Saturday, December 26, 2009

Winchestor House


I set a goal to finish Winchestor house by the end of the year. I can honestly say I am not going to make it!! I did however do all of the roofs and the backstitching it entailed. UGH! My fingers cramped on the last roof. I have put it away in my rotation and now working on Cinderella by Nora Corbett.

The rest of this is just me whining...so feel free to stop here if you like!!!
I spent yesterday going through all my emails, group posts etc and realized taht I have gotten just way behind. I couldn't believe how far behind I had gotten. This year has been very hard on me since I lost my grandmother. I have tried and tried to keep a happy face and keep going but I just miss her so much. I never realized how much I would miss her. Sorry...I don't mean to such a downer but that is the way I am feeling right at this moment. I started my school year a week behind and I never caught up which I tried. I got behind in my emails and posts becahse by the time I got home from work..dinner cooked I was just tired. So I stitched and got behind in my groups. Enough about this sad subject.
I have been thinking about somethings I want to change one of them is I am going to start getting my nails done again. I know that may sound silly....but I used to love getting them done and I stopped for some reason. So, I am going to get my nails done this week. On the stitching note I usually keep a database on how much I stitch and how much I have to go...well..I am stopping that because it stressed me out. This is going to be a big habit to break since I have been keep track of my stitching for years. Hopefully, I won't feel that "HAVE" to get so much done in a night to get finished by a certain deadline. Crazy huh?? but I have actually managed to stress myself out by stitching when it was supposed to be relaxing. I am also going to try to finish one of my HAED's this year. I have 2 going right now but I want to finish one of them just to say that I actually stitched a HAED!!!!!

6 comments:

zaneymay said...

your wip looks great!!!
I miss my dad and grandma so much too. I know where you are coming from.
Remember stitching is suppose to reduce stress and not add to your stressful life. Have fun with it.

Carol's Stitching said...

Winchester house is looking great. Good for you to try and make some changes in your life for your happiness... good luck!

Shari said...

the house looks great! Don't stress about it. But...I can honestly say, I know exactly where you are coming from. I am the same way! We are so much alike in that regard!
I haven't really thought seriously of how I will change my stitching this next year, but I do know I want to do more ornaments. I didn't this year & oh how I miss them!!!!

Deb said...

Well you may not finish your house this year, but I've got a few of those that I hoped to finish this year too and didn't. All I can say though is that Winchestor house is going to be stunning when it's finished!

Mzplcdokie said...

Winchester House looks fantastic! I look forward to seeing your progress on it.
Prayers going out as you make changes that will help you to be happy. Although you miss your grandma, remember you always have the memories you shared with her. I know what you are going through, it is never easy.

Charlene in SC said...

Wow - that Winchester House is looking fab! I try to keep track of what I've stitched, via blog, but not the amount of time spent. If it's stressful, it's NOT worth it. So, let's see those pretty nails - I think it's a great treat for relaxation, too.

I put Pixie's gifts in a gift bag, but may have to try wrapping them! Too cute...