Sunday, January 14, 2018

Slow Stitching bits and Some Sunshine.

Another cold snap made it's way here to north central Florida we were at a balmy 29 degrees at nine o'clock this morning.  Winter in Florida does keep me on my toes and this week has surely pushed my buttons so I'm glad to be starting a brand new week.

On Thursday I had several appointments in the morning,  I was heading out for my appointment on the other side of town and instead of wiping the condensation off my windows with a towel as I normally do I decided to just roll the windows down so I didn't waste time. Well you know Murphy's Law tends to catch us when we least expect it the my passenger side window decided at that moment not to go back up. The rain came in the early afternoon lucky for me I had plastic over the open window and drove it to the repair shop.

It's fair to say my stress levels are up along with my blood pressure, though I did explain to the doctor what my morning was like, so this month I will once again be monitoring my blood pressure as she was quick to point out my last few visit my numbers were elevated. I'm attempting to get in as much stitching as I can, I spent some time yesterday preparing a few pieces of cloth with small random designs to have ready.

I finished the stitching on my mixed media self portrait for the San Francisco School of Needlework & Design Stitch at Home Challenge, along with the hand embroidery I  used crayon tint and beads.
self portrait
I have also been drafting a pattern for the next challenge  here's the link if you are interested:

I began to add some stitches to the January crazy quilt block, pulled a few out and put it aside for a bit.  I feel stuck at this moment and I find myself rethinking the block.
a few stitches in
One of the small random bits I worked on yesterday while the winds blew about the leaves and the temps outside dropped lower and lower.
a bit of sunshine
I will be linking up over at Kathy's Quilts today for Slow Stitching Sunday check out the link to see what other talented bloggers are slow stitching this week.

I am once again taking part in the Facebook Group 1 Year of Stitches here is the group link if it's of interest to you. It's an all hand embroidery group with a new admin with most of the members from 2017 continuing on this year and many new members

There is also a Facebook Group A Year in Stitches which has also continued on for 2018, it's also an all hand embroidery group with many of us continuing on this year.


  1. Your "a bit of sunshine" is beautiful!

  2. You do lovely embroidery. We could use some warm sun here in Florida today.

  3. Hi,
    We had the bitter cold the week of Christmas..the temps below 0, one day is was -15. I often got "stuck" on my crazy quilt. I just let it set for awhile until something came to me. Love your sunshine work, beautiful. I am also at the facebook group A Year in Stitches. Stay warm and have a great day!

  4. Your sun is fabulous. You could submit it CBS's Sunday Morning show. They are always featuring handmade suns.

  5. I hope that sunshine comes to my area this week!

  6. A fun challenge you are participating in! Great job on the self portrait!