Monday, July 19, 2021
Monday, July 12, 2021
Working remotely will continue to be something a lot of us do for at least the rest of this year, but we will see what happens.
I hope to continue to work on at least one of my Heaven and Earth projects each week so that I can continue to move all of them forward. I have a couple of other projects that I haven't worked on for a while, so maybe I will try and get a few stitches on them over the next little while.
Garden by Hands Across The Sea I decided it was only right for me to pick up another one of those designs and see how quickly I could get it stitched up. This piece is a little different from the other two than I did, but again it is a nice size, so it makes me happy. When this piece is finished it will fit into an 8 x 8 inch frame, so that is nice. Instead of stitching on my normal 18 count Aida or 28 count even weave, I decided to work on 20 count, and I am loving it again.
I have completed the border all the way around on the piece, so now it is just the matter of filling in the rest of the design. This piece is only done with one colour, so it is a pretty quick stitch. I hope to have more of this piece done this week as it is my focus piece for stitching.
I hope everyone continues to find a bit of time each day to do the things that you love. I know that even when we are busy with everything else I try and ensure that I have a bit of time to sit and do something for myself. Have a good week and I hope to have some other things to show you next week if I can continue to make progress on things.
Monday, July 5, 2021
Here it is the start of another week and if you live in Ontario a start of another couple of days of very hot and humid days.
Ontario is slowly starting to reopen which is great so now to see how things go. It feels good to see that stores are finally being able to have customers and even just being able to pick something up without having to plan ahead is great. Yes, curbside pickup was wonderful, but you didn't get to see the item before you purchased it.
Emily Ann Foster - this week I once again focused on Emily Ann as I really wanted to see her finished, and I am happy to say that on Thursday I put the last stitches in on her. It isn't a very big piece as it is just under 10 inches square. I am now going to be looking forward to framing this piece and hanging it up in our home.
Of course, once Emily was completed it was time to start figuring out the next project or projects that were going to get attention. I had one in mind as it is something else that I hope to finish soon.
The next project that was on my plate was another Hands Across The Sea as I wanted to see if I could move this one forward as well.
In Our Garden Many Flowers Bloom - I had started this piece earlier in the year as something to work on while I was also working on Mini Forget Me Not. It is a rather quick stitch project and something that I have been able to make some good progress on this last week.
I have stitched on this piece since finishing Emily, and I should be able to have another finish before too long. I don't have much more of this piece to finish either so that is great. I hope to have this one finished before next week.
It feels so different seeing some quick progress on pieces after working on full coverage for so long. I will be continuing to work on some smaller projects for a while.
Moonstone will only be around 4 inches square when it is done, so it isn't big, but there are still lots of stitches in this piece
I have been having some fun working on different projects this past week and will see what happens this week. One of the other advantages was last week we had a holiday on Thursday, so that meant that I had some extra time to sit and relax and work on a project.
This week I will see what projects that I want to work on as I do have a new start that I would like to see if I can get moved forward. I am loving working on smaller projects as it feels great to see a change in it each time you sit and work on it even if it isn't for too long.
I hope everyone is staying safe and well, and you continue to find bits of time each day to do something that you love. If you are dealing with the hot and humid weather take care of yourself and try and stay cool. Have a great week and hopefully next week I will have more to show you.