I don't drink alcohol, but I spent the better part of the weekend nursing a hangover of epic proportions. As much as I'd love to tell you that it was the result of sipping too much champagne while aboard Jeffrey Dean Morgan's yacht, I'm afraid that it was nothing more than the tail end of a good old fashioned migraine.
It all started innocently enough. Aunt Chrissy and I decided to go for the fishes dinner at the Culver's, and about 3/4 of the way through my cole slaw I felt like my left eye was going to pop right out of my head and right onto my plastic spork. Fast forward to 3am, and I was face down on the cool ceramic tile of the bathroom, praying for death.
Needless to say, not a whole lot of stitching went on this weekend, but I did manage to poke a needle through a new start last night while watching the Academy Awards.
Is it just me, or did the entire thing make you want to go back to the movie theater? I haven't been in quite some time because I am convinced that I can have a much better movie viewing experience from the friendly confines of my Happy Chair, instead of having to listen to some twelve year old jackass talk on her cell phone for ninety six minutes while stuffing her face with popcorn, but I really do want to consider going back to viewing things on the big screen, since I think that the handsome French guy that won Best Actor would be even better four stories tall.
(Note to self....don't look for any awards for your writing anytime soon, especially given the fact that you can't seem to put together a coherent sentence with two hands and a flashlight.)
Here are three really terrible pictures of some of the things that I played with this weekend. 'Scuse the mess, friends. I'm just not very good at posing my stitching properly for its close up.
This is the new start: Barnwood Buttons by Rosewood Manor. I'm stitching it on 28ct. Raisin Cashel with Weeks Dye Werks Light Khaki, and I'm trying my best not to ruin, break, or lose the gorgeous buttons for it. (This one had me at hello.)
As God is my witness, I am going to finish this canvas this year. I keep thinking that a border would do it wonders, so maybe I'll futz with that for a bit before tackling the next flower. (Thread selection and stitch guide are by Miss Ruth of Bedecked and Beadazzled. Canvas is from Maggie and Co.)
And can I get a big Woo Hoo from the congregation?! I had to move the q-snaps! Now if I can just stick with this, maybe it will see the inside of the Michael's framing department before it's time to think about starting the summer girl! (Oh, sorry. This is Le Printemps from Birds of a Feather.)
So there you have it. Not much to show, but at least I'm upright and not clutching the Tylenol bottle. God willin' and the creek don't rise, I'm going to see what I can do about getting some progress made on SOMETHING by the end of the day, even if it's just a few stitches.