Thursday, January 30, 2014

January Small SAL = FAIL!!!

I *thought* I would be all set to show off my 'Smalls SAL' finish yesterday, but things did not go the way I planned them!! :)

I was stitching along on this the other day...

2010 Stamp Ornament by Jeannette Douglas Designs
found in 2010 JCS Ornie Mag
 

and as I started stitching the vine I realized that the pretty, swirly red thing on the bottom should start inside the 'J' of joy. UGG!!! Since the vine connects to the red swirly thing on the bottom I had to stop where I was and get ready to redo the bottom. 'No problem,' I thought, 'this will be quick and easy!! I will just finish this up on Wednesday and then blog about it later in the day.' - I have no idea if that was my actual thoughts, I'm just making things up as I go;)

I only had to be in town for a little while yesterday, take dd to the zoo, quick stop at the post office and library, then to the gym and pick up some fabric at Hobby Lobby before getting dd again and heading home. I would have had the whole afternoon to stitch and finish this up. But my morning didn't go so smoothly. I did get to the post office and then to the library, but then I fell going down the last step at the library and hurt my ankle (AGAIN!!). (side note for new readers: I apparently have weak ankles. I hurt them ALL. THE. TIME. Usually it is my left ankle as it was this time, and usually I just sprain it like I did this time. But last year, two days before Christmas 2012 I finally managed to break my right ankle.)

So I spent the rest of the morning/early afternoon picking dd up early and going to the dr. Thankfully it is just sprained and will heal quicker than if I had broken it. And I'm super thankful that it is my left ankle so I can still drive or I would have been stranded in town!!!

Once I got home I prepared dd's schoolwork and took a nap and never did get back to stitching on this!! So this month's Smalls SAL was a fail, but at least I did work on one and I should be able to fix it and get it finished really quick:)

To learn more and/or join in on the Smalls SAL, visit Silverlotus at Stitching Lotus.

9 comments:

Gypsy Rose said...

Very pretty!

Kaisievic said...

Oh dear, I hope that your ankle gets better very soon! Your stitching looks like it will be lovely once fully finished.

Anna van Schurman said...

It's going to be lovely when you finish. I hope you heal quickly! At least it's an ankle and not a hand!

Emma/Itzy said...

Isn't funny how our plans never quite happen as we hope with stitching?! I hope your ankle feels better soon.

Stephanie said...

I think it looks quite pretty and the colors are lovely together :) Have a wonderful afternoon!

wilma b said...

Some days are like that...healing hugs to you!

Pamela said...

I'm sure the ornament will be beautiful and will soon be finished.

Maria del Valle said...

Beautiful WIP!!
I wish you a quick recovery!

Gwen said...

Hope your ankle heals fast. Great start on your small.