Yet again, I had another horrible work week and it's starting to take its toll on me...I've had three headaches this past week, something I haven't had in months. All I seem to want to do is come home, play with the pup, eat and stitch, but like the previous weeks, that hasn't been an easy task, I'm lucky if I manage just one of those things per night. I did manage three stitching days during the week (although not good ones) but at least I was able to catch up this weekend. I left off here last Sunday:
I finished page 2 and got a chunk of page 3 done. Page 4 is just a column + 1, so it's more like just a continuation of page 3. I left off here tonight:
You might notice, a bit off-center to the bottom, are two heads...my wedding couple are starting to take shape! I didn't even notice it until I uploaded the pictures. Makes me kind of excited to get to the next row!
But, considering how the month is closing in on me, I don't think I'm going to be able to finish it before New Years, even with two three-day weekends coming up. Which really sucks, because I want to start three new projects come January 1.
Last year's HAED Christmas Contest Suteki - a project for my sister:
HAED Snow White - now retired:
and HAED Night Wish
All of these are a lot smaller than Maleficent or Alice and the B's, so they shouldn't take nearly as long. I debated having so many WIPs at one time, especially since the more I have, the longer each will take, but I'm not getting any younger and I've been drooling over these projects for so long, I don't think it can wait the year or two more that Mal & Alice and the B's is going to take. If there is one lesson I'm taking away from Rainy Wedding, it's that a smaller project finishes quicker and you get that amazing sense of accomplishment that only a completed piece gives. I don't think there is a better motivator than that.
The other projects I have in limbo, namely A Summer Ball and Disney's 35th Anniversary Celebration, are probably never going to be finished because I HATE working on them. I think HAEDs have spoiled me. I prefer the easy simplicity they offer without all the fractional stitches.
Just for fun, I randomly bought a Disney Gingerbread House kit last weekend and, although I intended on buying more stuff to spruce it up a bit, I decided to give it a go. I ended up not following the instructions at all and just tried to put my own spin on it. So don't judge me too harshly, this is the first gingerbread house I've ever made:
I was so proud of myself when I finished...gingerbread houses aren't nearly as easy as they look! Apparently though, my newest Disney diet isn't going so well because it didn't take me long to start nibbling on it and today it got demolished for easier consumption. Kind of makes me want to get another kit though with more stuff just to see where I take it next, but obviously my self control is a bit tenuous right now, so I better not push it.
I did finish watching the entire series of Bones for the second time and I made myself put it away for a while. I think that the worse life gets, the more my OCD comes out of the woodwork and I end up consumed with the weirdest stuff. So after clearing off queues and wandering through different DVDs I've managed to amass since I've been Bones obsessed, I decided to start watching the X-Files again before the new series starts in January. I like X-Files but not enough to get obsessed (I don't think). We'll see how it goes...before the week is out, I may be pulling out the Bones DVDs again.