Hello Stitchy Friends.

I just found out that there is going to be an 18th and 19th Century Needlework exhibit close by and I am beyond excited. Can you say “Needlework Nerd”? I’m scheming now about who I can talk into going with me.

Tom and I have not been sleeping well this week. Me- because of sniffling and coughing. Him- because of my sniffling and coughing. Not sleeping well SUCKS! It makes me cranky all day long. You can ask anyone at my office because it’s true.

I have been getting a lot done on my Modern Folk heart pillow though. I’m being slow and methodical and trying not to feel like I have to rush through it. That’s hard for me because I can be very results oriented. I have to constantly remind myself that cross stitching is as much about the process as it is about the result.

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Yesterday I stopped at the library during lunch and picked up a book on the zen of everyday things. The author talks a lot about doing laundry which is probably one of my least zen activities, but I totally get what she means. I feel that way when I wash dishes by hand, or chop veggies, or bake bread, or stir broth, or cross stitch. I suppose you’ve got to find it wherever you can.

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