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Day 24 The fall

Friday, February 18th, 2011

Day 24:  Monday, February 14, 2011.

This is the first day that I haven’t done any stitching.

I took my son to the doctor this afternoon, and on the way home stopped to fill up my car with gas.  Stupidly, I stepped over the gas hose (when the nozzle was in the gas tank of the car), and tripped.  I fell hard, hitting the back of my right thigh on the concrete block the gas pump sits on, twisting my right knee, hitting my right shoulder, and finally hitting my head on the pavement.  I had my sunglasses on, and they were driven into my head above my right eye, earning me a nice cut which of course bled profusely.

As you can imagine, this fall has really slowed me down this week.  I’ve been to the doctor and gotten a CT scan (which was clear), but I’m still hurting pretty good and spending a lot of time in bed sleeping.

But, on the bright side, Monday was the only day that I haven’t done any stitching at all.  I’m working away on Rabbit, mostly.

Days 11 & 12

Thursday, February 3rd, 2011

Days 11 & 12:  Tuesday & Wednesday, February 1 & 2, 2011.

We got hit hard this week by the “Midwest Blizzard,” so I’ve had a great deal of stitching time these past few days.  I couldn’t get to work Monday, Tuesday, or Wednesday because of the snow and ice, and my son and I have been hanging out at home not doing much of anything but watching movies on Netflix, eating, and (in my case, at least) stitching.

I switched to working on Rabbit after getting a little weary of Zen Duck, and have gotten quite a bit accomplished. 

The light color is complete on the first page of the chart, and now I am filling in the dark color.

This is soothing work after Zen Duck, with all its many color changes and confetti.  There’s something very satisfying about working in two colors.  It allows me to concentrate more on the physical act of stitching rather than on reading a chart and keeping track of colors.  That might seem boring, I know, but I actually love the physicality of stitching, be it cross-stitch or knitting.  This two-color chart is the equivalent of garter stitch in knitting; it allows the process to take over and the mind to wander.  I can give myself up to the power of the stitch, over and over and over.