. FAIL
In my defense, I am still not feeling well. In fact, I went to the doctor today, hoping she'd tell me I had a whopper of a sinus infection and give me antibiotics. Instead, I said some magic words ("racing heart") and ended up getting an ECG, blood tests and a chest X-ray to make sure I don't have walking pneumonia! And I still don't have antibiotics (the doc is waiting 'til she reads my labs).
Anyway! You're here to hear about stitching. I'm about halfway done with the hemstitching on Random Thoughts. I was procrastinating because I wasn't sure what thread to use. I decided to go with the sewing thread, although I kind of wish I'd used the pearl cotton...the sewing thread seems slicker so it's more difficult to get a good pull.
The directions said to hemstitch from the front, which is not what I've done in the past. So I decided to hemstitch from the back like I've always been taught:
We spent Thursday with my family (and Michael's). We did not throw ourselves into the crazy throngs on Black Friday. I used to go to an in-town mall with a friend and watch everyone else lose their minds while we calmly sat at a cafe sipping hot chocolate, but not this year. In the afternoon, we visited a park in the Old Fourth Ward near the Beltline. That area needed more water retention lakes, so they made the park multipurpose.
After our short walk, I was pretty well done, and that's when I knew I probably needed to go to the doctor today.
Saturday night we went to see A Christmas Carol at The Alliance Theatre. They always do a fantastic show...Marley flew, the Ghost of Christmas Present disappeared into the floor, and the cast was merry and bright. I was so tired I almost passed out during the second act (reason two I went to the doctor today; who passes out from the strenuous exercise of SITTING AROUND WATCHING A PLAY???)
My stumpwork bird got some love as well. I am getting better with the long and short stitch, but I still have a long way to go (no pun intended).
And, of course today I signed up for the next stumpwork class. =)
|At least being totally incapacitated is good for my WIPs.|