I'm feeling out of sorts today. Don't really feel like stitching. I think it's because I had one of those days. The ones where you wake up with the alarm but fall back asleep and wake up 10 minutes before you are supposed to be at work. The kind that start with no coffee...the one thing you are completely dependent on to wake up. The kind where you're stuck in an all morning meeting with folks that kind of drive you batty and the kind where you get some scary and unsettling news.
It also doesn't help that *the boy* left last night...while I was at sewing class...wondering why I was there instead of at the airport. I'm sad...but I'm also relieved. I am super tired. I need some time to myself. I need to be a hermit but I also have this "party, party, party" feeling too. See...full of contradictions. Perhaps that means I don't know what I want.
Scary news...this makes me want to be a hermit but also makes me want to hop on a plane. See...contradictions. I received an email from my sister letting me know that she had a lump biopsy test positive for cancer. She (and the doctors) think that the lump is small enough that she can have a lumpectomy done and a short course of radiation to be rid of it. I am rather surprised. Cancer isn't really in our family history...let alone breast cancer. I suppose we were all safe but it's just a lesson that no one is really safe from anything. Her MRI is this week. I wish I could be with her and help out but things sound relatively ok that I'll just sit, hope and pray for the best. I'd appreciate some good thoughts sent her way too.
So, I think my out of sorts feelings are justified?
I haven't stitched much since my last Letter G progress report. I've made it to the fairy and as I suspected...those quarter stitches are kind of a pain. Hard to see and such. But she's a small fairy and should be relatively painless. This week will be sewing focused as my 1st project is due Monday and as you can imagine, I am very behind! Working on sewing stuff for 5 hours on Sunday didn't get me very ahead and I managed to stick myself in the wrist with a straight pin (only me!) and get an awful bruise. Who says sewing isn't a dangerous sport...ermm...I mean hobby?!
And a quick heads up. Some folks liked my "butterfly family adoption" idea to save items from going to the Goodwill. My parents returned from their four month trip to Nicaragua with some interesting finds that are not quite my style. I'm pretty minimalistic about things and after 34 years have accumulated quite a lot of Nicaraguan artsy stuff that I still have in boxes. And as people say, one person's "junk" is another person's treasure. So if you are into butterflies and chickens, stay tuned...I'll be hosting more adoptions in the near future!
Well...that's it for me today. I'll post more progress later in the week.
Until next time...