Thursday, 11 September 2008

What Have I Done?!!!

Yes what have I done!! I have so desperately tried not to look/ read about etc at the lovely Vonna's RR/ SAL idea Me, Myself and I! I absolutely love the idea but kept thinking no I've got enough to stitch, no I'd be no good at setting it out/ planning etc then Marianne emailed me and asked me if I was going to join:) Well she got me thinking, even after I'd told her I wasn't, and the little grey cells started thinking about what sort of neighbourhood/ village I would really like. I went through my stash and only found two charts that just might work but then I found a freebie and last night I looked through my JCS Ornament mags and found some bits in there that should work too. I do need a couple more charts ( yes I know I'm doing a project challenge but I can't plan a neighbourhood without blueprints can I??!) and will get those as and when but I need to start planning so that I can sort out fabric. It's times like these that I really wish I hadn't sold charts I'd finished with! So I think I'm going for an LHN Winter village/ neighbourhood. So Vonna sent me my permit and I'll working on getting blueprints and give the architect ( me) the go ahead to start planning! On top of that I had already joined the Needleprint Beatrix Potter SAL that Hazel set up so I'm going to very busy in 2009! The thing I like about both these is there's no deadlines so no pressure. You just stitch at your own pace when and how much you want.

I have done a little bit of stitching so far this week so am showing my usual, boring three pieces from Monday, Tuesday and last night! Monday was A Quaker Christmas night. Still enjoying this piece so much and still hoping to have it finished and on my wall for Christmas.

Tuesday was Ink Circles Sea Stars night and look how this motif is growing now! Not many more Tuesdays on this; finger's crossed! After that it'll be one motif and the sea monster. Yipeee!! Can you tell I just want to get it finished? Lol!
Finally last night was HAED TT Letter J for the SAL on the HAED forum. Not quite as much done on this as I would have liked but somehow I didn't really feel like stitching. It's all progress though:)

Thank you all for your kind comments on my Rites of Spring finish. I haven't heard back from Mary Kathryn if she would mind me using her idea of a stitcher's wallet so I may leave a comment on her blog to ask her. I don't really want to just go ahead and do it but I am sure she wouldn't mind.

The second part of the Symphonie SAL came out Monday but I haven't put a stitch in it yet. I might do some this evening and see how far I get. On the Autumn colours biscornu exchange front I've got one side stitched and I must say I really like how it looks:) It didn't take long to stitch so I should be finished well in time for the post out date.

I am still feeling pretty low and now and again I feel like crying plus I get myself worked up and feel sick. I don't want to see the doctor as I know he'll probably put me on anti-depressants and I don't want to go on them again. Been there, done that and got the t-shirt. I've been thinking about trying St John's Wort just for a bit of a boost but am worried about they might interact with the Menopace I take. Maybe all this is just to do with menopause seen as I'm close to it. I did see the doctor this morning as my ear has been playing me up again ( the one I had the infection in just a few weeks ago) so I now have antibiotic drops as my ear drum is fine but the infection in my outer ear canal which doesn't really explain feeling off balance. Oh well.I think I must be run down etc as I just seem to be feeling ill constantly.

Well it's looking dull and keeps trying to rain so I think I'll go study some charts and have a think about what else I may need for my MM&I neighbourhood:) Take care everyone:)



Jennifer said...

I am really enjoying your progress on Sea Stars. Every time I see it, I feel I want to stitch it, but so far I've been good and resisted. After all, I do have Paradigm Lost kitted up in my stash box.

I don't think Mary Kathryn would mind about using her idea, so long as credit was given. I think one of the best things about the online stitching community is that we're able to share ideas and instructions and inspire each other to create different things.

I'm sorry you're having such a rough time of it. If you don't want to take the anti-depressants, definitely talk to your doctor before starting herbal treatments. You're very smart to think about interactions and such - it could be dangerous. Also maybe talk to the doctor about alternative treatments for the depression - maybe things like yoga or even hypnosis can help?

WendyCarole said...

I love the colours of A Quaker Christmas.

My motto never throw anything away LOL ( except just got rid of a load of mags)


Lucy said...

All your WIP are beautiful! Hope you feel better soon....ya know we're all here to vent to!!!

Stitchingranny said...

Lol everyone seems to be caving in and signing up Sally I think we should go for the Guiness book of records. One good think is that all you can do between now and Christmas is plan as we are not allowed to start building before the 31st December - lol we shall all be sat with needles poised at midnight.

Michele said...

Love all your wips! they are coming along so nice!

lol another one bites the dust eh?! Oh you'll have fun building and stitching your neighborhood .. can't wait to see it started!

((((((((((((((((sally))))))))))))) hang in there sweetie

Ranae said...

Good Luck! on the construction.
Your WIP's are looking awesome, as always.

Ruth Rachel Vendsel said...

hi Sally, your Quaker Christmas is a real stunner! I joined the BP SAL yesterday, too, and am currently trying as hard as I can to resist joining the MMIRR. :)

I'm sorry to hear you're still feeling blue. I hope you will take good care and be kind to yourself. From the perspective of my counseling background, I'm wondering if you have thought about trying to talk to someone about your feeling? I believe that mind/body/spirit are all entertwined. I'll be thinking of you and if you need anything just let me know.

Clare - Aimetu said...

Your stitching is really good and growing fast.

I have used Bach Flower "Rescue Remedy" before when feeling a little low. You just add a couple of drops to your drink and everything just seems not quite so bad. I hope you feel better soon.

Julie said...

Nice progress on all your WIP's.

I knew you wouldn't be able to resist that one LOL

Mylene said...

You sure been busy stitching, Sally. Your WIP's are looking beautiful!!
Sending best wishes, hope you feel better soon.

karenv said...

Your WIPs are all looking wonderful Sally :)

Glad that you joined in the neighbourhood fun - I'm really enjoying putting mine together!

Sorry you're still not feeling so good. I think Rachel's idea of talking to someone might be worth exploring, especially if you don't want to go on ADs again. Perhaps a chat with your Dr. would be the first step, even if it was to discuss herbal alternatives? {{{{Hugs}}}}

Susan said...

{{{{{{Sally}}}}}} I'm sorry you're so down :( I hope your doc. can help.

Yay on joiining the MM&I SAL. I can't wait until this gets started!

katelnorth said...

Wow, the Quaker Christmas and Sea Stars are both really lovely pieces. Not that I need to be tempted by cross-stitch, mind you...

Michele B. said...

Sea Stars and QC are looking gorgeous - the colors are fabulous for both pieces. It is such fun to see how your work progresses. Good for you for joining the RR. You are brave to take on even more challenges. I wish you were feeling better - as it is you are so productive even when you are a bit low. I'm sending hugs and good thoughts your way.

Anonymous said...

LOL Sally, you could always blame it on a moment of insanity!!

Love the WIP's.

Karan said...

Great progress on the WIP's. This M,M&I RR has really taken off in a big way. Still desperately trying not to sign up..... LOL
Hope you start to pick up soon Sally (((((hugs))))).

Sharon said...

Sally, your pieces are not boring! They are beautful and we all enjoy seeing your progress. I look forward to seeing what you are going to stitch in your neighborhood. I am in group one and I still haven't quite decided.