Ok. I know that I have been falling down on the job getting my post out every Saturday. Life happens. Now I am going to have a weekly update that I shoot for publishing on the weekend.
I have been wanting to do something beside crochet for a while now but I have not had the motivation to actually do it. Until this week. I hit a wall working on my novel – which is going to be out some time in November now – and pulled out a embroidery gift kit I bought on sale at Barnes and Noble. You know the kind I am talking about. Has a little intro booklet with some projects and a few basic supplies? I have to admit I am loving it. If you want to get your own click here.
I traced the first design with one of my disappearing ink pens from quilting and just started stitching. It is pretty easy – all backstitch and satin stich. Just 3 feathers in a cluster. But I love how it is turning out. I hope to finish it tonight and have pictures ready for the update next week. I already have a couple more little projects in the book planned as soon as I get more fabric.
This got me to looking on Amazon for embroidery pattern books. You know the ones with sassy sayings. Turns out it has been a long time since I have looked at books that were not just crochet and quilting related. There are so many crafty things out there I want to do! I bought an encyclopedia of embroidery stitches, a book of mandalas to embroider, and the one I am really excited about is completely different – Little Traveler. It is a book of little felt dolls you can make on the machine/ by hand. There are little girls, a bear, a fox, a squirrel and a hedgehog.
I have made progress on the Lavender Fields blanket for my In-law’s Christmas. I have 2 colors stripes left and then I just need to tuck the tails. I hope they love this thing.
Funny Story of the Week
I am still working on the Daring Duster in the car while I wait for Mermaid to get out of school every day. Today was warm so I had the windows down, earbuds in my ears listening to the latest Stitcher’s Brew podcast and winding another skein into a ball for the sweater.
< I feel it is important to let you know now that Mermaid goes to a private Christian school with a gate and everything so I feel fine having earbuds in and my windows down while I wait in the parking lot to pick her up. Never in a year and a half has anyone approached my car. >
A hand reached in the window and tapped me on the shoulder today. I screamed threw my yarn ball at them. It took me a full minute to realize a lady was the one trying to get my attention. By the time I caught my breath she was backed up and looking freaked out.
She just wanted to tell me that she liked the colors in my project and ask what I have been working on every day.