Wednesday, February 15, 2012

The Best Laid Plans

Don't you just hate it when things don't go as planned or expected?  I got up early this morning to be ready for some installers to do some work on the house, but the product ordered was not correct.  The morning was a total wash and due to trying to get this project done since December, I was also getting extremely frustrated.  After putting the living room back together, I've just been aimless the rest of the day.  I have tried stitching, but just can't seem to get going on it.  I don't feel like I've gotten very far on the outer border of An Open Heart.  Might be because I haven't been stitching on it, lol. 

I'm not yet halfway around the outer border. 

I have been getting some stitches in my Sanctuary of Knowledge by Randal Spangler (HAED). 

Sanctuary of Knowledge
Randal Spangler

I am on page 14 (out of 77).  I was really enjoying working on this again, but last night I was feeling the familiar frustration of putting in a lot of hours and not seeing much progress.  I'm thinking I'll be doing the HAED charts in fits and starts this year, rather than trying to finish up a page before moving to something else. 

And those something elses are being troublemakers!  I felt the need of some retail therapy after the fiasco this morning, so I ordered the fabic for Chatelaine's Misty Morning Vineyard and Victoria Sampler's Forget-Me-Not Sampler, and the patterns for Chatelaine's Celtic Maze Garden and Evening in the Park.  Like I don't have enough to do;  the socks and scarf are still being knitted, the blanket crocheted, 6-7 cross stitch WIP's and life in general.

Here is a teaser for the next start (which will NOT be started until I finish Crystal Roses, cross my heart, lol).

Aren't the colors just yummy? 

Happy Stitching!



  1. I can't wait to see what your new start is! I'm sorry to hear about the mess up on your product :( things like that are definitely frustrating! Beautiful work on Sanctuary!

  2. Some beautiful stitching! Have a happy IHSW! x

  3. Love seeing your progress on Sanctuary. I am also stitching this and it does feel like you are not getting much done...but it will be beautiful when we finish. Those new colors are soooo pretty better get to stitching on the crystal roses!! Wait NO, stitch on Sanctuary! Maybe if you get distracted I can catch up with you on Sanctuary, LOL yeah right!