It’s been an interesting few days. The end of last week was rough. I think my case of the blahs just hit rock bottom. But, I picked myself back up this weekend and I think I am working my way back towards normal.
I did some more sewing on my wedding quilt yesterday and this morning. I have everything pieced that can be pieced so far. This weekend I will pick up the rest of my white squares from my mom, and then I can finish piecing my blocks. Then all that will leave is my center piece. I will have to make a trip to the sewing shop to buy some embroidery thread. I am planning to machine embroider our names and wedding date on the center block. So, obviously I can’t piece that in until I have it embroidered. I’m a little nervous about embroidering on my machine without proper supervision, so it may take a few practice runs. But, for this week – I feel really good about having all the rest of the blocks pieced. Next week I should be able to start piecing my blocks together.
In other news, Sharon was offering to share some of the crushed walnut shells she bought. Stitchers of Blackbird Designs may be familiar with a few of their designs that call for the use of crushed walnut shells to stuff pincushions, etc. Sharon was able to find some at her local pet store and very kindly sent me a little bag full. I have a secret project I am working on that these will come in handy for. Thank you, Sharon!!
I cannot say thank you enough to all the sweet friends that have been gifting me with some wonderful things during this time. It really has made everything seem a lot less bleak, and helped me to realize how giving you all are. I really appreciate it!
I don’t have a whole lot of stitching I can show you right now, so I thought I’d show you how my little basket of smalls is growing. It is so fun seeing all the little pieces I’ve made as well as some that I’ve received in exchanges. And as you can see, the sheep got his March blanket this weekend while I was decorating. (photo at the top of post)
- I journal almost everyday. I’ve been journaling for many years and in the past three years have moved to an electronic journal rather than pen and paper.
- I love watching Clean House on the Style network, and I am also a big fan of Life in the Fab Lane. Can you tell I’ve been out of work too long?
- I have an orange belt in Tae Kwon Do.
- I grew up with only Siamese cats as pets.
- I practice Feng Shui in my home.
- Eric proposed to me on a cruise in the Bahamas, out on the deck, under the stars (we had gone snorkling which was a first for me, the day before)
- I created this hand-embroidered wall quilt to remember it by
Here’s a closeup of the engagement part…
And here’s the label on the back – this is made from a shrinky dink…
That’s all for today – hope you’re having a great week. I should be back with some stitching the show soon (and no I was good and didn’t start Secret Garden, though I am sorely tempted!!).
Walk to Rivendell: Continue in valley. Land starts to rise. Can see a “huddle of hills” ahead. Camp not far SW of bridge. Camp is high enough for Merry to see the Loudwater far in the distance! Return to The Great East Road (Total miles walked: 356.75)
I am grateful for renewed belief in myself.