I am back home, got in last night, and found the family still all here. They survived without me for a few days, following the schedule and detailed notes of activities that go on (like when to wake up the kids, what to put in everyone's lunch boxes, what time each kid needs to be picked up from school and so on). It looked like they followed it pretty well, or just decided to check off each item and leave it out for me to see :)
Like I mentioned, I brough MW with me and actually did take it out a couple of times to stitch. I put the finishing touches on the motif I was working up before her last hibernation and then started a new one (after I finish one more I will post a status photo for you). It is funny when I have some down time and get the "itch to stitch"...I get tired. I take out the project I am currently working on, get all ready to stitch, put in a doz or so stitches then have the uncontrollable desire to close my eyes and take a nap. Maybe because the stitching relaxes me so much...or maybe because the only time I let myself sit is when I stitch and by then I am so tired that I need a little shut-eye time. Well, whatever the reason, I didn't stitch as much as I could have. However, I did enjoy some personal time in Seattle on Monday as I got to walk around Pike Place Market and take in all the fresh produce, fresh fish and flowers. There are also neat stalls of handmade items - like soaps, hats, purses and so on. I did end up purchasing some baked dried apples. I remembered these from when I was in Seattle in March and couldn't wait to get some more. I love some dried fruits and this little company has the best dried/baked apple - all apples without any sulfers or other additives. Boy are they crunchy. Knowing that dried fruit has more carbs/sugar I tried to limit myself to eating only one bag (not always an easy task...at least it is a little better for you than straight out candy).
Now back home, I have to finish the ornament for the Ornament Swap and get that in the mail and then I will be totally free of exchange stitching for about a month. So I will definitely take some time and enjoy stitching on MW.
So, until next post...remember to
Live, Love, Laugh and Stitch often!