I suppose I should be happy. We are making progress all around. Instead I’m still very stressed. This week on the needlepoint front I’ve:
- finished 1 (of 4) Christmas ornaments
- finished 1 late project
- made enough to progress to know next project will be finished when due on Wednesday
On the office remodeling front:
- got more boxes packed with stuff to ship out
- bought new reorganization tools
- had office fan installed
- put large canvases in new storage
- started cleaning off desk
- cleaned & reorganized two drawers in chest (temporary storage)
On the bathroom front:
- new lighting in
- rough plumbing in & ready for inspection
- tiling starts this week
Written this way it sounds like lots has been done, and I’m sure it has. But I keep feeling pressured to do more as if packing away everything in my office will make the floor arrive faster. And frustrated by delays on the other because remodeling projects always always take longer than expected.
I think that the constant bustle and stress just makes me want to be like my cat Darcy who sleeps on his blanket probably 22 hours a day.
Instead I plan needlepoint. My newest project is an adorable and 1″ tall nativity set from Princess & Me. It’s no longer made. The picture is of the figures stitched by others. I didn’t get the animals or the backdrop, so I just have tiny, adorable people.
My tentative plan is to have them finished as flat ornaments with very short hangers and put them on a small wreath. What do you think?
Being tiny I’ll be able to use bits and pieces of thread, which means less time trying to find threads. I’ve pulled most of them from the threads ready to be put away & have put two figures on stretcher bars. Now I just need to find time to stitch them. I love this pale blue background and I think I will do that. I found some Pebbly Perle when cleaning the bookshelves that will be perfect.
I think maybe to keep my sanity I’m going to institute forced relaxation time each afternoon. I don’t think I will even stitch, I’ll just read. And try to be chill.
Have a happy Sunday whatever you are doing!