The past week has not been conducive to stitching. As usual, there’s lots going on in my little world. So, no stitching at all during the week. And I think it was only over the weekend that I was able to pick up a needle. On Saturday, I got up early for my 5K training. We actually ended up walking 3.2 miles in under an hour. I was so excited about that!! I felt really good, and finally felt like “ok, I can really do this!”. Then I went and weighed in for the week and had a pretty good loss. Then Eric and I went to Lone Star Park for our annual day at the races. I’ll have photos soon. And the horse I picked for the last race came in second, so we won some good money on that last race! Thank you Diamante de Oro!! Unfortunately, by the end of our afternoon, I began to feel that all was not right with the world. During the latter part of my walk that morning I knew my shoes were rubbing and that I was probably getting blisters. My heels didn’t look too bad when I got home, and it wasn’t until later that afternoon that the blisters actually started to show up. And I have never had blisters this bad before. I can barely walk today and I look like a complete idiot hobbling around work. So, not sure how this bodes for my walk on Saturday (luckily the 5k is a couple of weeks away still). But relaxing stitching time was definitely necessary yesterday!
So, as you can see I made pretty good progress on Earth Sampler. We finished watching Season 1 of True Blood and I stitched. I finished up the row with the whale, ripped out the h, i, j that I’d stitched in Sable and restitched it in Cinnamon, and then I stitched p through v on the next row, and finally started the row below it too. So excited I got to finally use the Peacock thread! Love that blue!! Now that I’ve switched out to the Cinnamon from the Sable that wasn’t working I am absolutely in love with this piece. I love stitching on it and it is turning out so pretty (in my opinion). Of course, the yeti fabric is still difficult to photograph, but I’m getting closer I think. Such a super fun stitch! And I sure needed that after dealing with my blistered self all weekend.
And, although my mail carrier is a complete ass who loves to bend and fold any piece of mail he or she is delivering, I got some good mail this weekend! I don’t know if I’ve mentioned before that I signed up at the Country Sampler for their Stacy Nash club? Back at the beginning of the year, I received the first installment. The back of the heart will have a wool pocket to hold scissors.
Then, a few months later I received the second installment. This is a sweet little piece that has a velvet pocket on the inside, and then a little wool heart-shaped pocket to hold scissors and of course a place to put your needles.
And then this weekend, I received package #3. Isn’t this the cutest thing?
One of these days I’ll make some time to stitch these up. Until then, I’ll just keep stitching along on my Earth Sampler.