Today was going to be a momentous day--not only the beginning of a new year, but the beginning of a challenging project. Today I was going to start working on Harmony, one of the casket designs available through the Cabinet of Curiosity course offered by Tricia Nguyen of Thistle Threads.
Even better, I was going to have a sort of stitch along with a good friend. No deadlines or assignments, just working along at the same time.
Today I was planning to mount the linen on the frame, trace the design, and get a stitch or two in.
Not gonna happen.
In my continuing research concerning the fact that housework can kill you if properly done, I have done myself an injury. I was vacuuming yesterday. I tried to vacuum under a large and heavy chair.
My back doesn't like to bend, but it will. It doesn't like to twist, but it will. It draws the line at bending and twisting simultaneously. I did that. It spasmed. I ended up slowly lowering myself into the chair I planned to vacuum under. And today I am on muscle relaxers and ice packs and ibuprofen. I will not be bending over the Lightbox to trace the design for the first section of Harmony today.
However, I will be stitching.