No sewing happened. Kayla was home and I tried to take advantage of the help she offered.
I did do some stitching at the doctor’s office when I took Hubby on Monday last week. I had a miserable time with this project….I’m working on Sheep Virtues by Little House Needleworks. I started a new one…FAITH.
Oh this was a trying one for the border.
They use three different greens and they are very close in tone. Two of the number are WAY hard.
I started with one green…I realized it was the wrong one but decided I didn’t care. Seriously it’s really hard to tell the difference in color unless they are side by side. Remember I am stitching in a doctor’s office with little light on linen so it’s kind of hard.
I ended up having one side done, got new thread and grabbed the wrong one but didn’t realize until I had about 25 stitches in. UGH. Rip out time.
Then I got another big section done and did the same thing only with the third of the greens. AHH. I had a side and a half to rip out of that.
I fixed that and was stitching again only to find my border didn’t line up. AH…I can’t believe it. One would think I could do this. This is the FIFTH one I am stitching of the series and it’s the same fabric….the same style of directions. To be honest, I think I wasn’t in the mood to stitch. That can really make a difference.
I have a plan with the thread and this won’t be happening again anytime soon. How frustration especially when the word is “FAITH” that I’m stitching. Faith is something I need to be strong and bold about…not something I need to be ripping and restitching….but alas. Here I am.
Friday at the doctor for me and then Saturday in the ER with Kramer has brought my project to here….
Today is chemo/radiation day so I’m guessing I’ll get a lot more stitched.
A blog reader, Pat, sent me a cross stitch kit. Well, it’s a pattern with the fabric. I had seen this one before and liked it but that’s as far as I got.
It says, “When we do what we can, God will do what we cannot“.
This one is so meaningful to me now. I am stitching it for sure. It will be another of the “stitching my life into words” project for me. I have been living this saying these last few weeks. THANKS Pat. It’s perfect.
When I tighten my budget and told myself no more crafty purchases for a while…what happens? You all provide them. When I worry about the extra gas expenses what happens? You all send a gift card. I feel God is working through others to help us and I sure do appreciate that.
Sitting through the doctor appointments, it’s really the cross stitch that makes it all so much easier.