I'm not sure what happened to my mind in this fall, it seems to have left me for a while. Now that it is back I find I have done some really stupid things over the last week.
I flippantly said that I would stitch a sampler and have it finished before the new year. No. I started the sampler but when my mind returned (after going off somewhere else) I realised that I had started in the wrong place. What I had marked as the middle was about 4 inches out. A week of stitching has now been withdrawn and I am about to start again.