If you observant, you will see that progress on my Jumbo rug has stalled. I've been having some problems with my shoulder...and I've been forcing myself to take a break. So instead, I've been spending all of my spare time (and more!) reading A Song of Ice and Fire series of books. These books are the basis for the HBO series A Game of Thrones....and Wendie inspired me to start reading (even lent me the first book!) when I complained about how confused I was watching the show (there are a lot of Characters....and even in the book, I found the first 50-60 pages hard work).
Perseverance has paid off, though, and I just started the 3rd book last night. With storylines and characters carried over from one book to the next, it's like a never-ending book (which I just LOVE!) There are currently 4 books, and the 5th is coming out next month. These are long, big books.....so being able to read the 2nd and 3rd ones on my iPad has been great (and added no additional strain to the sore shoulder....LOL!)
This is the harsh reality of working on a big rug --> whether you're working on it or not, it's in your way, and in your face.....and haunting you when you take a break. Not only is it huge, I'm almost afraid to put it all away because I know I will be less inclined to haul it all out again. So I've been avoiding my living room for the last while, cosying up in my bed with my book each evening instead.
Sometimes you don't realize how much you need to take a break until you're almost forced to do it. The past few months have been sooooo busy, that this rest may be just what is required. Hopefully I will be back at the frame again real soon.