11 March 2012
I know this is not a good picture of my progress on Hearts of America, but it pretty much sums up how last week turned out. I spent Thursday and Friday evenings with my feet propped up, since they decided to start swelling up. I didn't want to not go to my part-time job because of them, since I know this is part of being pregnant, but worrying about this has made me realize that I have to give that job up sooner than I had planned so that I can rest. That and the fact we haven't even begun to get her room together, and the house needs to be spring cleaned. I just don't have the time and energy to do it with my current schedule, and Kaydence deserves to be higher priority than work. I am still fighting it in my head, I hate having to admit defeat, even for the best of reasons. I am leaving it open that, in the future, I can go back, either to that job, or find something close.
This is my progress for the week on this piece. I can see a great deal of difference from the last time I posted. It shouldn't take too much longer to finish it, and I do enjoy stitching on it. I'm back to stitching on ornaments, but will not share a photo of the current one, by Fine-ally Finishing, til it's done. I made changes, I will admit that. The original ornament is over-1 and I'm not really comfortable with that, and then the directions were confusing and didn't follow the chart, so I'm stitching it over two. It may come out like crap, it may come out like a champ, but it's fiddly, fiddly intimidates me, and yet, I'm still doing it.