What I’m Working On….

On Monday I’ve always done what I’m working posts.  I’ve always had projects to show and things to do….this week.  No much.  All of my focus has been here.

What a lot to manage.  I am so thankful that I can be here to focus on all of these guys but I’d be lying if I didn’t say that I miss crafting and sewing time.  I do miss it LOTS.  More than missing crafting, I miss normalcy.  I miss all of the things I took for granted.

I’ve jokingly said to the kids that I feel like I’m a triage nurse jumping and assessing who needs help the most and jumping there until someone else needs something just a little bit more.

I thrive on being the mom and wife.  I love domestic life so this is my element…I just wish there was a little less to be assessing.

My home time has been spent cooking and baking so we have food….and laundry and cleaning.

My waiting room time has been spent on this….

This is part of the series that I’m stitching I have three finished and am not working on “PEACE”.  I’ve said before that I feel like I’m stitching my life into words.  I truly feel that way.  PEACE is something I would really like to feel right now.

I have the border completely finished now…so the inner part is next.

For people who have asked…
I stitch in a hoop.  I keep the tension on the fabric really loose though.  When working with linen, I prefer a hoop…my hand likes a hoop too.  My left hand that holds the fabric gets all tight and sore from holding the fabric but does just fine with holding a hoop.

I do mostly do the stitching method but occasionally do the stab stitch method if I get turned a funny way or am only doing a small spot.

I’ve learned that when doing the borders on projects that I only stitch one row around the entire thing.  If everything matches up, I go around a second time filling in the rest of the stitches.  I didn’t do that the first few I did and then had to rip out a lot of stitches.  This time, I went around…it was perfect and not a single stitch to rip out.  I’m so glad I didn’t give up at first.  My first one that I stitched was PAINFUL….now it’s enjoyable.  The two things I changed was using a hoop and just stitching one row around the first time around.

On the sewing front…
I touched a sewing machine this week once.  I didn’t get enough done to even bother with showing you.  Georgia will get a quilt made for her…it just won’t be this week….or likely not the next week either.   She’s a trooper and has done so good through this.

So that’s the latest…not much crafting but a whole lot of cooking and baking has been happening here.