Tuesday, 20 January 2009

Missing my mojo

Seems I've lost a bit of my mojo since last week's accident. I have stitched but not nearly as much as I'd planned. The first few days after the accident my sore back prevented me from sitting and stitching for any length of time. It's healed now but I've kind of got into a rut and all I want to do when I return home from work is sit and watch TV. Not my usual past time, trust me. I'm on one of those 7 day stretches at work so maybe that has something to do with it. This evening marks the end of day 4 and I'm wiped out.

I toted my new start with me to work on the weekend but it was pretty hectic with few breaks so I've only a partial snowman stitched to show for it. I'm using the DMC conversions for this rather than the specialty threads. When it comes to stitching the trees in this though I wanted to use the Weeks floss to give them a little more colour variation. My LNS put a skein aside for me to pick on Saturday afternoon after work but I just couldn't see making a trip into the city for only that. I'll get my DH to pick it up for me this week.

I've been keeping an eye on all the lovely stitching on the Mirabilia SAL. I know, I know, I should be working on my Easter Fairy along with them but when I did stitch this past week all I wanted to work on was Cirque. It's coming along, slowly but surely which kind of matched my speed this week. I'll probably stick with this one until the weekend and then switch over to the Fairy. I also want to get my ornie finished for the end of the month so I better get myself in gear. I don't know about you but to me it feels like this month is just flying by.
The weather here hasn't been quite as cold the past couple of days as it was last week. In fact it feels downright balmy! I can't believe I'm using that description for temperatures at -11 C but after shivering through -28C with a wind chill of -35 it really does feel much warmer. It's been several years since I've been woken up by the sound of the house contracting in the cold. For those of you who've never heard this, it's a very loud bang , almost as if a cannon has just gone off! Maybe the cold has frozen my mojo!! Alas, the warming trend is shortlived since the forecast calls for more cold at the tail end of the week. Perhaps Suzanne and I could switch locations for a week or so!! I'll warm up and she can cool down! Either that or I'm heading down to bunk in with you Kathy, lol!!

I'd really hoped to head south for a week again this winter but my accident put an end to that. As I suspected, my car was written off by the insurance company. Welcome back car payments!! Car prices are so low right now along with almost non-existent interest that the payments on a new vehicle worked out lower than those on a used one. Yesterday after work I headed to the dealer and picked up my brand new 2009 Mazda 3. It was too dark when I got home for a picture but I hope to have one for you on my next post.

Gotta go now and get my lunch for tomorrow's work prepared. I'll leave you with a picture of a lovely woodpecker that we spotted in our front yard this week. I think she appreciated the fresh suet we'd just hung!


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  2. Swapping sounds like a great idea. We are going to have an entire week of really hot weather, with no reprieve until next Wednesday.

    I know what it's like to lose the stitching mojo, I am sure it will come back soon.

  3. Lynn, how awfully scary to read about your accident! I hope your poor back recovers quickly but with this cold weather...it just seems to seep into your bones. Its no wonder you feel exhausted after working all day and don't have any stitching energy. Who would? I really think a week some place warm would do you a lot of good!

  4. more gentle (((Hugs))) I know alot about loosing my stitching Mojo, mine went away for years. It will come back after you've slept and get a little warmer. I'm positive. Cirque is as always stunning.

  5. Hope you enjoy your new car! :) Great to see Cirque again; some of the gals at smocking guild couldn't believe anyone would stitch such a thing so I had to enlighten them! :D

  6. The door's open hon. Come on in!!!
    Our weather is gorgeous.
    I am glad to hear that you have recovered pretty well from the accident.
    I am sorry about your stitching mojo. I think we all hit a slump every now and then. But, you did some nice progress on Cirque. And Fairy Idyll will still be there. I will be in touch if I think you need a serious kick in the pants to pick it up again lol.

  7. Glad to hear your back is feeling better and Congrats on a new car!! (sorry for the car payments though)
    Your snowman stitch is cute and Cirque is incredible! Your mojo will return, you may just need a break since you work so many days straight!
    Great pic of the woodpecker!

  8. Your Cirque is looking fantastic.

    Sorry to hear you're back to car payments again! But woo hoo on the new car. I wish I could take advantage of the deals out there!

  9. Cute snowman, and circles is looking great too. Sorry to hear that you've been feeling poorly. Hopefully your back is better soon. It is amzing how shook up everything can get from an accident. While new payments are a pain, sounds like you got a lovely new deal on the car. Looking forward to seeing a picture of your new baby.