Sunday, January 11, 2015

College page 16 finished!!

I was beginning to have my doubts as to whether or not I would ever finish this page. It felt deceptively close for a few days. Every time I thought I was going to finish, I fell short. But finally, last night, I managed to put in the last few confetti stitches of the page.

Before:

After:

This page took me from November 21 until January 10 to stitch which isn't exactly super fast. But it was faster than I stitched when grad school was still around so I can't complain. 8 pages left to stitch with a goal of November 25th of this year for a finish. Can I do it? I guess we'll see!

I should have my current page of Library Adventures done pretty soon, too, but since College is my focus piece I always stitch my goal for the night on it first and if I can get to my secondary piece I do but if I can't then that's that. Either way, I've crossed off one thing off my goals page (where I've created a complete list of my stitching goals for 2015 by page, percent, section, etc.). I've already glued pages 17 and 18 together and am about to sit down with the new season of Ghost Adventures and grid them before I go out for my run.

Speaking of running I did my longest run on Friday and ended up running 10.57 miles. I know it's silly and I know people run a lot longer but man am I proud of myself. For someone who just a year ago couldn't run a mile without walking to steadily jog over 10 miles is a big deal. I'm pretty well on my way to finishing the half marathon in about 2.5 hours, which isn't too bad I don't think, particularly for a person who isn't really a runner.

Time to go grid pages 17 and 18. Although I can't say I love gridding, I can say that it helps my stitching immensely. Until next time, happy stitching, everyone!

14 comments:

Claudette497 said...

Yay for a page finish! 10 miles sounds like Wonder Woman to me - keep it up!

Rachel Tomkins said...

I always like seeing progress pictures and page finishes on College and will keep egging you on for a November finish. Well done on the running too. 10 miles is phenomenal. :)

Katy said...

Congrats on the page finish! And as a wife of a very avid runner, you're doing awesome!

Deb said...

Congrats on your page finish! Amazing work!
Congrats on your jogging progress!

Justine said...

Congratulations on all your progress, both with College and running! I hope you achieve your goals this year. We'll be here to cheer you on!

Emma/Itzy said...

Well done on your stitching. I have just started to run again this year your progress is brilliant! I really hope to be able to run a half marathon this year :)

Neilteil said...

Great progress on your running and stitching! :)

Linda said...

Congrats on the awesome page finish Ewa. And congrats on the 10 mile run. I can't even run 2 steps.

Linda

Annie said...

Beautiful page finish! I'm cheering you on for a 2015 finish!

Keebles said...

You're almost done with the row and then you've got, what? One more? How exciting!

stitchstitchknit said...

Your progress looks amazing =) Congrats on finishing the page on College, I think getting this finished by the end of November is a realistic goal and you can do it! Keep up with the good work and I hope that 2015 will bring lots of health and joy and stitching time to you! =)

Heather said...

Great progress and congrats on the running! I know I couldn't do even a mile. I'm planning on going back to the gym after all of the resolutioners quit but I focus more on weight training.

DJH said...

Wonderful stitching! Congrats on the page finish.
And wow, 10 miles?!?! Great job!

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

Congratulations on another page finish. If you can manage one a month then you will hit your target!

I walked about six miles on Wednesday and my legs ached all the next day so I do admire your ten mile run.