This is going to be a drive-by post as I have a good bit of work to do today.
First of all, I want to wish a belated Happy Mother’s Day to all of my friends and family out there. I know that some of you are new mothers and some are not. Whether you were experiencing the wonder of one of your first Mother’s Days or the lovely familiarity of many more, I hope that you all had a wonderful day!
And now for a stitching finish. This one stitched up quickly, as I had this odd fixation to just get it stitched up and out of the to-do pile. It is from Just Nan’s (very old) Filagree Fancies line. Yes, she spelled filigree wrong and it bugs me to no end, but the designs were still lovely little treasures that stitch up quickly and usually have very nice charms to go with them. This one is named Magic Wings and was one that I had a strong desire to obtain. I bought it off of eBay years ago when these kits still popped up from time to time.
I know that the picture is small, but I’m trying to be more conscientious about trimming down the pictures that I post so that you can’t easily stitch the design from them. That said, I do have the kit remnants available to anyone who is interested. Obviously, you won’t have the charm, but I am sure that a suitable replacement can be found. Plus, the threads are DMC, so you augment the leftovers with floss from your own stash. I think that there are enough beads to complete another instance of the design, but there is probably not enough of the Kreinik braid. I have some in my stash, so I could probably cut another couple of lengths and include it if someone is interested who doesn’t have the standard Kreinik gold #4 braid in their own stash.
Leave a comment if you are interested.
Other than that, I don’t have much to report. I’ve been working on getting my yard back under control after a year of neglect. There’s a lot of work to be done and I’ve been making a list and will slowly chip away at it as I am able. I hurt myself with the mowing and trimming yesterday, but fortunately a long round with the TENS unit and some heat seems to have gotten in under control whereas ibuprofen could not. I’m also working on a website for a friend of mine. We only met a year and a half ago (maybe even longer) to go over what she wanted. It was just one of those “I’ll get to it one of these days” kind of personal commitments that I never got around to until now. There is a new impetus to finish it with a deadline attached, so I have to keep moving on it. I’m not stitching as much as I was, but I ordered a scroll frame from the UK when I bought Yumezakura (did I mention that on here, or just Facebook?) and have finally been able to mount the fabric for the Chatelaine Micro Mandala series and get a start on Micro 01. Since Micro 03 just started and Martina released the preview of Micro 04 (available in PURPLE; it’s FANTASTIC!), I really need to get my rear in gear. Of course, with my limited time and energy to work on things, I’m more focused on small projects that I can pick up and put down easily, not something on a lap stand that I have to wrangle with. And I feel guilty when I stitch because there are truly so many other things to do. I think I need to create a schedule for myself to help effectively manage my personal time. How terrible is that?
And with that though, I will leave you. Until my next post, I bid you adieu. Have a great week!