Monday, February 22, 2016

Rotation Rotates

Dear readers, I have stuck to my rotation even if I haven't been reporting in regularly. Every day this past week I thought, "This will be the day I blog," and instead I didn't. You probably realized...

Greenland Santa was going along swimmingly making me think I might finish all the stitches before the end of my three days, but that sheep is made out of confetti!

I didn't do nearly as much on The Thread that Binds as I had hoped but I did get a few words in. I am reading Just Mercy for a reading group at work, and it's devastating. I keep having to take breaks from it. Stitching and listening to Amy Poehler's Yes Please has been a good antidote, but I do still have pages left to read.

Nevertheless, life will continue to intervene. I won a Fitbit at work, but that means I am in a group of about 50 or so that are in friendly competition. Unfortunately this week I am in a contest for the most steps. Since my job is a lot more sedentary than others, I am only aiming to get over 10K steps every day. (The athletic trainer gets as many steps in a day that I am aiming to get during the work week.) So far the only time I've done that this month was when I took the day off to go to doctor's appointments*. (In the city, and I only parked my car once.) So I guess I'm going to have to spend more time walking, less time stitching. I don't think this can be entirely bad.

This past weekend the Strawberry Sampler had a stitch-in. I missed Friday night for stamping (of course!) but I was there from 9(ish)-5 on Saturday and 9(ish)-12 on Sunday. (So much for the step count, right?) I got soooooo much done on Winter Row that I am two swooshes and 12 snowflakes from being done. I'm going to keep on going with this one even though the rules tell me I should put it away to start stitching on my small. {Shhhh. Don't tell.}

*And today. I'm just back from my third walk of the day!

10 comments:

Needle Nicely said...

I think your progress looks great--and I'm really glad that no one in my shop has come up with the idea of a fit-bit challenge. As the owner and sedentary, I'd can their ass!

Linda said...

Great progress Nikki. Congrats on the walking. Would you walk some for me too.

Linda

KimM said...

Good progress...congrats on the Fitbit...I have one, too...it sits on my counter.
Hugs

Heather said...

Your Santa is looking very nice.

I use a FitBit, but I hang it from my waist since the bands give me a nasty rash. (I'm very sensitive. ;) ) I consider myself lucky if I get over 6000 steps a day, and that is walking back and forth to my son's school four times a day. When the weather warms up, I'll go back to my long walks. Good for you for looking for more chances to walk. I hope you achieve your goal this week.

Cindy's Stitching said...

they look great. good luck with your fitbit

Jo who can't think of a clever nickname said...

Great work on Santa and his wedding sheep (sounds a bit dodgy!)

I used to have a pedometer when the Large Boy was Small and could easily do 10,000 steps a day when I was doing nursery runs and trips to the park. 20,000 if I did a shift in the pub! I dread to think how low it would be now. Sometimes I don't even leave the house for two or three days!

Winter Row is looking lovely too.

lynda said...

Could you tell me the designer of Threads that Bind, please? It's a lovely design. Is Just Mercy by Bryan Stevenson? It sound like a really interesting book...probably very disturbing too, though.
Good luck with keeping up with your walking. I am trying to do the same. We do not really have a challenge going at work...well, not an exercise one, more a "stay healthy" one...but exercise is an important part. Must say...I am not doing too well!

mainelystitching said...

Happy trails!! :D

Bea said...

Loving the Santa.

Good luck with the FitBit - I have a Polar Loop which is along the same idea as my doctor wants me to do 10,000 steps a day. I'm about 50/50 these days.

Julie said...

Greenland Santa is a nice looking chap