14 May 2008

Still stitching diligently

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.


Pumpkin said...

Yea, gas is going up by as much as 0.05 tomorrow :o(

Daffycat said...
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Daffycat said...

OK, I can't spell or proofread this evening...sorry 'bout trashing that comment!

Gas was $3.70 here last time I looked. It's probably gone up already. :o(

Annie said...

Have you hit the $4.00 gas yet? We're pretty close if not there. DC area commutes can be awful. If you can find a job that minimizes that, you will make yourself a much happier individual.

~Julie~ said...

:: gigglesnort :: at the church pew seating in your car. =) I know the feeling!

I'm glad you're making progress on the stocking though, and I hope to see pictures one day. When you *do* get your camera...I'm sure your blog will be plum-full of pictures. I can't wait!

I'm sorry your commute is a pain in the bohonkus though. I'd go nuts in a car that long. I barely stay calm enough to make it the 10 minutes to the grocery store with the way people drive these days. LOL


LoriRay said...

Here in SW Oklahoma, gas has been hovering around $3.65, give or take a nickel. Diesel is about $4.25 right now. Ouch for both!

It's hard to stitch something for someone when you're angry with that someone. I'm surprised we don't pull the stitches way too tight. LOL!

Hang in there and stay on that wagon -- you're doing great! *standing ovation*

I do my thing and you do yours. I am not in this world to live up to your expectations, and you are not in this world to live up to mine. You are you and I am I, and if by chance we find each other, then it is beautiful. If not, it can’t be helped--Frederick Perls