Sunday, March 15, 2020

Slow Sunday Stitching

March has been a crazy month so far and it doesn't look to be calming down any time soon but I have managed to get in some hand embroidery this week on the drum and dance piece, I finished the 3rd drum, I moved the hoop and didn't want to remove it just to snap a photo of the finished drum.
I am currently working on the hair, I decided to crochet some floss for a braid like look.
I have also been playing around with the pastel felt I purchased from Benzie Design for an Easter projects I have in mind.  It's the Pixie Dust palette. I love the option to buy the coordinating DMC floss.
pretty posies
pixie dust palette
I needed more Stitch and Wash Away sheets for some hand embroidery projects coming up so with my 40 and 60% off coupons in hand I headed over to Joann's to pick up a package or two and then made the mistake of browsing, 20 Fat Quarters and some DMC variegated floss I made my way to the check out.

I could not resist the shiny rainbow and mermaid scales fabric I have ideas running through my head, the batiks and the pieces that look hand dyed caught my eye and I always grab a neutral or two. All of them are currently on sale for .99 cents.
I will link to Kathy's Quilts today why not follow the link and see what others are stitching today.
On a more stressful level on Wednesday morning my son had a heart attack, by the afternoon he had a stent put in and was discharged Thursday evening, he spent a few days with his finance to recover. 

Oddly enough both of us had heart attacks in March, mine in 2011 and both of us a stent put in the same artery, however he is 39 and much too young to have this over his head but it is what it is and just like me there was no damage to the heart.  Grocery shopping with him today was a real trip he was looking for low sodium everything. He is a very picky eater so diet change is going to be a real challenge for him.

Its getting crazy out there with the virus hanging in the air, so many events have been cancelled most with out rescheduling, schools are closed for 2 weeks, and the grocery stores have been well picked over. 

I for one will be getting lots of slow stitching done, as well and crocheting, reading but the reality is is a sad way to have the extra time to do something we love so much.  Happy Stitching and remember this too shall pass.


  1. Pretty spring pastels with matching floss. A blessing that your son made it to the hospital and was able to be repaired and released. Well said that this is sad way for stitchers to have extra sewing time.

  2. The pretty posies are super sweet! I too will be getting some sewing in. I don't get a lot of time to piece during this time of year because I am a substitute teacher in Ohio. Our schools are closed for three weeks -- mandatory by the governor. It's stitching time, baby!

  3. So sorry to read about your son having heart problems, as you say, he seems much too young for this. Lots of lovely shopping for you, and I'm sure most of us will be happy to stay home and stitch! As long as we are well prepared of course.

  4. So sorry to hear about your son... thankful he could have the surgery he needed.
    Take good care of yourself!
    Love that hair for the drummer piece!
    And I love the stitching meme... I might steal/borrow it!

  5. So sorry to hear about your son's heart surgery. Hopefully he will now be healthy with the surgery done. He is very young to have such problems. He will have to take special care at this troubling time. Loving your pretty Easter project; those pastel threads are very pretty. Love the girl's hair with the crochet braids; such an ingenious idea. I did smile at all us stitchers being quarantined and stitching to our heart's content. Take care and keep well.