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Sunday, July 21, 2019

A bit of stitching

Meet my new Best Friend, always there when I need something to lean on. It comes with me everywhere I go.  I will be seeing an orthopedic specialist for my leg this Friday to find out what is going on, in the meantime my doctor gave me a prescription gel for my leg and some pain medication which is helping me cope with the pain.
 
 I had time to do a little stitching yesterday began the Flower of Life motif using Threadworx 1154 for a rainbow effect.

  Unfortunately the pain medication I am taking fogs my brain so not getting as much stitching done as I like but I will try again today, I will link up to Kathy's Quilts here for Slow Sunday Stitching https://kathysquilts.blogspot.com/2019/07/slow-sunday-stitching_21.html

Sunday, July 14, 2019

Stitching Bits Between Unpacking

Here we are with another Sunday upon us with some slow stitching on my to do list for today.

Unpacking is progressing at a better pace this week and the house is starting to resemble a home with most of the books now on shelves with all those boxes out of the way I can see the light at the end of the tunnel so to speak and the kitchen floor.  

I'm glad to have the task behind me and would love to say it won't happen again but I am a reader, a lover of books as long as I breathe there will always be books to unpack and shelves to put them on.  In fact, a new book just arrived on Friday, (thank you Amazon for speedy delivery), for down time with my fingers numb and tingling stitching was out of the question so reading a few chapters to unwind would do.
I did get in a little stitching yesterday afternoon not much because I popped something in my hand again earlier in the week so the tingling and numbness made holding the needle too uncomfortable after a bit.
The inner ring is nearly complete and after pulling out several stitches for the third time I put her aside.  While I was stitching I decided to change the color of the flower portion of the piece. I was planning a light lavender or green when it hit me to use rainbow colors, so I toss around the idea a bit in my head and looked at the piece wondering a different color of the rainbow for each flower, or each petal.  Then it hit me I unpacked a box of forgotten craft items some were hanks and skeins of embroidery floss, this Threadwork 1154 aka Bradley's Balloons may just be what I was thinking of.  
It has the rainbow quality I want, it's a variegated floss so the colors will just flow so I won't have to change colors for each flower or petal.  

Lately I have had the urge to embroider a sunflower or two and somewhere among my patterns I have a kit with sunflowers on it, well time will tell what I have time for.  Did you ever get an urge to embroider something specific?   I am linking up at Kathy's Quilts today here is the link check out the lovely things other bloggers are slow stitching. https://kathysquilts.blogspot.com/2019/07/slow-sunday-stitching_14.html

Speaking of flowers this week some lovely Mexican Petunias popped up in the front of my house.
 I guess all the rain we have been getting urged them to come up, I'm so glad they did I love these pretty little flowers each evening the flower falls off and in the morning a new one appears.

I put my crescent moon statue out as soon as I pulled it off the truck,  I have a few other ornamental pieces to place in this area which will eventually be placed here and there.  
For now gardening isn't even a consideration at this time if I come across a piece while unpacking it will make it's way outside, with the arrival of autumn I'm sure I'll be more settled and have a few planters in place.

Sunday, July 7, 2019

Stitching Slow In July

It's the first Sunday in July and the first slow stitching Sunday for the month. I actually made time on Monday to celebrate my birthday at one of my favorite places, the beach where I did some much needed stitching.  I will be linking up to Kathy's Quilts today click on the link to see what other talented bloggers are slow stitching: https://kathysquilts.blogspot.com/2019/07/slow-sunday-stitching.html


I decided to bring along the Flower of Life piece rather then the Celtic Cross since the lines on this are simpler to see.  I managed to complete the entire outer circle and part of the inner circle while soaking in the sun, sand and surf.  The weather was beach perfect, clear and sunny,  quite hot  though the sea breeze made it feel comfortable.  The entire time I was stitching the Beatles song When I'm Sixty Four kept running through my head.



Thursday, July 4, 2019

Sunday, June 30, 2019

Last Sunday in June and I mean to Stitch!

It is the last Sunday in June, all my belongings are now moved from the old house and unpacking has been a near daily task. I am stiff, sore and bruised in places I didn't know could ache but today I am determined to pull out the Celtic Cross project and put in some slow stitching I NEED it!
This is a free coloring book page from Dover publications I thought would be lovely embroidered I have been itching to get back to it, this is where I left off.  I know exactly where my project box is so I don't even have to hunt for it.

I am going to link to Kathy's Quilts for Slow Sunday Stitching

https://kathysquilts.blogspot.com/2019/06/slow-sunday-stitching_30.html

and also here is a link for a summer give away by Red Thread Studio for a complete set of Sue Spargo Elaganza thread https://win.redthreadstudio.com/thanks/70324/RedThreadStudioGiveaway

 I hope you are all having a great weekend.

Friday, June 28, 2019

Red Thread Studio Give Away

A lovely summer's day and I came across this summer thread give away so I thought I would share the link.
https://win.redthreadstudio.com/thanks/70324/RedThreadStudioGiveaway

I am Moved out of the old house and now slowly settling in the new one, things are still chaotic but I am going to attempt to get some stitching time this weekend.

Good luck with the give away.

Sunday, June 23, 2019

Still Up to my Knees in Boxes

Still in the process of moving,  mostly unpacking boxes which seem endless, this week we will be moving the contents of the garage and a few things in the house that didn't make it on the last truck load which translates to stuff I am most likely donating but have to be sure I don't want it. 



Luckily there are several spaces in the house to use for drop spots which makes a mess but allows for all the stuff to be sorted and moved to designated rooms, closets etc.  I'm happy to say that just about every box I open more items are removed to the donate boxes, which is great since many things were designated to donation boxes while I was packing. 

I haven't had a moment to stitch, read or any other activity, after moving stuff during the day my body is so tired I barely have the energy to eat before I fall to sleep.  Once all the stuff is moved from the old place I will carve out some time for myself and unpack and a less hectic pace.