Thursday, April 27, 2017

Flip flopping...

Well....I'm not sure what got into me, or what left (perhaps my mojo went walkabout?) but I've become a recluse lately.  I'm sure my friends wonder where I've gone, it's nothing personal, it's just me being me.  Life is just a bit overwhelming lately.  For those who I usually keep in regular contact, don't worry, it's nothing you've done, and believe me NOBODY has heard from me...  Perhaps you think I'm rude, that's ok, that wasn't my intention. my self imposed hermitting, I've been stitching up a storm.  Except for today, today I've been a slug all the way around...LOL  Here is my progress on "Leave a Light On"...

There is still a tremendous amount of stitching left (the border is going to take quite a while!!) not to mention more outlining (my nemesis) and some stars in the sky and the roof on the light.  But hopefully I'll finish it soon, I want to start something new and I promised myself I wouldn't until I finished another project.

I also put just a few stitches in on this little gem.  

This is  Vierlanden  Diamond Stags by Wiehenburg Designs.  Martina is a very talented designer, and I like her patterns very much.  I started this quite some time ago, and am only now getting back to it.  It's done on 28 ct. Lugana and I'm using Gloriana Pacific Blue.  I love working with silk thread!!  I try to make the pattern caused by the hand dyed thread come out even, so it takes quite a bit of time to stitch with it.  I think that's why it gets set aside so often, because I have to use my brain and it gets tired...LOL

Last, but not least, is Quaker Diamonds by Rosewood Manor.  I started this a long time ago, it uses Valdani threads.  I am stitching it over one on 32 ct. fabric so it is very slow going.  I can work on it only in short bursts, there are so many thread changes and lots of counting.  I'm not a patient I lose interest if it doesn't go too fast.  I'm a work in progress people!!  LOL

I'm off for a trip to the ocean, I need a little vitamin sea.  My husband knows when I get overwhelmed it's time to take a break from reality.  Cherish the time you have with loved ones, my friends, this world throws too many curves and it's easy to get caught up in the hustle and bustle and miss just "BE-ing" with the ones you love.  I know it's hard with youngsters still at home, and it will get easier once they fly the nest...but make the most of every opportunity.  It looks like the next few months will be the calm before the storm, so if I disappear, don't worry, I'll be back when the world tilts back on it's axis.


Mouse said...

gosh you have stitched up a storm... don't panic about the being quiet bit, we all get days like that ... enjoy your vitamin sea ... love that .. you deserve it ... DH and I escape on our own every now and then to recharge our batteries too :) love mouse xxxxx

Jo who can't think of a clever nickname said...

Leave a Light On is awesome, especially those waves! They look stunning.

I don't recall seeing the Vierlande design before but I do like it and the Rosewood Manor too.

Enjoy your time by the ocean, we all need a break sometimes. My youngster probably won't ever fly the nest but I manage a weekend away once a year and the odd day trip too.

Mary - Lecoeurceltique said...

Wow... you've made lots of progress on 'Leave a light on'. Enjoy your break.

Julie said...

Leave a Light On is wonderful.
Enjoy your quiet contemplation at the waters edge, always a boost for me too.

Astrids dragon said...

Oooh, I love Leave a Light on, it's really coming together!
I much prefer the blue over the green in the Diamond, it looks great so far.
Take your time with the Quaker Diamonds, that looks good too.
Next week no hermitting allowed, it's our stitching get-a-way!