I didn’t get much done last week…well it didn’t feel like I did as I was sick from about Wednesday on. I caught the summer cold that has been racing through childcare. I usually miss the summer cold season but this year it got me.
I did get extra stitching time in because of it as I sat on the couch two nights because after childcare I was pretty whipped.
I finished this….
I found the pattern at a thrift store awhile back and paid 25 cents for it. I grabbed some scrap linen and stitched it up.
I ended up using the expensive floss on the pumpkin. That’s what gives it the mottled look. The rest was done with good old DMC floss.
It’s small only 3″ x 3″ or so. Now I need to come up with a finishing idea. I’ve been wanting to do a little more decorating in the house…not a lot but some. Until I figure out what I’m going to do, I don’t know if I’ll finish it. We’ll see.
I just love making something from virtually nothing…or something at very low cost but big punch for entertainment. This one was it for sure!
Being that one was finished I started in on this one….
This is the next one of the Sheep Virtues from Little House Needleworks. This is month 8 and if I want to keep up I need to keep stitching.
I came around the corner as I was stitching the border and ran into some trouble. I was one thread off. I decided to fudge it. I had looked and couldn’t see the problem. Then about three stitches into the “fudge” I found the problem so I ripped out and redid. I’m glad I found and fixed the problem even if it meant backtracking a few stitches. Thankfully the problem was and easy fix and little ripping.
Some of you might remember that these little stitches have been telling my life in words.
Here they are as a set.
I’m so hoping that by the time I get to December and stitch “Joyfulness”, I’ll actually be in a “joyful” mode. I had stitched these through Kramer’s cancer treatments with the hope that by the time we got to November we’d be grateful that is was over and by December, we’d find more joy. That plan obviously changed but I am still looking for joy again. Seriously…stitching these has been therapeutic.
Being I wasn’t feeling good, I wasn’t upstairs much thus not much sewing….I got this done on Georgia’s quilt. The next side of the quilt border is done.
I really love piecing this but I’m getting ready to just sit next to a machine and piece together 1000 half square triangles…something I don’t need to think about much to do.
While I was sewing that together I worked on this block as a leader and ender. to do with the border. The lighting was different for this picture. It’s really as white as the top picture. Doing these little diagonal blocks are harder than regular blocks but so worth it.
I’m hoping that this week I get more done. I’m going to have to completely recover from this cold before that happens though.