It is relaxing sewing slow.
Since I began several months ago working with Mariner's compasses I have reconfigured this piece several time, even taking it apart when it was almost completed and made way more M-compass circles than I had initially thought I would. The first image is of it is when I thought using black and white would be a good thing. But half way through I thought not so good.
So I did a lot of un-sewing and left it on the wall while the G-kids where here and redrew the cartoon. Moved the circles around and made more M-compasses. Got back to it piecing all the circles into the background last week but not steady at it because I have now caught the same knitting bug I had last winter and I am knitting baby caps at the rate of one a day for the local hospital's nursery . Most of them are in an unisex ecru color cotton yarn but I am also knitting some in red to get a jump start on making the requested red ones for February heart month.
Here is what my piece looks like currently.
Physically I could do it all at once but mentally no matter what I do to entertain myself, books on cd, music or the TV, I get bored at 2 miles and have to really kick myself mentally to walk for 3, so the thought of doing 5 miles straight . So I do it in two sessions, one mid-day and the other at bedtime. 2-1/2 x 2 gets me to 5. I was about to type, no sweat but that would be a lie. I sweat oh boy do I sweat.