Saturday, April 18, 2020

Hanging in There.....549

The days are blending one into another.....I venture out once a week to do my grocery shopping and hubby and I are trying to hike/walk a few times a week. We try to support a local restaurant one day of the weekend and order curbside pick up or delivery.  I have made 70+ masks for family and friends, but am running low on elastic, so on hold for a bit. Other than that I am home and stitching away!!!

I have been doing a little retail therapy...a couple charts, some shoe buttons and I rescued a scrimshaw piece by Marcy Pumphret off Ebay.

A cute little buff from Zappy Dots....

So, on to what I've been working on.....I hope the photos will stay put.  I noticed the ones on my last few posts were deleted somehow and I just spent quite a bit of time reloading them. Fingers crossed!!!

Up first are my SAL's.........

Peppermint Purple SAL..up to date

iStitch Burgandy Band SAL....up to date

Learning Stitches by Jeanette Douglas (on line class through Sassy Jacks) up to date

Next, works in progress:

A Fish Tale by Hands on Designs 

Seeking Refuge by The Scarlett House

A quick little Easter finish...a little kit I got at JoAnn's.



Now, a little exciting news....even though the PSS had to postpone their retreat in April, they still had a virtual merchant mall. Le Shays shaker box company had a drawing for five items for anyone who made a purchase at the sale. I was one of the lucky five winners and received this lovely shaker tray. It is an olive green to find a project for it!  I am so thankful and tickled!!!

I'm going to end now with a photo I captured of a little friend visiting our phlox. Please be safe and stay well everyone. We will get through this hopefully with new appreciations for the things we have always taken for granted. Thanks for stopping by and your "twisted threads" of friendship!



Monday, April 6, 2020

Okay, So I almost had a major meltdown.........


Photo: the Food Lion this morning. I had a truly surreal moment...... that literally hit me in the face..... as I spied my image in the store windows donning my homemade mask and wearing bright blue plastic gloves (that ripped in half when I took them off). Who'd have thought this was possible a few weeks ago??? I quickly pulled myself together, did my weekly shopping and hightailed it home to sanctuary!!! There I pushed through a good cry!!! I miss my family and grandkids, I miss the soccer and baseball games, I miss going out whenever and wherever I want, I'm missing the retreats I was scheduled to attend...and ones I'm sure will be cancelled/postponed soon. But, then I tell myself I can do's not that could be worse....pull on your big girl panties...suck it up buttercup!!!!

And now on to our regular scheduled's what I've been working on...and yes, I have been jumping all over the place.

18 more masks ( a different design) for my family and a friend.


Burgandy Sampler Band SAL by iStitch Designs --working on week 14 and 15..... it's a big block of Assisi work.


Up to date on the Blackwork SAL by Peppermint Purple.


Moving along on A Fish Tale by Hands on Design but needed a break from all the pink and green.

So a pumpkin came out .... I know I'm way out of season..but this was perfect for my back porch.....Autumn Blessings by Noteworthy Needle. Using one strand of #5 perle cotton, colors I had on hand. I had drilled this back in October!!!

 A new start...a perfect piece for today...Seeking Refuge  by The Scarlett House. The saying rings so true for me, and I'm sure many of you.
" When the world seems to be out of control, I find a way to nurture my soul
  Seeking refuge wth needle and thread, The angst and anxiety no longer I dread."
I'm doing this on 46 count Vintage Buttercream by Lakeside Linens with some of the original fibers, but filling in with Victorian Motto shop colors. 

Here's my teeny, tiny start.... 

Please stay well, my friends, and we will come out of this on the other side! Thanks for stopping by and your "twisted threads" of friendship!