Sunday, December 8, 2013

And So It Continues

I am continuing work on The English Band Sampler.  I will admit that this band is not my favorite of the ones I have stitched so far.  It is much too fussy for my taste.  The various elements in the band seem to compete with one another rather than make a cohesive whole.  Indeed, the only motif in this band that even comes close to charming me is the Tudor Rose.  The pale mystery flower is just too pale and the star motif is way too busy.  While I don't want to rush through this band, making mistakes due to haste, I do look forward to Bands 5 and 6 which are much more to my liking.  

This is what it looked like when last seen.


Current Progress
Excuse the indoor photo - the temps are in the low 20s as an ice storm approaches.  Admittedly, I haven't made much progress for a weekend but, then, I have one of those colds.  You know the kind I mean: one's nose has turned into a massive, heavy and drippy spigot, one has developed bags under the eyes that drag down to one's chin, little puffs of air are expelled from one's ears whenever one sneezes or blows one's nose, one's sinuses throb, as do one's temples, especially the one over the right eye, and just to involve all parts of one's head, one's throat has been lined by sandpaper.  I am using such formal language in the feeble hope that I may distance myself from the whole experience.  It's not working.  I am going to crawl back into bed and curl up with a Kay Scarpetta novel and wait for my head to implode.

6 comments:

Vickie said...

Aww Regina, I am sorry you are ill. Take good care. Just rest lots.♥

CalamityJr said...

Feel well soon!

Julie said...

Oh no, feel better fast (hugs)
This band does look so vibrant.

wilma b said...

Hope you feel better soon.

The colors are vibrant for sure...

Anna van Schurman said...

Hope you are feeling better very soon.

Maggee said...

So sorry the cold has gotten you down. READING is a good way to while away the time in bed. Too hard to stitch! Just rest... we all know that is the ticket! Hugs!