Sunday, May 22, 2016

Weekly Stitching and IHSW

I know my blogging has been limited to weekly stitching posts, but I think it's just an after-effect of the April A to Z Challenge. Besides, other than my extremely sucky work life and my non-existent home life, there just isn't anything exciting to share.

Before I get to the IHSW stuff, I continued working on Night Wish this past week. Although I'm still not up to my normal stitching self, I did do better. I left here last week:
And by Thursday night, I was here:
For the start of the second International Hermit and Stitch Weekend (I missed last week's), I wanted to work on Night Wish and I did on Friday, although not very much because I worked late:
But after spending most of Saturday afternoon helping a friend buy supplies for her first HAED (and she managed to get every single thread she needed...that NEVER happens to me), I decided to go back to Alice and the B's. I haven't stitched on them since January and I left off here:
Between Saturday night and Sunday afternoon, I managed to get a bit farther on Cinderella's hair and face:
I'd forgotten how much I missed working on a Jasmine Becket-Griffith and I think it's helping to get my stitching mojo back. I've only ever finished three HAED's, and they've all been JBG pieces, so I feel a strong connection to her work.

I've kind of fallen into a nice routine of stitching until I take my headache meds at night, and then working on my diamond cross stitch/painting project until the pills knock me out for the night. I've also started my fourth run of watching all seven seasons of The Gilmore Girls. I tried to stop after run 3, but OCD just doesn't work that way.

I know I have to get back to Suteki, but I'm just not ready to face it right now. I'm gonna have to hit it at some point before the end of the month so I'll have an update for the New Stitchy Start Blog. There just isn't enough time in the day for me to live the way I want to...I seriously need to find a way to become independently wealthy so I don't have to work anymore and I can spend all day stitching!


Bea said...

Looks like a very good stitchy weekend for you - enjoying your progress. Oh, if you figure out the independently wealthy thing, please share! VBG

Mii Stitch said...

Great progress on both pieces!!

Tiffstitch said...

Let me in on the secret if you ever find out and glad you got Alice back out. Nice progress with all the purple too!

Justine said...

Great progress - hope you're not sick of purple yet! Please pass on the trick if you find out how to become wealthy enough to stitch all day.

Linda said...

Wonderful progress as always Keiley.


Emma Louise said...

They're both coming along nicely. I saw this post and thought of you:

Cross Stitch Claire said...

Love all those purples, so pretty!

Anonymous said...

I am with you :-) Love stitching so much but unfortunately work takes so much time :-(

Rai Rai's Stitches said...

Beautiful progress. The purple is lovely!!!!

Heather said...

If you find a way let me know :). Great progress this week you always leave me in the dust :D

Tama said...

Lovely purple progress! I like Alice & the B's, too - you're so fast! I can barely get a page done, lol!

Joysze said...

When you find out how to become independently wealthy.... please share. I always say I need to win the lotto and hubby reminds me that I don't buy any tickets. LOL!

Great progress on your HAED!! I need to get my mind in gear for HAED stitching as well.

demeter83 said...

I do love Night Wish, that was a random purchase of mine years back, but I've never got round to kitting, love seeing yours, and Alice is looking brilliant!