I've had a new start this week it's Lizzie Kate's design Merry Christmas by the Letter. Here's what I've done up to now. I do love Lizzie Kate designs they are so simple but so effective. Before anyone thinks I've spelt favourite wrong it's the American spelling and the O is going to be represented with a button which I will add at the end. I've also changed the colour of the border as it was originally meant to be in DMC 712 which is the same colour as the M and the E and it wouldn't have shown up on the fabric I'm using.
I've been having a tough time in my personal life in the past few weeks. I've got a history of depression and anxiety and unfortunately it's all flared up again. I think it's because we are in the middle of moving house and I really don't cope well with stress. There is also an emotional element to the move which I'm finding more difficult to cope with than I thought I would. We are buying my grandparents house, my grandma passed away nearly 4 years ago and my grandad passed away earlier this year. On one hand I am so happy and excited to be moving but on the other hand I feel a great sadness that we are only able to buy the house because my grandparents are gone.
I've got so much I need to do for the house move it seems to overwhelm me and I feel paralysed and end up doing nothing. I don't even seem to be able to keep up with the normal everyday household jobs like washing the pots and ironing etc let alone do anything towards the move. Even my stitching hasn't been able to calm me recently. I just can't seem to settle on a project and I've ended up addling lots more WIPs to my rotation. It's a complete contradiction when with all things domestic I don't want to do anything yet with my stitching I just want to keep starting new projects.
We met with our solicitor yesterday and went through all the paperwork and there are just a few loose ends that need tying up and then hopefully we will be moving before the end of September.
I'm trying to set myself small goals everyday but find that most days I don't even accomplish half of them.