Sunday, January 30, 2011

Cozy Day

What a wonderful day. I had worked an event for a local non-profit last night and did not get home until about 10:45. It was about midnight before I was able to go to sleep. This is way past my usual bedtime (I am an early to bed, early to rise kinda girl.) So as a result, I did not get up until about 9:15 am, which was totally decadent. Liesl thought it was a splendid idea to sleep cuddled up in a cozy, warm bed while it poured outside.

I stayed in sweats all day, lit a fire in the fireplace, made a big breakfast and puttered around the house. I was feeling majorly guilty about missing church, but I had let folks know ahead of time that I had to work that event last night. I have been working so hard and have been a bit stressed by all of the deadlines I have had to meet at work, so it was really good to rest. The rain outside made it a perfect day for reading magazines and stitching.

I finally started Rosewood Manor's Star Spangled Banner. I have been wanting to start it for a couple of weeks, but it advises starting it in a corner rather than my usual center. This is rocking my world. Whenever I have done this in the past, it has not worked out well. Plus it is on a huge piece of fabric. So today, I finally did it. It has an eyelet stitch border as the starting point. It is fun now that I have finally started it, but I had to breathe deeply while I pulled my floss out of my Jammer box. I stitched away while I watched the reunion episode of "Real Housewives of Beverly Hills" (my guilty pleasure.) There was also a "Pawn Stars" marathon on. Love it!

I wish I could say that I got more accomplished this weekend. At least I did get some rest and did get to stitch. As I have shared before, this is my year for really appreciating beauty of everyday life. I am happy to tell you that my camelias and my azaelea are blooming. They are so breathtakingly beautiful. If there is sunshine tomorrow morning, I will snap a photo so that I can share a sip of spring time with you.

May your week be blessed.

1 comment:

mbroider said...

Can't wait to see more of this project!