Wednesday, 6 August 2008

A New Start

With enough housework done on Saturday to mean the house was more than clean enough for me and no-one in the house for most of Sunday, Monday and Tuesday have been days spent doing exactly what I want.

Monday saw me making quite a bit of progress on Love Songs. I did some of the back stitch on the piano and as always I always find it so satisfying as all of a sudden the stitching comes to live and seems to have another dimension to it.

I have also started doing some of the ivory keys but, as usual, they don't show up very well in the photograph.

On Tuesday I started the Jayne's Attic Monthly Challenge. I have decided to do it on linen which is a first for me. I was a little concerned that I wouldn't be able to see the threads well enough to work out where my needle should go but I quickly picked it up. By the end of the day I had got both borders done and they matched up which meant I hadn't made any mistakes. No photos of this piece as it shouldn't be revealed until August 30th.

Elsewhere I have managed to get two more walks onto my website which only leaves me three behind. I'm catching up, all be it slowly.

Fitness-wise I have reached the can I really be bothered stage. The novelty of being good has worn off and as I'm still terribly unfit and it's hard work it would be very easy to stay in bed. Yesterday I had to drag myself to the gym in the afternoon having stayed in bed when Husband went swimming. I had intended to go down to the gym when he went swimming before work but told myself my shoulders were too sore from the swim the day before. This morning I did drag myself down to the pool, but again it would have been very easy to have just stayed in bed. At least today I knew that I get tomorrow off, I do 5 days of exercise than one day off. On the positive side I know that I am getting fitter and although it might be my imagination the waist band on my skirt does seem a little looser.


Sally said...

Hi Angela, Thanks you for the comment on my blog. I can't wait for these antibiotics to kick in so I start to feel something like.

You are making brilliant progress on Love Songs. It's a lovely piece.

Wow you have got on quickly with the Jayne's Attic SAL challenge. I've got the chart printed so far. Not thought about fabric or threads though!

BilboWaggins said...

Rest days are just as important as the days you do the exercise, you know this from your coaching days - therefore you are not being lazy, you are giving your body much needed recovery time! Stitching looking good, I'm half way through binding Merlin's first quilt but have just done all the ironing so deserve a sit-down whilst I recover!