Well my body did hang in until just after Christmas and earlier this week I woke up with a sore throat, I've been sick ever since. Today is day 4 of being sick! Yesterday we did go out and have lunch with Christin and do a little post-Christmas shopping... if you ask me there weren't a lot of great deals out there. I don't know if that's just a sign of the times or the fact that we didn't hit the stores until Thursday when Boxing Day sales started on Monday. Going out yesterday just did me in! Lunch and 4 shops later and I was exhausted!
Since I've kept a low profile while on my Christmas Break (yay sick!) I have been stitching away when I haven't been sleeping. I did finally finish the over one back stitch on Enchantment of Winter and I've proceeded to the right hand side of the Egg. Still lots to go!
I don't know why my pictures came out so blue, its not really *that* blue, the full picture is more of a true sense of the colours of this piece.
Before I've let myself pick up EOW I've been completing 10x10 on my BAP, The Accolade. Right now the page I'm working on is mainly 3371, talk about exciting! Actually after working on the golds in EOW there's something therapeutic about working with one colour and its only for a short while each day so its not really driving me that batty... yet.
I hope you stitchers out there are ready for the start of 2012! I know there are ort jars to be emptied, SALs to start! There are challenges out there like the Crazy Challenge (see previous post) or WIPocalypse 2012! Hopefully its enough to keep everyone motivated, stitching and blogging the whole year through.
I was looking forward to starting Ink Circles Four Seasons Mandalas in person with Rebbecca at midnight on the 1st of January. However, between this cold and the weather man calling for freezing rain, we've cancelled this year's road trip down to Kingston! This is the first time in about 4 years we haven't gotten together on New Year's even to stitch the New Year in. Of course I also don't want to get her or her little boys sick!
So the Treadmill Saga continues : the part needed to fix the broke foot wouldn't be in stock until January 31st 2012 so they have finally agreed to order us a brand spanking new treadmill. That should be arriving sometime on/after January 4th, that will be a full month after we paid for the damned thing! This one will be delivered (again) free of cost and they're taking the assembled one away.
On Christmas Eve we went out and bought a new washing machine, as I type the delivery guy is pulling into our driveway! Yay! We're actually going to be getting a brand new one off of the floor because the new one that would of come from the warehouse didn't arrive on time because they got snowed in earlier in the week and deliveries couldn't go out. The price had also dropped on the washer on Boxing Day and was going to be in effect until the 27th. Since we knew the store was closed on Monday Todd made the trip out on Tuesday to get our price adjustment... turns out they decided to be closed for an extra day! What the heck!!! So I called the national customer service center and a cheque is now in the mail to us, a savings of $169.00. I feel like every major purchase we've made lately has gone sideways. Hopefully this purchase won't give us any problems once its in and installed!
I'm going to leave you with some adorable pictures of Hunter, he was enjoying a lovely patch of sunshine yesterday!