On the stitching front, I have a start and a sort-of finish to show you.
I did start the next angel, but having had to frog every stitch that I'd done twice, firstly because I'd not read the instructions properly, and secondly because the blending filament was not co-operating despite a liberal coating of Thread Heaven, I gave it up as a bad job. The current plan is to start again at a different point on the chart to avoid total frustration, so hopefully I will have something to show.
This is a not very good photo of my new start, April. The ecru is not standing out from the sand coloured linen very well, so I am hoping that when I backstitch it, that will make it pop. I had to start this twice as well. The first time I was using two threads over two, but the coverage was not what I wanted, so I had to frog and re-start with three threads. It's going to use a lot more thread than I am used to, and as I had to 'borrow' some skeins from other projects, I can see some thread purchasing in the not too distant future.
Last but not least, Train of Dreams. This benefited from my frustration with the angels as I got a whole block stitched last night. Today I stitched the two whole and one partial blocks required to finish column 3 and got a few stitches in at the top of column 4. So good progress this week.
In other news, I maintained at Slimming World last week, so am still weighing in at 11 stone, 12lb. There are two factors at play here. Firstly, although I like eating, I don't like cooking - to me it seems a waste of time that could be spent doing other things. That is why I eat a lot of pasta - it's quick and easy, and it doesn't matter if you don't stir it all the time.
The second factor is the time of year. Once the clocks go back, I tend to suffer from seasonal depression, and for me symptoms include tiredness, apathy and a generally negative viewpoint. I do have a daylight lamp at home, which does help, but I work in an office with no natural light, and that doesn't! So things which require a positive effort, like slimming, become much harder this time of year. Stitching helps, because I have to concentrate on what I'm doing and therefore am not thinking negative thoughts. And every year is different, some better and some worse. At this point though, there's a long way to go before the sun comes back, so please bear with me.
All the best to you and yours, and may the frog keep well clear of your stitching!