I so wanted to finish the second row of Maleficent this week, but with two days of barely any stitching, and none on Friday, there was no way I was going to get through it. It shouldn't take me but a couple days next week if I have good stitch days and then I can move on to something else (Sleeping Beauty Castle is eye-balling me again).
I left off here last weekend:
And got to here tonight for a total of 249.4 hrs so far:
As ticky as I am about using the right photo settings in Disney World, I can't believe it never occurred to me to change it to night portrait for these cross stitch pictures, especially since I always finish at night and it's pretty dark in my house. Oh well, problem fixed now! the actual true color of the project is closer to the first one, but I can see the details better close up than the dark picture shows them, whereas the brighter one shows them all.
I've also got to be really careful about stitching when I have a headache. I go much slower, barely make any progress, and just manage to make my time even higher than it should be. In future, even if it means I have to skip a night due to a headache, then so be it. I've got to stitch faster or I'll never finish even one of the projects this year. It doesn't have to be one of the big ones, but I'd like to finish something besides the two April A to Z Blog challenges and Pea (which got finished at the first of the year, but I worked on it for two years before). and I've still haven't gotten even one of those framed, so I'm really behind schedule.
But, considering that by this time of the year I'm usually knee-deep in Disney World planning and not stitching at all, then I guess I'm still ahead of the game. Disneyland is nothing like Disney World when it comes to planning since you can't book anything there too far ahead. It just means when the time does roll around, I'll be running around like a chicken with my head cut off in full panic mode! Disney World kind of trains you to be a commando tourist and I've been that way for so long, I'm not sure I will even be able to enjoy Disneyland because I'll be trying to march to the beat of my watch instead of looking around. I worry about the silliest things, but it definitely takes my mind off of worrying about the big things...like dealing with LAX or the LA bus tour or the uncertainty of knowing every nook and cranny of Disneyland like I do Disney World. I function on familiarity and any deviation from that can send me off the edge. Hopefully, T-Boo will be able to ground me enough to get through it. Not sure where that rant came from, but I'm obviously starting to build up the fear factor. Ugh...and on a night when I have to go to bed early too. Great.