I know I haven't been around lately. It's been a blah-y week. Healthwise, I was diagnosed with gestational diabetes on Monday. I have to set up a meeting with the diabetes educator for next week, and am not looking forward to that. I do know that I have to deal with this, but it's still difficult for me to wrap my head around having to be so closely monitored, when I was a person who hadn't had a sick day in 7 years, didn't go to the doctor unless I absolutely had to, and fought taking medication. I'm trying to silence the eternal 5 year old who is throwing a temper tantrum in my head, yelling, "But I don't want to . . . ", because it's for the best, but it doesn't make it easier.
I finally found a color combination for the rabbits that I like. Aqua blue letters, white rabbits on a heathered brown fabric. It's very fresh and crisp-looking. It was not my idea, someone suggested the aqua and blue on a chocolatey fabric, but I don't have that color in a size for this project, and so I used what I had. It's a piece of MCG Textiles linen. I know . . . as a good cross stitcher, I should shy away from that fabric, but I had it, and I like it. I like the weight of it, it's quite sturdy and is refreshing to work with after that darn Wichelt linen that I used for HoA. I haven't made a lot of progress with it, but I like it.
Since my startitis has held off for 3 months, I also pulled another kitted-up chart out of storage, just so it will be there, in case I want to start it. Mosey N Me Veggies--I am jonesing for some rabbits, I guess. It's a band sampler of sorts, and I've had the chart since I saw the model in Stitching Pretty, a shop that was in Laurel, MD, and has now closed--the owner still designs under "Stitching Pretty Presents," but it was better when she had the shop. It looks like a fun chart to work on, and I have most of the supplies. I just ordered the beads and #12 Perle cottons it calls for, so it will be waiting for me. I think I need a reward for having 17 finishes so far in this year, not that my UFO box is getting lighter. Oh, well . . .
So that is all for now. I'm going to try to post some pictures of things I've done, but I have been working late this week to make up for the time at the doctors' and so, am pretty tired when I finally get home.