Monday, October 21, 2013

Beans Puppy

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?!?!

Saturday, October 12, 2013

What's 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".

Thursday, October 3, 2013

Lesson Learned

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
with me.
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.

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