Sunday, December 23, 2018

Sunday Stitching

Winter Solstice on Friday gave us the shortest day and longest night of the year, now each day will grow a little longer. This solstice was particularly unique, as it aligned with two other special astronomical events: the full moon named the Cold Moon or the Long Night Moon as well as the Ursid meteor shower, if you were looking up into the sky within the 48-hour block You might have caught the Ursid meteor shower,
and you would have be able to see Mercury and Jupiter too. The next time the full moon aligns with the winter solstice will not be until 2094 so mark your calendar!

On the slow stitching front I am slowly putting stitches into one of my most recent hand embroidery projects a series of drumming and dancing pieces.  I cut out quite a bit of stitches and reworked the piece which is always a bit frustrating.
I haven't made much progress since I am trying to get the crocheted afghan for my brother in law done, it's nearly complete with a little over half a skein of yarn to go.  But after a few hours of crochet my hands need a change from crocheting so I once again picked up my hand embroidery.  I have the second design ready to go.  I will link up at Kathy's Quilts today

We have closed the Amazon, Ebay and Web stores for the week so I am officially on vacation, yesterday I spent time wrapping Tessa's Christmas gifts, I realized I may have gone a little overboard so I put a few things aside for her birthday in February. 

Today I am going shopping for a new sofa and the rest of the day relaxing with some crochet and hand embroidery content in the knowledge that donations to my favorite charities have been made, I added 2 new charities to my list this year.  I am bringing dessert to my sisters house for dinner and I didn't lift a spoon or a mixer just click through a few online menus and pick up is Monday morning on my way back from the post office where I will ship the last of any pending orders made before we closed the store. 

I wish all of you who celebrate a very Merry Christmas and Happy New Year.


  1. Merry Christmas Deb: We had the pleasure of seeing the moon last evening on our way to dinner, it was so big and amazingly beautiful.
    I am looking forward to seeing this embroidery piece of yours done, it looks beautiful with the colors you have used so far.
    We are buying a new sofa this week ourselves, have fun shopping.
    Your center piece is beautiful.


  2. It was cloudy here so I didn't get to see the meteor shower. I'll be sure to mark it on my 2094 calendar. lol

    Your embroidery piece is going to be beautiful. It looks like intense stitching.

  3. I love your cute log candle holder too, very pretty.
    Having to take stitches out of your embroidery and re do them must have been quite a chore.

  4. Your embroidery project looks amazing... I hope you fall in love with it again!
    Merry Christmas!

  5. Ohhhh! Your embroidery piece is lovely! Though I understand about the frustrations of pulling out threads, I'm glad you're sticking with such a beautiful project!