Okay, I lied - nothing is going to thrill you on this post. I've had a miserable cold the past couple weeks and am just now starting to feel a little bit better - at least right now. Ask me again in an hour and I might be sleeping again! I think that I'm right in there with about a million other people running around with something, but this cold/flu thing has really kicked my butt!
So stitching progress as been minimal and also haphazard. There was a little bit of knitting thrown in and a little quilting, but mainly cutting out pieces with the quilting in my more lucid moments. When I'd sit down to stitch or knit, I seemed to fall asleep at the drop of a hat.
Ann Rayner is coming along slowly:
After realizing that I had to frog out so much on Miss Rayner, I put her down in disgust and picked up another Ann - Ann Hall, although I didn't get much done on her either:
So there you have it - two weeks of work. As I said, I've been spending a lot of time either sleeping or just lazing. But hopefully things will improve from this point on. The only other thing that's really happened is that my poor tired eyes have finally reached the stage of needing enhancement for distance. Yes, I need glasses! I've worn them for stitching, but never for distance. Me, being a brave sole, decided that I'm too vain to wear glasses and need contacts.
Now, promise you won't laugh. I went through the exam with flying colors - only took me 5 minutes to figure out how to put the contacts in and take them out. Went joyfully skipping out of the doctors office finding everything to be so sharp - I could see everything so well. Wow, does that red sign really say STOP? Okay, I wasn't that bad, but I could definitely see an improvement.
Fast forward 5 hours and it was time to take them out. No problem! Or so I think. I couldn't get them out!!! I'm panicking - am I going to have to make a trip to the emergency room (I should note here that my eye doctor is an hour away so I couldn't just jump in my car and go down the street)? What the heck am I going to do? Okay, I tell myself to calm down and walk away and come back. You whipped those babies in and out at the Doctor's office, you can certainly do it now. I sit down ready to do battle and I still can't get them out! OY! Now I should mention that this was the day that my cold was rearing it's ugly head - my eyes were tired, scratchy, watery and I - well, I was at a loss.
But the problem was solved in short order. My daughter had a friend over who wore contacts. She washed her hands and whipped them out of my eyes in a nano-second. I was embarrassed, but she tried to reassure me that it happens to a lot of people (yeah right - I swear I heard her comment to my daughter that it never happened to her. They probably both had a good laugh)! Anyway, I haven't put them in since. Yes, just call me chicken!!! Maybe when the cold is completely gone........
And last but not least, I have a new member of the sewing machine family. One day when I went out on a quick errand, I passed an estate sale. Even though I wasn't feeling my best, I decided to just stop in - you just never know what you'll find. Well, I guess the Gods were shining on me trying to make me feel better because I have another addition:
Well, that's it for me! I'm going to try to slowly catch up on blogs today - as long as my eyes stay open. I think that I've missed a lot over the past couple week or so!! Hope everyone has a stitchy week - and stays well!