So, with this extra day off what have I been doing.......really too soon to make a difference. I've been making Friday my appointment days - oil change, trip to the framer's, dentist, hair appt. It does take the pressure off squeezing appointments in to the workday. I feel like I've got the best of both worlds. I can say the yard is in pristine condition. Some closets and drawers have been cleaned. Some reading has been done. And a new to me thing, is listening to audio books. In one three day weekend, working in the garden three hours each day, I managed to listen to The Tattooist of Auschwitz. Three day weekends are proving to be a win-win for me.
For stitching I have been on a Red-White-and-Blue binge. I hope to get this canvas piece, Hooray for the Red, White and Blue done by mid-July. I have done very little canvas work in the past. This is proving interesting and fun.
I find I really need to be in the right position for working on this one. Like at a table with a frame weight or using my Lowery stand.
It is fun seeing the plaid start to form. Today I hope to finish the row of flowers and at least another row on the plaid.
I am working on stitching up these cuties. I'd like to finished the last little ones today or tomorrow and be ready to finish these as ornaments. I have the house in the lower right to finish and a tiny little parade one to stitch still. Don't you think you need to be in the mood to do finishing? I do and I credit that as the reason why that basket 'o shame of finishes is so large.
And, I always like to share if I find something that works. Now this works for me! I tend to sprawl when I sit and stitch. Whether as home or at a class. I bought this little tray at Prim Stitchers Retreat for the obvious reasons. Yardstick/stitcher. I find that keeping this by my side it gives me a target to aim for placing my bits and bobs. Better than needles in the arm of the chair and scissors between the seat cushions. It measures about 5 by 9 inches and is perfect. Next class I go it, I will be taking this for sure.
For the 4th of July, it is our 4th Annual Girls weekend and my daughters should start arriving on the 3rd. I bought us all the same jelly roll of fabric and challenged them to come up with a quilt patterns to use. It should be fun to see how they all turn out different. And truthfully, we may go a whole other route....and considering I am not exactly sure where my jelly roll can be found..... it is whatever any of us want to work on. We never really have preset project plans in mind but I know by the time they leave there will have been many laughs and a multitude of projects finished. I'm thinking I might arrange a spa afternoon for us......but that would require we dress in something other than a bathing suit or pj's and stop crafting for at least an afternoon. hmmm, rough decision.
Thanks all I've got folks. Time to stop lallygagging and get the laundry on the line and attack the day.
Thanks for stopping by and.....keep on stitching.