In my part of the world we say you are a fool if your passion for a pursuit overcomes all practical sense. I am a stitching fool, and I stitch foolishness.

Sunday, January 4, 2015

Grumpy and Gloomy

Nope, I haven't been visited by a couple of dwarves.  I'm grumpy and the weather is . . .again . . .gloomy.

Ordinarily I don't mind cloudy days too terribly much. I figure that gives me permission to sip hot tea, read intriguing books, and stitch for hours. But we've had entirely too many cloudy, rainy, chilly days of late--welcome to the South in the winter--and I need some sunshine before I start flinging hissy fits.

Plus, the cold and damp make my arthritic joints and wonky knees complain. I couldn't find a comfortable position in which to put all my various parts when I went to bed, which made me quite fidgety. As a matter of fact, Dearly Beloved at one point in the night asked if I was doing a horizontal version of the Hokey Pokey. When I finally got to sleep out of sheer exhaustion, I slept too hard and too long and woke up too late--it felt like the whole day got away from me.

Yes, I would like some cheese with this whine.

There has been a minimal amount of needlework done today.

Instead of getting many stitches into my linen, I let my brain be sucked out by Pinterest, looking at things other people have stitched. I think I need to set a timer for Pinterest and once it goes off, no matter how enticing the trail I am on appears to be, I need to close the laptop and do something else.

And as soon as I hit Publish on this entry, I'm going to do exactly that.


  1. Ah, but pinterest and facebook are so alluring and enticing. I just think of how much stitching I could be accomplishing to try to shame myself into logging off. And I don't even want to talk about the 5-card draw poker on Facebook's DoubleDown Casino!!!

    1. I do not allow myself to start playing any of the Facebook games. If I fall into that trap, I'll never thread a needle again!

  2. Hi, I love Pinterest too. As they say, eye candy for sure. Love the colours in this piece.

  3. I, too, enjoy a cloudy day now and then, but winter comes with entirely too many cloudy days around here. Several cold, cloudy, maybe snowy or rainy days in a row totally saps any energy I can work up. I'm starting to understand why my parents became snowbirds. :)