Happy…Tuesday?

Yeah, it’s going to be one of those weeks where I have no idea what day it is.

But, it’s a short week, pay week, and early out Friday, so I’ll take having to check the calendar every day.

Got hit with a big ol’ wave of melancholy yesterday afternoon – combination of the end of summer, and a sense of loss that the fall is essentially trashed cause of the pandemic. So frustrating to have half the country trying to do what they can do end the pandemic, and the other half just doing whatever the fuck they want – and our caseloads are 2x what they were this time last year for it. And the folks in charge have gotten bored of it all and just not doing anything. Awesome.

So, I threw myself into stitching for the evening. The Williamsburg piece is done – I decided I really liked it without any backstitching, so I just added the legs for the sheep. The pattern was to make a little pillow, but I haven’t decided if I am going that direction, or just get a little frame for it. The original pattern also had sampler letters around the border, but I didn’t love it, so I changed that to the hearts & lattice.

Finished cross stitch of the Governors Palace with sheep on the lawn in Williamsburg VA
Finished!

Next project is this Christmas ornament, also from Williamsburg. I’m going to try to remember to get a shot of it each day and see if I can’t make a gif of the project at the end.

Cross stitch of a green wreath with red apples
What it will be
Work in Progress of wreath cross stitch with some light and dark green stitching in so far
What it is…

I’m glad my brain decided, yes, we can focus on things other than doomscrolling. Making pretty things is so much better than dwelling on the shit in the world.

In other vaguely annoying things, I had to chuck out *nine* cans of Lily’s food – it’s a kinda gross “loaf” food, but these cans were basically liquified. Super gross. Gotta get in touch with Chewy and Royal Canin on that. Wheee.

Well, time to go do the thing to make the money to buy more embroidery floss.

You have a great day.

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