Sometimes you just have to face the fact that you are not going to achieve what you had hoped. I have to face that reality with Tash & Kids. I’m just not going to get it finished in time for her birthday.
Last week I was starting to stress majorly about getting it done. I was staying up till after 12 stitching on nights when I was able. When you consider that I get up at 5 every morning to leave the house by 6 for work and not home again until after 6 at night this was making me rather tired and possibly a little cranky.
Then a friend died very unexpectedly. Massive heart attack they are saying. I don’t know him or his wife super well but enough to say hi and the occasional dinner has been shared with mutual friends, a couple of Karaoke nights and many sangrias and red wines. Enough to feel his loss. He was in good shape, had no history of heart disease in his family and only 56. He was scaling down and going into semi retirement with plans of surfing, fishing, riding and enjoying his family. There was no sign that anything like this was even on the horizon let alone immanent. This seems grossly unfair.
Makes you pause and re-evaluate things a little. You just don’t know what is around that next corner and every day really is a gift. So I have decided that I am not going to stress. I have way to much other good stuff coming up in the next few weeks that I want to enjoy. A friends wedding this weekend as well as a spa day, parachuting next weekend and a large BBQ dinner, my grandmothers birthday the one after that, and then the Adele concert followed by a daughter coming home and we are taking her to the 21 Pilots concert the weekend after that. I’m going to enjoy these things.
On March 26 I am going to pop around to my friends house and show her this gift and then bring it home again with me to finish, hopefully in time for mothers day in May 🙂
I am not going to stress about this any more but I am going to keep on stitching it 🙂 Due to the above there was not as much stitching as there possibly should have been but progress has been made. 710 was the entire stitch count for the week.
Friday night, with everything that was happening, I just couldn’t concentrate to stitch so I hauled my rug out. Progress is moving along quite nicely with this 🙂 Its fabulous ‘no thinking required’ work so great for days when your thinker is broke.
I might have to start photographing these facing the same way haha
Well that was my crafty world for this week. Now go hug your friends and family then go out enjoy the fact that life is a fabulous gift and even though there are times when you might just be ready to give up if you look around there are always little moments that sparkle and a reason to smile.