I'm still here. Still stitching away at my stocking. This has been a pretty hectic week. Usually I have more stitching time than driving time, and this week, it's been the opposite. Not that I mind, but it does cut in. I'm finally getting stitching time at 9PM. It's not leaving me a lot of time, but I'm getting some progress.
I started doing a little of the backstitch, so I don't have to do all of it at the end, which would be overwhelming. But it's OK so far. One of the things I really like about Stoney Creeks is that, even though they are backstitch-heavy, the backstitch really makes the picture snap to life. So it's worth the effort. But I am laughing a little at myself, because I brought all these projects to work on, and I've only done work on two. I guess when I plan to go away, my focus piece should not be anything quite so complicated.
One thing that this is showing me is that, if I move, I need to start looking at jobs much closer to me than where I work now. Gas is a huge concern, but also the time being away from home. I was lucky this morning and didn't get tied up til about a mile from the office, but I was three hours in the car on Monday, and the seats in my Neon are only a little more comfy than church pews. And it's not like there is not work to do away from here. Not everyone in that little town works in DC.