Tuesday, August 25, 2015

Shitty morning

It's another beautiful morning on the island and I'm sure it will be another beautiful day but my day started somewhat shitty. Frosty got sick and has upset stomach so I haven't slept much and in the middle of the night I was cooking some rice for her and then black cat crossed my path and then I forgot to make my volunteering work (thank goodness they found replacement).  It's just around ten o'clock in the morning and I'm already kind of pissed off depressed. I guess I need some stitching therapy before my next move.

I was working a little on the Strawberry Thief. I decided to stitch in columns. I saw other stitcher's work done in columns and I loved to see how the piece was developing. I usually do not grid my fabric but this time I drew (with water erasable marker of course) squares 10 x 10. Holly Molly, it makes stitching so much easier! The confetti isn't dreadful as much as it was before. It actually is going not as slow as I was assuming. To stitch my first square it took me an hour and fifteen minutes and then I was frogging for half an hour... but now at least I do not make silly mistakes which saves me that frogging time.

I know I said that I would like to stitch a 100 stitches a day but if I can increase my stitching to 123 stitches a day then I could have done one column a week, a page in two months and the whole thing could be done before summer of 2018.

My mood changes as I'm typing this post, I'm more cheerful now than I was a few minutes ago. See, even typing about stitching makes me feel better. I think as soon as I send this post to the whole world I will work a little on Santa's 12 Days of Christmas - there is nothing more cheerful than a Santa. By lunch time I'll forget my rotten morning.

So long my friends,


  1. I'm glad your day is improving and great stitching! I hope Frosty feels better too.

  2. I'm sorry for Frosty and hope she's on the mend soon. I like your little strawberry thief. We have raspberry thieves at my house, although all were gone by the beginning of the month.

  3. ooooh I am liking the way you are stitching... I have never seen it done this way. I just jumped in and stitched! Looking good :)
    Yes I am also trying to up my stitches! I want to see the design appear!
    Smiles :)

  4. I'm sorry the day started out rough, but I'm so glad it's improving! Your stitching looks lovely. I hope Frosty feels better soon.

  5. Some days are like that....even in Australia.

    Glad to hear it was getting better.

  6. We all have our bad mornings and sometimes the bad extends well into the day. Glad your day is improving and hoping that Frosty is better as well.

  7. I hope your day got better! Your stitching is lovely :)

  8. Sick animals always throw the world upside down. Give her a loving cuddle from me.
    You have taken on a pretty big stitching project. Good luck with that.
    You are very resilient - you bounced back well after this little setback.

  9. Nice progress Evalina. Glad your doing better. Hope Frosty is on the mend.


  10. Life can be a B**** sometimes :)
    Keep on stitching!!

  11. Hope Frosty is feeling better. It's nice to try new stitching techniques - you never know what you might like. Strawberry is a lovely piece.

  12. I'm sorry to hear you've had a rough day but at least we can always find comfort and solace in our stitching!


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