Monday, June 26, 2017
So far, this getting up before the crack of dawn is working quite well for me. The only other time I can remember being able to rise so early is when I was in the military. I'm thoroughly enjoying it this time! Not so much then.....as it meant getting dressed and running 5 miles before breakfast.
Not much happening here lately, I must admit that with the 4th of July coming it's getting hard to sleep - everyone around here seems to buy their fireworks in advance, and party every night. Don't they work???
I've been stitching a new little series of country designs, apt as I'm now living in the country in the city. I'm falling asleep to the smell of bonfires every night (in addition to the sound of fireworks), and enjoying the bird song every morning. So peaceful, mostly.
Sweet Country Welcome is the first in the series. (click on title to go to my shop]
The pattern is for the stitchery only - it measures 8" x 5". I think there will be four of them. I have three drawn up, and a solid idea of what the fourth will be. The additional themes will be home, love and faith. I have to run out today and get a new pigma pen for tracing onto copier paper, some fusible interfacing, and a new box of rubber finger cots - they really help my arthritic fingers pull the needle through. The one I've been using is falling apart, and I'm constantly stitching bits of rubber into my design. Not a good look.
I haven't decided whether or not I'll make a small quilt, four little pillows, or what. Whichever I decide, I'll do a tutorial on the blog when the four designs are done.
I'll be around to see you soon - we're gearing up for a party on the 4th, we'll be celebrating my oldest son turning (gasp) 25 years old! His birthday is this Friday, but everybody is working. I need to go start cleaning......