April 10, 2021
It’s been a hot minute since I last did a blog post. One would think that during the pandemic it would be a perfect time to blog, having all that free time to write and what not. It seems, however, that I am not the only one who didn’t do as much with their “pandemic free time” as they thought they would. Plus, during 2020, and still this year, I was dealing with some medical issues, so it was a two fold rocky year for us. Still, I’ve decide to return to blogging and figured the best way would be to just jump right into it. So here is a weekly check in of what I’ve been stitching, reading, and anything else I’d like to share.
Monday Morning Rotation
Monday Mornings is when I rotate out my “weekend” project, well weekend is more of a loose descriptor. What I call my weekend projects are smaller pieces that are either stitched in hand or on a small Q-snap. These projects I switch out every week and I only keep four going at a time, but I also work on these during my early morning coffee and devotional time and at bedtime. Having these smaller projects means I can have some finishes and new starts while still enjoying my larger frame projects.
This morning we are rotating out Morning Dog by Joan Elliott. This adorable kit was a Little Christmas gift from my husband. He had bought it earlier in the year, then just before Christmas our Duke crossed the Rainbow Bridge. The basset hound in this piece looks so much like our Duke that my husband almost didn’t want to give it to me, fearing that it would be too upsetting. But I thoroughly enjoy stitching this cute boy up and recalling all the fond memories of my little Stinkbutt the whole time.
On The Frame
Over on my Millennium Frame I am working on Cozy Cafe by The Frosted Pumpkin Stitchery. In contrast to my weekend projects, my frame projects do not rotate as frequently and they are worked on when I can sit down and dedicate a significant amount of time to stitching. Usually that means an hour or two in the afternoon while watching a movie or TV show. For the frame projects, I work on them until I come to a natural stopping point or, as in the case of a SAL, the end of segment.
Cozy Cafe is the 2021 SAL for Frosted Pumpkin Stitchery and, as a self confessed coffee addict, how could I not stitch this one. The first segment is Raspberry Mocha and I can not wait to put some beads on those raspberries! I’ve made good progress so far, and I hope to have this section finished by the weekend so I can switch it out until the next section is released.
Currently I am 58% into Shadows in Time, the most recent installment of the Kendra Donovan series by Julie McElwain. Thus far this latest tale of Kendra’s life in the 19th Century has not disappointed me in the least. In fact, when I last put the Kindle down, I was at a very exciting plot development. It won’t be long before I have to delve back into the story. Most likely many chores will be delayed this week as I procrastiread (to read when you should be doing housework).
That’s it for this update, thanks for reading and have a blessed week.