February 19, 2011

not much stitching but lots of other stuff

Hi everyone,

unfortunately I don't have any up to date stitching to share with you today. It is almost impossible for me to stitch at the moment.
One of my New Year resolutions was to exercise more and get into a better shape, and that's exactly what I did last Tuesday. I took on an exercise change including lots of dive bomber push ups. And here's the down side, my arm muscles are so sore now. The right arm is alright, but my left arm, boy, it is useless, can't lift it, can't bend it and it hurts all the time. It just makes cross stitching impossible.
Today, I feel already a lot better, but still don't want to pick up the stitching yet and get a little more rest. Instead I've started last night designing my first Sampler.  My Mr. printed a pile of graph paper for me and I am now drawing little crosses all over it. I am very satisfied with the progress and I believe it will look very nice. It will show a scene of the Kalevala, the Finnish National Epic.

Last week I've continued stitching a little on my Special Delivery Sampler. I am almost done with the main part and then just have to add the name and birth date. I've decided to use my grandmother's name for it. After all she was the one who taught me to cross stitch.
I have also picked up my Riesenmustertuch again. But it is not worth a picture yet. I will post a picture as soon as the second part is ready.

The Mr. is going to have a sauna night with his band pales tonight. Lot's of steamy hot sauna, sausage eating and beer drinking. I have my doubts that he will be coming home tonight at all, but that's alright.  I am prepared for this: I have quite some movies on hand, a big bag of potato chips with yummy dip and if I am still getting bored, I can continue designing my sampler.

Wishing you all a great weekend and Happy Stitching!


Sylvia said...

Your Sepcial Delivery looks wonderful. I hear you on the exercises - I have been changing up my routine, and ouch - the walking was a bit painful these last several days.

Siobhan said...

Nice progress on your Special Delivery! I need to start exercising more. I think about it and just keep stitching!