Thursday, October 9, 2014

October WIPocalypse

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.


Monica said...

Excellent work!

Linda said...

Glad to hear your doing better Susan. Lovely progress.


Leonore Winterer said...

I'm glad to hear you're feeling better - please take care and take it slowly, so it will remain that way!

Lovely progress on Doily; cutting sounds scary to me, but not long now and this beautiful piece will be finished!

Suz said...

Huzzah for the eyelet finish!

I hope you continue to recover.


Jo who can't think of a clever nickname said...

Glad you are enjoying your recuperation time. I work two days a week and that is a nice amount!

And Yahoo for the competed eyelets! They really were a marathon.

While I like Christmas stitching I think I prefer Winter stitching, looking at most of my seasonal stitching Winter is there more than specifically Christmas.

Brigitte said...

So great to hear that you are doing better and better. And that you can dedicate a bit more time to your stitching. That might be the best for the healing process :)

I'm sure that you are glad that you have finished these eyelets. And I can understand that you want to stitch on something else for a while. That's why I always have some WIPs. I can choose from various projects when I'm tired of stitching on one.

Shebafudge said...

Woohoo! Congratulations on finishing the eyelets. The cutting is really making a difference to the look of it already!