February Stitches & Pages Check-in

I’m sure I’m not the only one who felt like February just flew by; still, I am very excited for the signs of spring that I am seeing all around. In March I’ll be setting up my hummingbird station and anxiously awaiting their return while also preparing the property for new growth. February was kind of a stagnant month for me, a lot of that having to do with the weather as well as mental and physical health. Yet March brings with it new beginnings for all God’s creation and children.

Let’s take a look at some of the highlights from the past month.

First, Stitching

My focus project for February was Morning Dog by Joan Elliott. This kit was a gift from my husband for Little Christmas, 2021 in remembrance of our sweet hound dog, Duke, who we said goodbye to just days before Christmas. My goal is to have this piece finished before the end of March, while I think I will still make it, I only managed 7 days of stitching on him in February.

The next piece I worked on in February was also a kit gifted to me by my husband for Little Christmas, just this year past. It is the Happy Camper kit that I started in January. Another 7 days of stitching, mostly just a few minutes at night before bed, and I managed to score a small FFO for the month. It turned out so cute and was so fun to stitch, that I am making another one for my mom with supplies from my stash. I love the colors I picked out for hers!

Those two were really the only projects I stitched on in February. We did have a few rainy days, during which I worked on my rainy day project: Summer Landscape. Not enough progress there yet to share. Naturally, I also stitched a little bit on my current quilt block: Winter Star, just a little on drives to medical appointments. (Which is it’s purpose.)

Next Reading

Unfortunately, my mental health was not that great in February, and so my two focus books were left untouched. For Secrets of the Chocolate House, I am about half way, and with Dopesick, I am still in the first quarter of the book. I ended up returning to the world of The Others by Anne Bishop, and reread the five book series during the month. This set of five books is my favorite ”escape’ when my brain needs a little break from reality. Similar to rewatching favorite movies, I suppose, this series just gives me another world to live in for awhile. Which is what I needed in February.

February Highlights

Like I mentioned, February was kinda a ”meh” month, not a lot of stuff to mention. There were a few highlights though, like cute sleeping dogs, Daisy cuddling with Nathan on the sofa, and a really great breakfast at First Watch after one of the many medical appointments.

That’s pretty much February in a nutshell. Thanks for reading and I hope you have a blessed Spring!

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