Sewing Withdrawal

I have been having some serious withdrawals when it comes to sewing.  Sewing is a stress relief for me and cheaper than therapy — well maybe…  My job is stressful — it often requires long days, lots of overtime, and being ‘on’ 8-12 hours a day.  Our busy season started this past week and technically won’t end until September 15.  We’ll have a little bit of relaxed time around May and June, but not much.  To top it all off, honeyman was out of town this week.  That left me with working long hours, coming home and taking care of the animals, fixing dinner, cleaning, and babysitting the monkeys.  I used to be a single mom and it is very hard work and certainly not anything I would ever want to do again.  By 9:30 each night I would crash.  So, I didn’t get any stress relief in this past week; and after 4-5 days, it didn’t make for a very nice me.

But today, I have been able to spend about an hour sewing.  Just after an hour, I feel much better.  I am working on an UFO that I started last year.  This is a block of the month at my LQS and I am working on the border blocks.  I have 8 more border blocks to make and then I can start putting it all together.  So, if I don’t get sidetracked onto another project, I should be able to have it completed in about 2 weeks.  Here is a border block and one other block to wet your appetite…

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