I realize this picture is truly awful, so my apologies. This aida, from a yard or so I had in my stash, is quite wrinkly.
I joined the Frosted Pumpkin Stitchery National Park Birthday Club this year. I thought it would be fun because we have spent so much time at national parks, battlefields and seashores, and I love so much that we have this access to these beautiful places. It's a Mystery SAL, and we have gotten the first two pieces. I haven't printed the second one off yet, I would like to get this first piece finished, at least the center, before doing that. I am not 100% sold on this fabric, but I had it, and I see people making adventurous choices with their fabric, so I am trying. If it's ugly in the end, I'll just hide it, right?
I have to say, this has not been an easy stitch for me. I was pretty tired this week. I am getting to that stage of pregnancy where things start to hurt that usually never hurt. I had to tell Left-Brain I can't take our daughter to swimming lessons anymore because the chairs are uncomfortable to me and I can't lean over to help her get dressed if she needs help after classes. Trying to do that was causing back spasms and wears me out. I didn't have this issue with DD, but every kid is different--I just wish I could figure out how two pounds of person takes up so much room and weighs so much. And I just felt ugly this week and not in a mood to do anything but hide in bed and read. None of my pants fit and things were uncomfortable, but I seem to have pulled out of that. My mom took me birthday shopping yesterday and I own 3 pairs of jeans that fit and are cute and comfy, along with three new shirts. She told me to put on some perfume and lipstick today and feel good, so I did. And I do.
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