Really? I mean, REALLY?

I’m not a fan of owning up to things.  Like, admitting to how bad a problem is.  This is probably the reason that it takes so long for me to commit to a weight-loss routine, or a new budget, etc.  Two nights ago, for some CRAZY reason, I thought that I needed to get an ACTUAL COUNT of my WIPs.  So I did it.  And I’m still alive.

46.

REALLY?

Two of these are  from about 1 month after I started stitching years ago. 

They’re on AIDA, which means I definitely won’t ever pick them up again.  They may actually go in the trash!  (I won’t tell if you won’t!)  So, it’s a good thing that I don’t like the project any more anyway!

So that brings the project to 44.

Another one is SORT OF OK (it’s a project on a Tea  Towel)…but realistically…I don’t see myself picking it up again.

43.

I think I can live with 43 for now.

One of these WIPs is the stocking that I started last year right after Jack was born.  It’s a Shepherd’s Bush stocking.  I. LOVE. IT.  But, last year when it became very apparent that it would not be done in time for Christmas, I put it aside for other things.  Now, it is definitely time to pick it up again to finish.  Here’s a pic from this morning (early, no light…):

jacks stocking 091109I worked on it on and off over that last week, so it does have a little bit more than when it was shoved aside last year.  I do love the colors in this one though!

Before I go, I want to thank all of your for your kind thoughts and hugs from yesterday’s post.  As my mom so quickly reminded me (and most of y’all), kids are SO resilient.  Us mommies usually take things harder than they actually affect the kids.  That post was written at work, about 45 minutes after the phone call, so it was choc’ full of emotion…that I couldn’t really “let out” in public at school in front of 2800 high school students!  Thank you all so much for listening and for holding my hand though the day! 

And by the end of yesterday, both Nicholas and his mommy felt OK about the whole situation