Sunday, June 28, 2020

Slow Sunday Snowman

Hope this post comes through as I am encouraging myself to learn the new, updated and improved (so they say) Blogger platform. This week I have a good start on my next hand stitching project: a cute snowman stitched on blue and white gingham 28 count linen. 

A couple of weeks ago when I originally posted this project, I discovered I had the wrong gingham linen, therefore, there was a delay in starting the snowman until the correct fabric arrived. It was worth the wait!

There is an oriole feeder in our backyard which can be viewed from the kitchen.  A storm came through and the little orange feeding (jelly) dish was blown away.  What to do? What else could be used? 

Fortunately, I had some garage-sale find dessert dishes made of vintage pressed glass. One fit perfectly and now the birds have the fanciest feeding dish in the neighborhood!

The three lavender plants in my garden are in full bloom and smell heavenly! A local farmer told me the Munstead variety has the best Michigan winter survival rate. 

In person church services with social distancing procedures resume this week. Unfortunately, I am unable to attend due to recovering from an allergic reaction to an insect bite obtained sitting on the patio while hand sewing. Ugh. I must have been concentrating too hard on the stitches. No worries as the antibiotics are working well!

To my Canadian readers and friends, have a Happy Canada Day on Wednesday!

Take care,

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Sunday, June 7, 2020

Stitching Finish

Variation of Lil' Miss Snow Angel
designed by Sugar Stitches on etsy

Christmas Carol is all stitched!  I shan't consider her a total finish as I have yet to make her into an ornament. For now she is relaxing after being in the hoop for a few weeks although I do release the linen when not stitching (most of the time).  As she was a small project and portable, it was enjoyable to stitch her while outdoors.

There was hope to finish Shades of Red, but our weather turned hot & humid. Although we have air conditioning, it wasn't in me to wrestle with a quilt and add binding.  The binding is done and waiting patiently to be attached. When storing my binding strips, I store them on an empty paper towel roll which also helps keep it together as I sew it to the quilt.

Since Christmas Carol was finished only yesterday, I shall have to find a new project to hand stitch with Kathy's dear followers at Kathy's Slow Sunday Stitching.  I may begin a snowman ornament or I may start cross stitching initials for homemade lavender sachets.  Hopefully, progress will be made on something the next time I post (my fingers are crossed). 

One of three Siberian Iris that bloomed in my yard. It lasted only three days. Peonies popped open in a day.

Please continue to be careful while out and about. This week my county had a spike in Covid cases. 

Take care,

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