Jan 12, 2019


Don't ask me how I did it, but I somehow managed to stitch almost the entire five hours in the d-chair yesterday while listening to Flosstube in my headphones! I don't know if it was the different location in a different pod, or the way the needles went in, or maybe it was just my day.

But I'm not going to question it.

I stopped for my end of week Starbucks treat and tried the Cinnamon Shortbread Latte (with an extra shot). Delicious, and kept me awake and alert to stitch some more until bed time.

So all in all a very happy, very stitchy, very peaceful Friday indeed!

Now let's see what we can do about today, shall we? There is laundry and cleaning and Christmas decoration de-decorating to do. I am having surgery on Tuesday of next week, so I really would like to go into it with things tidy, clean, quiet, and orderly, so all I have to do is relax and recover.

But it is cold and grey outside, and I sure wouldn't mind another day of stitching on Red Velvet Cake. Hmmmmm....I wonder which little voice in my head will win?


  1. So nice to hear you had a good day yesterday, and also got so much stitching done! I wanted to mention that I love the two pieces you're working on; the sunflower is gorgeous (and the addition of beads should be stunning!) I would say you should just enjoy stitching again today (but if having your house in order will make you feel better for your recuperation this week, maybe give yourself a short time limit to get enough done, and then you can stitch!) Good luck with the surgery on Tuesday - I'll keep you in my prayers.

  2. So happy for you that it was a tolerable D-day and you were able to stitch.

  3. Always good news when you "sail" through d-chair day...and
    just look at red velvet...progress, indeed. Maybe you can reserve that pod...Will give prayerful attention to your Tuesday. By then you may accomplish both home chores and more stitching to set the stage for your snap-back.

  4. At least take down the holiday decor. It will drive you nuts next week otherwise. My friend has d-chair days also, but with his other issues, there is no transplant on his agenda. But that is ok too. He's tired. Take care, will think good things for you on Tuesday.

  5. The muse was with you...
    Tuesday might be easier if you are coming home to tranquil and clean space....

  6. Why is de-decoration so much more work than decoration???

    Susan Anonymouse

  7. Looking gorgeous :) So happy you had some fantastic stitching time :) Keeping you in my prayers!!

  8. Terrific news about your d-chair day: yaaaaaaay.

    I vote for a bit of stitching and a bit of cleaning. Tackle the cleaning tasks that bother you most and close your eyes (and mind) to the rest of it. It will still be there when you're able to do it.

    Sydney, Australia

  9. Praying the surgery is successful and all your future d-chair days are like yesterday!

  10. RVC is looking fabulous, Coni! Hope your Saturday was a good one!

  11. please let me know if there is anything I can do for you next week... in my prayers