Sunday, March 2, 2014

College #56

I missed last week's post, but I got food poisoning Saturday night and spent all of Sunday miserable. Then this morning I woke up with a cold (Handsome Helpful Fiancé decided to share) but I'm persevering and posting anyway!

Haven't been able to get nearly as much stitching done lately. Just finishing up week 6 of 15 of school and things are revving up. I also still have to do my portfolio (which I will be working on most of today) so I don't have much time for anything else. I did manage to have a panic attack this past week because of it all, but such is life. Deal with it and move on, I guess.



Just a little bit more in the darker tones. Slowly it's coming together, though! Maybe once school is out I'll manage to get in a few more stitches.

I did make myself a spreadsheet, though, that I'm really excited about! It took me maybe a half an hour of tinkering with it to make it do what I wanted it to, but I love it. Every day I track how many stitches I do and enter it into the spreadsheet at the end of my stitching night. This includes days I don't get to stitch (which happens more often than I'd like to admit). Then the spreadsheet calculates my average stitching speed in stitches per day, based on that number and the total number of stitches left how many days it will take me to finish the project if I maintain that average, and spits out a potential end date. I'm going to try to incorporate this number into my posts for whatever pattern I happen to be stitching at the time. You'll see it at the bottom of my posts, like my countdowns.

Not much more has happened on the wedding front. Figured out a few more minor details, and tomorrow I fly to Dallas for a few hours for a dress fitting.

Besides that, it has just been school and work. Work has actually gotten worse, so I have already sent my resume out to several places back in California. The faster we can get out of Texas the better. Weight loss challenge is going very well, though! 5 pounds down so far.

Here are the stats for this week:
Pounds lost: 5
Days until end of school: 72
Days until wedding: 216
Estimated completion for above chart: 8/29/2016

Happy stitching, everyone!


Linda said...

Love looking at your stats. Wonderful progress on College. I so love this design and do enjoy seeing your updates. I also like that you stitch one color at a time. I started a Disney design (not a HAED) but solid and am having such a hard time with it.


The Crafty Princess said...

Ewa you are such a scream. I enjoy reading your posts and not just for the stitching updates. I love your formula what a great idea. I may try that on Treasure Hunt as it's my biggest wip. Sorry to hear that work is getting worse, I hope you get some great news from California on that front.

College is looking fantastic. I love how the building appears shadowy and then details start to emerge.

Good luck with everything and try and relax a bit. It's all going to work out.
Alicia xo

Keebles said...

Sometimes when life moves fast, be it good or bad, it will send me in panic-attack mode...hang in there! Great progress on School as well! With all you have on, I don't know how you have time to stitch at all!

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

Food poisoning is nasty! Have you reported the place where you caught it? Or was it in your own kitchen?!

You can definitely see the progress on College, there are windows appearing. I love your spreadsheet idea, that is exactly the sort of thing I would do if I stitched HAED!

Try not to fret about school too much, it's counterproductive. But, easier said than done!

Shebafudge said...

Great progress on your piece. You can really see that page taking shape now!

I love the idea of your stitching stats and the spreadsheet. I might ask my 14 year old if she could set me up something like that. It would be so good to see how long a project would take me and might make me a bit more committed to them. Great idea.