... things take shape.
Sometimes they take a shape like Idiocy -- that's about the shape of the Jeep that made a purely perpendicular lane change in between two buses pulling out from the curb (almost causing me to crack my chin on the bus seat handle, thank you very much)
Sometimes they take a shape of slow-wittedness -- that's more of a color than a shape really and it's verging on bright pink. That's the color I turn when I sit out in the full sun with coworkers at lunch to be friendly, and I don't go inside when I start to feel the heat waves rising off my arms.
Sometimes they take the shape of reality -- that's the shape of the deleted space on my "Currently Reading List" left by my removal of A Short History of Ireland by Jonathan Bardon whose checkout from the public library expired for the 3rd time. I still haven't finished it and you know what-- I now realize this is a sign that it's too dang boring.
Sometimes they take the shape of a STITCHING FINISH!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!:
Yes, dear readers, Joy in the Journey is D-O-N-E! Mind you, I changed a lot around -- cream on cream is too boring for words so most of that got switched out. One thread stitching was sometimes far too light, so some of that got switched. And a cream-on-cream sheep with a blank stitch heart in the middle of him is just invisible, so his heart got pinked. But hey, that the pattern title says -- it's the joy in the journey, right?
And there's been progress too:
See? Little by little I get there.
Now, an offer, anyone want my Joy in the Journey? There are at least samples of most of the threads for matching purposes, and pretty much any cream linen/evenweave will look fine. If you're interested just note that in a comment and if there's a run for the thing I'll draw names.
Happy stitching to all and to all a peaceful day.