Well, there's no snow, but it is cold and dreary out there! Ok, confession time! I did not work on Snow Valley Express! I know, I know, I can hear you all groaning, I'm sure you were rootin' for me! But I let you down! (picture me sighing a defeated sigh with my head hung and slumped shoulders here...) but! I did make great progress on "February" and to prove my point here is a photo:
Not bad, huh? I still have to stitch in the ground hog at the top, and finish the purple swirlys at the bottom. I have totally changed this one! the swirls were supposed to be black, and there is supposed to be a little heart button on the bottom left, but I don't have that (Just as "January" was to have button eyes ont he snowman...but I improvised with two black stitches.) And, I am thinking about making one other change to this piece as well, if you look really closely, you can see there is a border around the word February, just as there was in January, but it really blends in with the fabric, so I am actually thinking about pulling that all out and putting in a light pink border, or something that will show up a bit better. I made good progress on it.
Yesterday was one of the most non productive days in my life (other than this stitching) I was having the kind of day where my computer kept calling me. I read blogs until my eyes crossed. Then, I had gone to myspace and left a note for a person who I found that I knew a long time ago, who when we had last spoken we left on bad terms, but it has been bugging me all these years because we were such good friends, and I lost touch with them, and always thought, "Man if I could just go back and apologize and do things differently..." and so! I saw this person on myspace awhile ago, and I've just been too scared to leave them a note, and yesterday I did! So, I kept going back to the computer to see if they'd left me a note back. They eventually did, and things are cool. I was able to "make peace" with the situation, and now have closure. We will probably not ever be the best of friends, but I can say hi there online every once in a while. And at least I have the sence of peace knowing that they don't hate me or anything! So, I spent too much time on this machine yesterday, when we all know I should have been stitching on Snow Valley Express. Which today is my SAL day with Cindy, and so I will probably work on that project for a little bit, but then I will kick myself into gear and pull out the dreaded train! I will NOT go to bed until I have worked on the thing for at least an hour! So, at this point, since it is still early...only 8:35 in the morning, I think that between now and the time I go to bed (around11, or so tonight) I should be able to find ONE hour to get some stitching in on that piece. ok, enough rambeling, I'm off to exercise and then stitch!