Sunday, 20 February 2022

SEARCHING FOR MY STITCHING EAGERNESS AGAIN

  Have you ever had those days, weeks or months where everything needs repairing, replacement or the simplest task turns into a massive effort to complete and trying to rectify problems requires hours waiting on the phone to talk to an actual human being? I am sure everyone endures such times now and then but it is all rather exhausting. My stitching has been neglected and when I convince myself that doing some stitching will be theraputic , as it has always been for me, I find myself picking it up only to make mistakes and further add to my loss of enthusiasm to finish my projects. However, I persevered the last couple of nights trying to stitch my little quilt and have hand pieced 4 rows. Alas, one block in the 2nd row has not lined up properly and the same thing has happened with the 4th row, same block. I shall unpick the last row's misalignment otherwise the quilt will be a bit wonky if neglected.




 

I have added a few more rows to my crocheted blanket and it shouldn't take long before I crochet the border. So, I won't take a pic until I am ready to do that.

I have nearly finished this novel.




I hope you are keeping safe and well.



Saturday, 5 February 2022

BEEN BUSY

 

My apologies for not catching up with your blog posts. My mum had emergency surgery and is now home but I had little time to do anything while she was in hospital for a week as I was ensuring dad was ok at home by himself each day and getting his groceries etc. I was also contacting the hospital each day for updates and ensuring mum had everything she needed as no visitors were allowed due to Covid restrictions still in place. Ofcourse, everything happens at once and we have had other stressful things to deal with as well. So, I have not done much stitching or crochet as I have been completely overwhelmed and just find myself chilling out watching streamed programs. 

However, I did finish reading a book that was a Christmas present. If you love Miriam you will find her bio really interesting . I am not easily shocked but I found myself a bit shocked with some info lol.




Today I traced a lovely little stitchery to make a bookmark, one of a series of free designs that Jennifer ( www.elefantz.com) is kindly putting on her blog. 




Although  I have little to show you of my craft I thought I would show you what my daughter ( mother of my two grandsons) has been crocheting.  The cat is for my eldest munchkin and the other was a Christmas pressie for someone.




I promise to catch up with your blogs soon. I hope you are all well and keeping safe.

 


MORE CROCHET

  Hooray! After much ado , scratching my head trying to work out the instructions...sometimes the stitch count didn't add up despite rea...