Learned a lesson this weekend — it’s hard work packing and assembling furniture when you’re 7 months pregnant!
I did not stitch very much at all this weekend, maybe 3 hours total at best. I was rather busy packing and cleaning up in preparation for my move in early september to a larger apt. I’ve already started b/c I know i need to get as much done as early as I can b/c come late august/early september, i will not be in any condition to do it! So, along that realm, I finally assembled a desk I got from a coworker a few months ago b/c it helped me reorganize, tidy up and pack certain items as I relocated my computer to it.
Then, I bought a small entertainment center and assemble it too yesterday. I was initially going to wait until I moved to buy it, but then, given that I’ll be 9 months when I move, I KNEW i was not going to be able to assemble it then. So, I did it yesterday. Took me over 3 hours to put it together and now my joints all hurt from all the sitting on the floor, screwing in nails, etc. I can definitely tell that my body is “looser” now that i’m pregnant! As a result, I now get to experience the joys of sore hips and sore hands today. I gotta get packed asap and get it over with. I’ve had people offer to help me pack, but I decline because that is such a personal thing to me — I’m not sure I want others all up in my stuff like that 🙂 so, that just leaves me myself and I to do it.
Oh, but as far as stitching goes, I do have a stash report! I received three issues of Cross Stitch Gold that I acquired from the bay of evil not too long ago and I was drooling!! they are lovely! I LOVE this magazine! I can’t find it in town anymore, so I definitely have to keep my eye out for the new issues via their website, or otherwise, go ahead and get a subscription. But back to the mags I received (issues 21, 21 and 23) — I was particularly excited by a few things:
2) Sue Page has another geisha design that I must stitch
3) Then, in one of the issues, they started a series of cat designs in these beautiful and bold colors. The first one is in an issue I don’t yet have (Issue 22) but will be backordering – it is the Colorful Night Cat. And, the second one is okay, but I really want the third one which is coming out in the next issue.
So, if you are in the UK and can hook me up with a monthly trade for this mag, do let me know! There really is just not enough time in the day to stitch everything I want to.
Now, if you’ve read all this, I’m sure you won’t mind reading a little more. Here is a pic of Kalonji & I. We took it last month and while I still have yet to get the pictures picked up, they did give them to us on disk — but the quality is not that great. Once I get the real pics in, I’ll scan them and put them on our main website. But I just love this picture and think it is too cute!