I'll be unplugging for a little bit.
I need it.
Perhaps I'll have something new
to "show and tell" when I return. Who knows, maybe I even get to
post updates on a few of my current
Until next time!
This cute puppy was so much fun
and quick to stitch!
It is from my collection of Aunt Martha's embroidery transfers-no.4015.
(Tidy, roomier basket for my embroidery transfers, patterns and samplers.)
I want to have a "theme" on some of
my kitchen floursack towels so
I decided to add another puppy
to the towel where I embroidered my previous Beans Puppy.
The official theme for this towel
will be Pups ;-).
I've been under the weather (two colds back to back, this 2nd one being the worst) plus I was experiencing insomnia so to cheer myself up a bit I wanted to start stitching that same night. I chose and ironed my Cookies Pup onto the towel, was all set and ready to begin... it didn't happened.
My baby was having trouble with
staying asleep that particular
night so, of course, loving motherly duties took first place and my
Cookies Pup had to wait but
not for long.
The next morning after breakfast the stitching commenced! There were
a few pauses and interruptions but by lunch time I was half-way done :-).
After lunch and after putting baby down for a nap, the stitching continued.
However I paused the embroidery
marathon to care for more important
things. By bedtime, knowing that there were just a few stitches left, I couldn't go to sleep until I was done.
It's been a while since I was able to start and finish a project on the same day. It felt great! Now to decide which puppy will be the next.
PS: I must admit that there is a different kind of project about to get my full attention in the near future.
I've been a bit under the weather so today it's all about showing and telling
about my daughter.
My little one completed her alphabet back in September! I'm so proud of her! Now I'm the one that needs to find the time to finish mine.
She wants to complete her other wip's: a towel and the Barney Park sampler. Then she says she'll like to go through her stash and stitch from
patterns / transfers she already have before adding new ones.
(Obviously she didn't get that from me,... perhaps I should get a hint from her and do the same... perhaps.)
Ok, so back to my little one's stash, She inherited ;-) the basket
I was previously using for my
stash of embroidery transfer patterns.
Mine are now in a larger basket :-).
She wanted me to take pictures of her stash before putting it in her
basket. She also have some other printed samplers that are not on the picture.
Here they are all tidy!
**Note to self: Must respect what she wishes to do and resist the temptation
to fill her basket out. sigh**
She now keeps them in her room instead of the playroom. Now she'll be able to work on her projects whenever she pleases, previously that wasn't possible do to the safety concern of her curious baby sister getting too close to her supplies
(needles and scissors). Now she doesn't need to wait for the baby to be napping in order to embroider.
On my next post I'll show you my
daughter's current projects and will upload another picture of her finished
alphabet without the Sticky Fabri-Solvy. Until next time!
A very enjoyable easy project!
(Aunt Martha's Fruit 'N
Veggie Pup #3994)
Stitching is such a great therapy!
Even late at night, thanks to my handy little light.
Such a great way to cheer yourself up
a bit when not feeling well.
Now what to stitch next?!?!
Despite the few embroidery projects
I already have going and on which
I should try to keep making
progress, there are other
lovely projects that are calling
on me :-).
Like this Nature Walk Banner!
I think it lends itself to some
fun mommy & kids nature walks
through out autumn,
collecting nature little treasures
as we walk. Then when winter
arrives with its very cold
temperatures and our time
is mostly spend inside,
we could take out our collected treasures and gradually
make the banner.
I sure think the kids will
enjoy that, especially my oldest!
I will too if there are no
dead bugs involved.
So,... what will be next?
Hmmm, perhaps lots of tea drinking, cookie/muffin baking (along with
some treadmill-ing), and making
progress on current embroidery
projects, while we gather
our nature treasures,...
IF I'm able to ignore the
other cute stitchery designs
calling my name.
Isn't this Crewel Family Tree
project gorgeous? ;-)
Note: Projects pictured are
from Aimee Ray's latest book;
"Doodle Stitching Embroidery & Beyond".
We decided to take a mini vacation sooner than originally planned. Weather is getting cooler and is already taking a toll on how I feel.
Couldn't do much physically
and thought that I rather take
it easy and try to relax. Just doing
enough so, with my husband's help,
my little ones could have fun.
Even leaving all my stitching
behind..., silly me!
Two days before going back
home I couldn't resist any longer
the urge to stitch. It really is like therapy for me.
Thankfully nearby was a Walmart
with a small, but well stocked, hand embroidery section.
Only spending as little as possible
(since I have enough already on my stash back home) without compromising supplies quality, I was able to get: an iron on transfer pattern, a pack of 2 floursack towels, a few skeins of embroidery thread, a pack of needles, and a manicure set with 2 sizes of nail clippers to snip the floss.
While at the store my oldest daughter said she wanted to embroider
Once back at the hotel she immersed
herself into some serious coloring while I was ironing her chosen design and mine onto the towels.
My heart didn't let me interrupt her, so I let her enjoy her coloring. After all, who could resist cute coloring books? Plus my youngest was also having a blast "coloring" too. So mommy let them have fun.
I made some progress on my chosen pattern, which by the way is the Beans from Aunt Martha's #3994 Fruit N' Veggie Pup. It was a bit challenging stitching onto such a huge towel without an embroidery hoop. A hoop does help with
neat and precise stitching.
Well, now I only need to finish the bean pods and the leaves which won't happen soon since vacation is over and there are some pretty busy days ahead.
I will confess that I learned my lesson,... never leave without something to stitch ;-).
It was nice! We really needed that mini getaway.
Now back to the busy daily routine.