I know quite a few of you will remember that I signed up for the 2011 stitching challenge where we were to start a new project on each of the first 15 days of January. I changed the challenge somewhat so that I could incorporate some UFOs that are lying around here. I've had to modify it even more.
I did okay the first couple days, but around the 4th or 5th, my back was hurting so bad I just didn't feel up to pulling the required threads and fabric so I just kept stitching on the newest project. I actually stitched on it until it was completed. I started this on Jan 4 and completed it on Jan 16 (I think).
I still didn't feel like pulling threads so I picked up the piece I started Jan 3rd and finished it. I don't know why but I can get a good shot of this one; every shot is just a bit blurry.
Then I picked up the piece I started Jan 2 - The Witches Wheel. Here's what it looks like after 3 1/2 skeins of black and 7 days of stitching. Ignore the wrinkles and hoop marks as the ironing board isn't out and I didn't want to ask M to set it up for me.
I'm not giving up on the challenge list I posted; just revising it a bit as I hate to keep asking M to put these threads away and pull these threads for me. He's been a complete angel since this started and I know he doesn't mind, but we all know how we love to play in the fibers ourselves. Saw the surgeon Jan 18 and he told me again no bending, lifting or twisting until my next visit which if Feb 15; then we get to start that wonderful thing called physical therapy. But hey, if it gets me back to playing in my thread boxes again I'll be one happy camper.