What I'm doing that may prevent me from stitching:
sewing a sleeve for a curtain rod on the back of an Afghani rug that DH brought back from the Middle East in 1998.
I've got about 12 inches attached, it's about 44 inches wide and I need to handsew on the both the top and bottom. It's killing my hand. Not to mention the darn thing is heavy. I think I'll try working on it on a table later. It's so hard to push that needle through the tightly woven wool.