So...what a month! Starting in December - Holidays and travelling can be exhausting, am I right? We were lucky - our travel was amazingly smooth and without complications, but I can't say the same for many of the people I encountered in the airports. We spent Christmas in Georgia and the New Year in Pittsburgh. And I loved every minute but was glad to unpack my bag and be settled here in Florida for a while.
Florida...where I thought I'd be having all kinds of time to stitch and stitch and stitch. Except I don't. Late in December and all through January I've been reading like Henry Bemis from the Twilight Zone.
|Look how happy he is before.....Well, you know.|
In December and January I read 11 books, and that's a crazy lot for me. My last book was All the Light We Cannot See and I loved it. It was one of those that I would put down and then spend all my time away from it wondering what would happen next.
I've been playing cards with some of the ladies from my condo complex. I'll tell you, just knowing people's names here and having them know mine makes a huge difference in my happiness. I don't feel the loneliness that I felt last year.
And a local stitching store has three (3!) stitch ins every week! I've gone once and will for sure go again.
But even though I'm not stitching like I thought I would, I've had ONE finish, and I'm pretty happy about it because it'll be the first piece of stitching created specifically for our Florida home. Although I love my Pittsburgh framer, I'll have it framed at the stitching store here. Hopefully next week. In the meantime, here are a couple pictures:
|BBD's Beneath the Sunlit Sky|