Monday, January 20, 2014

Stitching Real Estate!

Well, this past weekend was my SAL with Jules. So, I went digging and dragged this ole' one out, dusted it off and was able to get about an hours worth of work in on it.  I worked on the never ending roof. 
 And these past 5 days was my round to work on The Abbey.  It is coming along! I was gonna work on the back stitching page by page, but have just decided to do it by color. I added more of the dark red to the windows and started the black iron work at the top of the tower. It is still just slow going.
I don't think it's the project that is causing it to be so's me.  Since my husband has deployed, I have seemed to become nocturnal. I can't go to sleep at night! And when I do, my daughter wakes me up in the middle of the night. I think I may have gotten a handful of good nights sleep since he left, and that was only with the help of a Benadryl. You'd thing that I would pull out my stitching once she goes to bed. But, by the end of the day after dealing with her ALL day I'm frazzled, and just feel like sitting in front of the TV and zoning out. I just want to turn my head off, and not even think!  I'm just in this funk, and I hate it!  So, this week I am going to try to take a Benadryl the minute she goes to sleep, watch one episode on the TV, allowing the med to kick in, then as soon as it's over head to bed. Hopefully then I will be awake and ready to go nice and early, and able to stitch before she wakes up. Early morning is my favorite time of the day. I am awake and fresh and just love the quiet. I get my best work done in the mornings. So, we will see if that helps me be a bit more productive. (fingers crossed, lets hope!)
Well I am super excited!! As these next 5 days I'm gonna start working on a new project! "Sea of Roses" a HAED piece. I will probably use today to kit it up and then hopefully get some good work in on it. We will see. I want to try to finish pages 1-3 on this project this year as I would like to give it to my Sister in law maybe by her birthday in August of 2015, we will see. That gives me more than a year and a half to get it done. It's a nine page pattern but only 4 of those pages are full pages, the other pages only have around 600 stitches on them.  So we will see.  Wish me luck!


Jules said...

Beautiful progress! On both pieces!!

This is why we are doing this as a SAL, to help you along while your hubby is deployed. :) I look forward to seeing much more completed on CH4TH next month (say, the roof completed?). Giving you a goal. ;)

Get some rest as much as you can. But also get some stitchy time in. And starting a new piece; can't wait to see what it looks like. I won't go to the HAED site and look it up.

Vicki said...

You always pick the most beautiful projects to stitch! Your progress on both of them is terrific. Hope your new "sleep plan" works!

Linda said...

I so love both of these pieces Lana. Your stitching is beautiful. Sorry to hear about the sleeping problems. Hopefully it will calm down.


Lillie said...

Both SAL and Abby looking fabulous. Hope things will get back to normal for you soon.

Annie said...

Great progress on both projects!

Angela CG said...

Great progress on both your stitches. Another option for assistance sleeping is melatonin supplements instead of the benedryl. Just a thought.