Thank you, my friends. I am ashamed that I let my crazy out, but very soothed by the fact that I am not the only person on the planet that gets her heart crushed over and over by the one person who is supposed to not do that very thing.
We should form a club or something.
Moving right along...I am happily stitching away on Laura J. Perin's "Victorian Ribbons" in Christmas colors. Many if you have asked about my colorway....the only changes I made were to the canvas (from ecru to red) and to the Caron Watercolours (from Camouflage to Holiday). Other than that, I am using the DMC #5 perle cotton and the ribbon floss that Laura calls for.
I also got smart and decided to read and then follow the instructions carefully this time, rather than get cocky and just go off on my own little tangent. LJP knows what she's doing when it comes to designing and charting and I absolutely do not, so by listening to the professionals I am simply enhancing my overall stitchy experience. Amazing how that works!
We made it through seasons one and two of Downton Abbey over the last two days, and we have a very carefully calibrated schedule of viewing this week to get us ready for Sunday's premiere of Season Six. Stewey is so relieved to finally have a little civilization back after months and months of Housewives and Kardashians, so he's been on best behavior and enjoying the glow of life in Yorkshire.
Given all of the changes around here lately, I can't blame him.
So we're off like a herd of turtles today, armed with cozy blankets, green tea, and lots of goodness and happy thoughts for company. Thank you again, dear sweet friends, for all of your love and concern. You've fixed what ailed me!