Monday, December 26, 2016

Weekly Stitching

For the first time in a very long time, I spent almost all Christmas weekend living in headache-land and it totally sucked. Unfortunately, I know exactly why...the joy that is my job and some very particular co-workers. Thank goodness I get to go back to work tomorrow and start it all over again (insert sarcastic smirk here).

We've also spent most of the weekend without water (except at night). Apparently, the jerks next door were illegal digging and broke a water main. Sick headaches and lack of water do not mix well, so I tried to stay as drugged up and knocked out as possible (which is why I haven't been online all weekend).

And what happens when I do get online? I find out that George Michael is gone too. 2016 is the worst year ever. If I knew of a New Year's party, I would actually go just to kick this horrible year out the door!

I did get some stitching done, most of which was today, but still. I left off last week here:
And at least made it to here tonight:
Thank goodness I spent a lot of time stitching before the weekend and there wasn't a lot of confetti in this section. Unfortunately, I can't say that about the last page.

It's still up in the air whether or not I'll finish before the end of the year, but I am hopeful. At least I've got some time off around New Years. I initially took vacation days for the new pup, but since he's still sick, it will be a while before he's ready. Again, I'm pretty hopeful that all will be well on that front too. Why do I even bother with hope?

Bam got a red ball replacement from both his Mommy and his Auntie Am. He's having a hard time deciding which one will be the official new red ball (even though one is actually purple - believe it or not, that was Auntie Am's gift). I will say that squeaky balls and headaches don't go well together though, so it hasn't been pleasant.

Guess we'll know for sure whether or not I finished Lilo and Stitch by next weekend. Keep your fingers crossed.

I also got RAK'ed again this Bringer of Light by Jasmine Becket-Griffith:
Bringer of Light_00
And the really cool thing is that it's an oldie which means NO DITHERING! At least I have plenty of new stash for 2017...that is if I manage to finish my already started projects that I've been ignoring since Lilo and Stitch. I am looking forward to getting back to a normal rotation again.


Kaisievic said...

Oh no, what a bummer having a headache - poor you. Lovely stitching, though.

Linda said...

Sorry about the bad headache. Hope it goes away soon. I know I sound like a broken record, but I still can't believe how fast you stitch. If I could stitch that fast, I wouldn't have a gazillion projects started. lol

Take care,

Khristine Doiron said...

Sorry to hear you have not been feeling well! And the new puppy is not well either. I hope you are both on the mend!
Great progress on Lilo and Stitch!! You are close now!!

Bea said...

So sorry about the headache - they just straight out suck! LOVE the RAK, all that lightning. Very good progress on L&S. I think a finish is possible if you can stay pain free.

Tiffstitch said...

Awesome RAK! I hope your headache doesn't return again this week. Maybe your co-workers will still be in food-induced comatose states? Fingers crossed you'll meet your goal and so glad Bam has 2 choices for his ball now.

Heather said...

Yay for Bam having 2 new balls but boo for you! I get horrible headaches too so I know how you feel. I can work through colds, flus and just about anything but a bad headache knocks me on my ass. I hope you and the puppy are getting/are better :)