Saturday, March 21, 2009

There Goes Challenge #2

I am appalled at myself.  I worked two small trellis stitch blocks on my canvas and then got occupied with other activities and didn't complete the February challenge.  I really don't like signing up for tasks I can't do as promised so this is really annoying me.  But then I realized my agonizing over the February block was taking all the fun out of the challenge so I stopped beating myself up over it - sort of.

Actually, my spouse has had some medical issues of late and I decided my family needed to take him on a trip he has been aching to go on since I married him 33 years ago - Phillies' Spring training in Clearwater, Florida.   Those of you who bail out of this blog at this point have my complete understanding.  I'd have bailed out of the trip if I could have as I am not a die-hard baseball fan.  I had hoped to squeeze in a visit to a quilt shop in Dunedin, which is right next to Clearwater.  But given the schedule we planned for my husband, that wasn't a happenin' thing, as they say.  Oh, they said, "We can go."  But all I could picture was my husband and son standing outside the store shuffling their feet and emitting agonal sighs while I tried to look at fabric.   It's really no fun trying to shop under that kind of pressure.  And needless to say, the trip to the yarn store, which was just down the street from the fabric shop, also fell victim to cancellation.  Well, it wasn't my dream vacation, but it wasn't planned to be so I am not terribly disappointed.  Oh, all right, I'm not disappointed at all because I have enough yarn and fabric to last me for the foreseeable future.  And I did get to spend some time at the beach and the weather was great - sunny and hot.

I did manage to squeeze in a trip to the cyber cafe while I was away and got the third stitch challenge.  I drew out a couple of plans for my panel and I'll blog them as soon as the server lets me upload my photos. I've decided to move ahead with the third panel and go back to the February assignment if time allows. Hopefully I will be able to devote more time to stitching of all sorts in the coming weeks.

1 comment:

Miss 376 said...

Look forward to seeing what you have planned. I sort of gave up on Challenge 2, life seemed to get in the way. Have a few ideas about this one, but nothing definite yet