This Week’s Stitches & Pages

April 27, 2021

Happy Monday! Well, last week I got my second COVID Vaccine dose, so now we’re in the countdown to being able to visit our family. My nephews have grown so much over the nearly 18 months since I’ve seen the last. I can’t wait to get some quality time with them and the rest of my family. In the meantime, here in NC spring hasn’t quite made up it’s mind yet. Most days are beautiful, but we are having a bit of a cold snap. However, do plan to return to my landscape & gardening plans and hopefully will have some pictures to share soon from the garden. In the meantime, let’s talk about the important things: stitching and reading!

Monday Morning Rotation

My weekly roatation project this week has been I Love You Deerly, by The Frosted Pumpkin Stitchery. This is probably the cutest pattern I have ever worked on. My husband is encouraging me to add our names and wedding date to this piece but I haven’t decided if I’m going to do that yet. However I do know that I am building a hoop pattern collection in my stash, so at some point in the future I should have a cross stitched hoop wall. Alas it’s time to put the two sweet little deers away for a little bit and work on something else.

On The Frame

Over on my Millennium Frame I have been working on Clue 1 of Cozy Cafe by The Frosted Pumpkin Stitchery, the 2021 SAL. And I am happy to report that my Raspberry Mocha is finished, complete with beaded raspberries on top. I can’t imagine any of the other drinks being as adorable as this one, but I’m quite certain they will all be beautiful. Even though Clue 2 was just released on Friday, I am still going to rotate this piece out and work on the next project in rotation. I’m very happy with how my rotations are going this year so far. I feel like I’m making the most progress and getting the most enjoyment out of my stitching. Additionally, I don’t feel like I’m stuck on one particular piece at a time. I’m getting to work on multiple projects that I like, so it’s been really joyful this year to commit to a steady rotation. Therefore Cozy Café will be going away for a while and I believe Animal Almanac is next up in the rotation. This is also by The Frosted Pumpkin Stitchery. In fact all four of my current frame projects are by them do you think I play favorites with my designers?

Bookmark Status

As far as reading goes, this week was still a slow one for reading. In fact I was having a conversation with a friend over the weekend, she is also an avid reader, and we were discussing how we can sometimes get into a rut when it comes to our reading activity. There are just times when we don’t read as much as we normally do, for any number of reasons. So I think I’m in a rut now, although I am reading every day, I’m having a hard time making the making my typical progress. That means I am still chewing through my latest Agatha Christie: And Then There Were None. However, I am enjoying what I’m reading and that’s the most important part.

That’s it for this update, thanks for reading and have a blessed week.

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