Technically the The Great UXS Stitch A Thon started around 6 pm last night in my time zone. Not thinking about that, I worked diligently on a page finish. Once finished, posted to the group and that's when I saw the questions and comments and the notification saying the Stitch A Thon was "happening now".
Because I wasn't paying attention to how many stitches I was doing for the page finish, I couldn't even begin to count that, so claimed it as a "freebie". However, it's ON, like the DONKEY KONG.
Earlier today I glanced over at my floss box and felt it looked incredibly photogenic and took a quick shot of how awesome it looked. Because I have approximately 43 million UXS patterns, I have plastic bobbins with the symbols on them and it makes it easier and faster to stitch when I don't have to keep looking at the color key. Pretty sure none of my competitors (okay maybe two) read this blog so this trick will go unnoticed for the most part during the frenzy of the stitch a thon.
There I was stitching away, being repeatedly interrupted by Lucy who wants out, wants in, wants out, wants in, wants out, wants in, can't decide what she wants, gets rubs and hugs, told she smells horrible, wants out, wants in, sticker in the paw, lays on the floor next to my chair and quietly whines, wants out. This went on until 15 minutes ago when I put her in the house to eat. Anymore interruptions and whining and I might have to yell at her which I don't want to do. Yelling at a dog usually doesn't do any good (firstly) and sometimes rescue dog associate yelling with bad things and react badly (secondly).
For now, I'm going back to stitching, hoping the berserker mode will kick in at some point and my needle flies!
Until next time......KEEP ON STITCHIN'!