I've done quite a lot more work on the embroidery since I took this picture and I may even finish it this week. We are away over the weekend walking in Suffolk so how much gets done depends on how tired I am from the walks.
The reason I'm managing to fit in the stitching is due to a change in mind set. Although I feel tired when I get home from work I know that doing some form of sewing and particularly hand work will help me wind down and relax. Most of last year I was spending time in the evening doing some more work such as marking or preparation and then would not be able to settle to sleep and would wake up the next day feeling tired. When I returned to work after the Christmas break I decided that there would be no more working in the evenings unless there was a major emergency. Work really does need to fit into the working day and if it doesn't then I need to take some action to make sure it does.
Now I need to catch up on reading the posts from my favourite blogs as I feel as if I missed visiting my friends for a cup of coffee and a chat. It's not just the quilting and stitching that's addictive it's also following interesting and inspiring blogs. Next week will be a fun week in blog land as the Winter Blues blog hop will be running. I can't wait to see what folks have made.