It is amazing how time slows when you take work out of the equation. I have to say if my computer didn't have the date on it, I wouldn't know what it was. I am very much enjoying the reduced stress of not working. Of course, recovery is hard work (I have to make sure I get enough rest and all) and I am doing my best to keep up with everything I am supposed to be doing (and not doing) to make it all go smoothly. The doctor has given me the clear to start adding things back into my daily activities as my body feels up to it, but was still very adamant about me NOT going back into the office for at least another month (have I said how much I LOVE my doctor?!?!) I even had the previously unknown thought of "why even bother teleworking?" I would never, ever, ever have had that thought before (I have teleworked with fevers and flu and never thought twice about it) and I am not sure what is causing it right now - maybe the feeling of being fully rested and not stressed? - but I am rather liking it.
One of the things that the down time has given me is time to stitch. Hours of uninterrupted time. And while I don't have a lot to show for my post, I do have an exciting announcement - I finished ALL of the eyelets on Kayann's Kreations' Elegant Doily!!! Yes, every single one of the hundreds of eyelets are done! I have started the cutting, weaving and filling stitches and here they are:
This is supposed to be in the rotation for another couple of days but I do have say I am bored out of my mind stitching the same thing over and over and over so I will probably pull out the next piece in my rotation tomorrow and start work on it a bit early.
Oh yes, I was so completely overcome with the good news that I forgot - WIPocalypse is hosted by Melissa at Measi's Musings and is a WIP reduction SAL. No pressure, just stitch on your WIPs and every month on the full moon post a photo. Melissa has given us various topics to blog about for each posting. This month's topic is, "Are you a Halloween or Christmas stitcher?" Definitely Christmas. While I do have several Halloween patterns in my stash, it is nowhere near the number of Christmas pieces that I have. I am not a particularly religious person (rather more indifferentist or apatheist than anything else) but I do like the whole family and friends atmosphere that surrounds the season and emphasize that. I am a huge fan of Saint Nicholas and all the various incarnations - the idea of good will and kindness is the draw for me.