Sunday, November 3, 2019

November Sunday Stitching, Time Change and Greenman Progress

Well November just rolled right up along bringing with it some much cooler weather here in Central Florida and a time change too, this time around it's Fall back and poof just like that we get an extra hour to our day today.  Did you remember to turn back your clocks? This year I actually set the clock on the stove and microwave before bed and waited till morning to set the wall clocks back.

I spent the late afternoon and evening stitching away on the Greenman and I'm happy to say he is now completely stitched.  I still need to wash off the stitch and wash product off today but I am so glad I finished the stitching. This is him just out of the hoop.
I can not begin to tell you how relieved I am to have finished the stitching, my moods have been so off lately when it came to hand embroidering, on the days when my knee was bothering me so much I just couldn't trust my hands to hold the needle or my eyes to see well enough to stay on those lines. I missed the slow steady steps of stitching each day and I could feel my blood pressure increasing with each day I missed stitching, I needed my zen space back and in the end patience and rest paid off in as the pain lessened on my knee to the point where I am able to walk again though I still use the cane for balance. 

Yesterday morning with a bit of chill in the air my thoughts turned to baking a bit of something for breakfast so I pulled out a package of scone mix, preheated the oven and proceeded to mix up a batch of raspberry scones along with some brewed coffee.

Raspberry Scones Mix
ready for the oven
one bowl and a fork to wash
coffee is brewing
baked to perfection
I love the ease of just add water mixes the Sticky Fingers Bakeries scones are ready 16 minutes after you pop them in the oven and they tasted wonderful, light with just a hint of sweetness to them. Clean up was a breeze along with the bowl and fork to wash there was the measuring cup and the baking pan, I used parchment paper instead of greasing the pan and the bottoms browned just right.

Now that the Greenman embroidery is completed I can concentrate on a few Christmas pieces I want to do.  I am hoping to get this  Kathy Schmitz pattern traced later today. As lovely as it looks on the package I don't plan to stitch it in black I will use a few traditional Christmas colors.
Still of the Night by Kathy Schmitz
I am linking my post today to Kathy's Quilts for Slow Sunday Stitching the link is here:
Stop by and see what other bloggers are slow stitching today.


  1. I totally understand missing the zen of stitching!
    I wish I could pop over to get in on some of those scones that look totally delicious!
    Hope you can enjoy a wee bit of zen stitching today with your tasty treat!

  2. Greenman is awesome. I love the Santa by Kathy S. that you are going to do; can't wait to see how you stitch it up.

  3. Congrats on the Greenman finish. I hope your knee continues to have less pain. I'll keep your scone 'recipe' in mind.

  4. Great finish! He looks very handsome! I adore Kathy Schmitz stitcheries. She's one of my favorites!!

  5. Your green man stitchery looks amazing as do those scones! Of course in the uk we would have to eat them with a big blob of strawberry jam and clotted cream! lol! I love the new project too.

  6. Deb: He is amazing.
    I am a big fan of scone, yummy.
    The coffee cup made me smile.
    Your new design is a lovely one, I will be watching your progress.


  7. Love your Greenman. Do you mind mentioning what stitch and wash product you use?
    xx, Carol