When the pain got too intense, I swallowed a couple of Tylenol, slapped a BenGay patch on my forearm, and got on with it.
Tonight, though, my entire left arm is sore and swollen, Buzzy looks a bit forlorn, and I have finally come to my senses.
(For all you nurses out there...no occlusion...good thrill...no color change, numbness, or cold fingers, and I am pushing liquids and have him elevated.)
Firstly, though...I did manage to finish that second tree and two of the three birds atop said tree on Good in Everything.
I am still really enjoying this (obviously), but am somewhat kicking myself that I didn't exercise patience and order a lovely piece of linen from Picture This Plus. Mottling would have made all the difference in the world, and were it not for the sacrifice of what little mental health I have left I would scrap this and start over.
(Rats...now that I've put that thought out there in the universe, I might actually do it!)
(Stay tuned for the results of the war between my rational and irrational brains, but don't bet the farm on me making a good decision...)
So my dilemma comes in the form of wanting to continue to stitch tonight, but needing something small to play with. Should I pick up one of the Kurdy Biggs class pieces? Well, I do love them both, but they require me to sit under a better light and use a lap stand and laying tool...not feeling that tonight.
How about starting my birthday present?
Nope...not gonna. I promised myself that on my birthday (this Friday), I would wake up, make myself some cinnamon donuts, and I would open my present and play with it all day.
I thought that I might start this little guy:
And then I remembered that I needed to grab my beading mat for church guild tomorrow night (EGA Elkhart chapter meets in a church), and I kind of randomly flipped through my "Misc" basket.
EUREKA! I found a kit that I totally and completely forgot about! And it coordinates with my birthday present!! And it's Plum Street! On gorgeous linen! With Belle Soie...which I've never used before!
So...as soon as this Tylenol kicks in and I've given Buzzy a little rest, I'm going to set about stitching this puppy.
Hope your Sunday has been everything you wanted it to be! I never made it out of pajamas, but I did manage to watch a gajillion Flosstube videos, put stickers in my Erin Condren life planner, and water the plants! All in all a very lovely day indeed!!