Wednesday, August 16, 2017

Stitching Has Resume

Made myself sit and stitch a bit with my littles. Younger one is into embroidery at the moment,... now able to sit for longer periods of time and focus on stitching.
This time of the year is the time where I need to make my medical round to be sure things are going well. So many appointments, it can be a bit (or a lot) stressful at times. Even though I've been in remission for 8 years, sometimes after fighting a life threatening illness, there's a lingering anxiety that pops up mostly when not feeling well (without being able to pinpoint why), or when check ups are due. Sometimes I can say: "it must be the fibromyalgia", but sometimes it is hard to tell. Praying and hoping for everything to be ok! Really need to meditate a bit more on Matthew 6:34.
So while dreaming for these next few weeks to fly, I'm keeping myself busy. Back to my needle and thread for therapy. Also: homeschooling will resume shortly, considering to commit to an increase in volunteer work for the month of September, hoping to try new recipes at least twice a month, weekly baking during the Fall season, start entertaining friends again after the remodeling/construction work is completed in a couple of weeks, finding a new nature trail for some nice autumnal walks, etc. . 
I have the goal of increasing protein consumption to see if it helps with sugar cravings ;-). It must be simple in order to keep it up. So here is a quick tuna salad; low sodium tuna in water, sweet yellow corn, grape tomatoes, avocado, sprinkled with a bit of salt and olive oil. If I'm very hungry then I add a side of brown rice.

Hopefully the next blog update will be about another finished towel, or two! I have a new vintage pattern that I can't wait to stitch! Want a peek? Leaving a link below ;-).

Non-affiliated link:
A Vintage reprint of Aunt Martha's no. 3959,
Delightful Blue Bird Motifs. All the reprints come without 
the envelope, just so you know.


  1. I've had the itching to start a set of towels. I am in the midst of recovering from pneumonia, an eye infection, two brown recluse bites and more. I may even sit down today, after your encouragement. Thank you !

    1. Hi, Kristina! You have a lot going on, hoping all is well soon! Have fun stitching!

  2. I know just what you mean about having anxiety about upcoming appointment. I have one coming up that has me worried too. Keeping our hands busy has a way of easing our stress. It's great therapy. Hope all is well with you.
    xx Beca

    1. Thanks, hope all goes well in your appointment too!

  3. I am just so impressed with the fact that you are teaching your little ones the art of embroidery! So much better than sitting with an electronic device; it's something they can carry with them for the rest of their lives.
    I understand about the angst you're feeling over so many appointments; mine are over for the most part. There's still one with the dermatologist and the dentist which had to be put off because of the eye surgery. My skin didn't take to the stress too well so I'm expecting a lot of freezing of places. Take care!

    1. Thanks! So true! That's one of the reasons I decided to cut back on my social media, have to teach by example ;-).
      Hope all goes well with your upcoming appointments!


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