Anyway, none of that made any difference when I arrived home to find something I've been waiting for stuffed in the mailbox, all the long way over the Atlantic from England.
A tiny sweetbag ornament
Both are designed and kitted by Jenny Adin-Christie. And I am thrilled that they have arrived.
Am I ready to dive in?
You know I am.
Am I threading the needle as we speak?
Actually, I'm not.
I'm using the carrot-and-stick approach to the Overly Ambitious List. While I can finish-finish when the mood strikes, since that is as rare as a blue moon, I agreed with myself to work on the Overly Ambitious List until I get a good chunk of it embroidered and, dare I say it, finished. Each project on it was very carefully selected for the enjoyment of stitching, the new skills I might either learn or polish, and its balance with the others on the list. Every single one of them was a project for which I felt every bit of the same enthusiasm when each arrived as I have felt as I look at these new designs.
But have I worked on anything on the Overly Ambitious List since I opened the package?
Are you kidding? I've been fondling the kit contents and reading through the instructions.