I just couldn’t stand it. I’ve been so excited to get back to Tradewinds since I swapped it out to start the Clouds Factory Zodiac SAL. I love the variation and challenge in Teresa Wentzler’s pieces, and, at least with the pieces I have chosen to work on, they never get boring.
That being said, you can see I didn’t get that much done on it. I loaded it back onto the snaps on Friday, I think. I had a three day weekend (I had a lieu day from a previous week), and thought I would get a lot more stitching in than I actually did. The kitchen needed tidying, and it was just one of those times where it seems that we had run out of pretty much everything (plus the washing machine died), so we were running a lot of errands. With the ongoing (and unseasonable) lovely weather, we threw the windows open and got a little spring cleaning done. To top that off, it seemed like all of my cooking/baking challenges converged, so I was doing everything I could to keep up. I think I got about 2-3ish hours of stitching time in on Sunday. Total for the entire weekend.
Anyway, I dropped most of the baking challenges — I am keeping Tuesdays with Dorie. I just have a lot of things I want to try, and as with stitching, the minute it becomes obligation ANYTHING, it isn’t fun anymore. Plus I haven’t had the chance to dig into the things I want to try because they don’t fit into the challenge schedules. I have to keep up with my schedule at work — I shouldn’t have to keep a schedule at home. Plus that will give me more time to work on Tradewinds. 🙂
Now the washing machine is replaced (and the laundry piles may once again diminish), and I have another three day weekend coming up (hurray!). I do have one baking project (MY choice) that I am excited to dig into (no pun intended), but other than that, I look forward to my stitching time this upcoming weekend!