Sunday, July 22, 2018

A Slow Sunday with all types of Stitching

July days in Florida are not for the faint of heart, with the humidity rising along with the temps it makes for some sticky days.  I am in the second week of a summer bug, the fever returns every few days though not 102 like it was for 3 days running, the cough is nearly gone but the nausea lingers daily, the one good thing is I'm making progress on my stitching though some days I just felt so miserable I just laid around and slept for hours.

Friday was a full on rainy day and I was feeling well enough to sit up most of the day so I made lots of progress on the granny square afghan I am crocheting for Tessa.
I like working with this Mandala yarn, the way the color changes saves me the time of changing colors and weaving in all those loose ends. The changes aren't always perfect but I like just letting the work flow, one of the groups I'm in some crocheters will cut off sections of the yarn to have a more even flow, I suppose that's a great idea for symmetry but to me it's a lot of extra work.

Yesterday I decided to unravel (frog) the a few rows of crochet I had completed on the Ruana I'm making, the stitches didn't look quite right to me, not realizing I wasn't seeing too clearly while I'm under the weather.
After looking at the pile of unraveled yarn I had second thoughts (after frogging 519 stitches) ugh! So I re-crocheted all those rows and then worked 2 more rows.  Do you ever do something like that, look at something not sure if you are happy with how it looks so you undo all your work only to realize it was fine?   I do it more often than I care to admit.

I'm nearly done stitching the Stitch at Home Challenge piece,  I think to finish it I will use a hoop as a frame so I can hang it.
If all goes well and hopefully feeling better I plan to have it completed this week or early next week which will give me plenty of time to make the August 15th deadline.  My fingers are holding out fairly well with all the stitching and crochet, but the right side of my neck gets so stiff I can barely move it.  Well if it isn't one thing it's another, we do suffer for our Art don't we?

I will link up to Kathy's Quilts today for Slow Sunday Stitching, hop on over to see what Kathy and other talented bloggers are working on:

I'm feeling a bit weary so let me post this, make a cup of tea and try to get some stitching done today.


  1. Three lovely hand stitched projects to enjoy working on today!
    If I'm unsure about unstitching, I leave it for a week or so and see how I feel then. Often I find that my "mistake" is not noticeable and something I can live with quite easily! If not, then I rip it out.

  2. I just frogged a whole bunch of knitting. The cowl I was making just wasn't becoming what I wanted. Sorry that you frogged something that was probably perfectly fine. At least now you are happy with it. I really like that Granny Square Afghan and your embroidery is beautiful.

  3. Great projects you are working on. I've been making granny square blankets too. Yours with that yarn is very nice.

    Happy Creating ~ FlowerLady

    1. Thank you so much, I am hooked on the Mandala Yarns