10 September 2016

A few WIP photos

I've been notoriously absent from blogging lately. I have been doing a lot of stitching, but the last few weeks have been a little weird. I ended up in the ER a few weeks ago in a panic, and the doctor asked me to take it easy and not do a lot of strenuous things. No heavy lifting, no travel outside the Baltimore/Washington area (though I can go to the Eastern Shore tomorrow for a reunion, but only because it would be close enough to get me to Baltimore if things got real), and just take it easy. After so many months going full-tilt, I've been in a daze. I am not used to not being able to do what I want, but it's for the Wee Man, so I have been listening. Watching a lot of Law and Order and movies. Last night, I saw "Joy". It was a really good, empowering movie.

I have three major projects on the go right now:

In My Daughter's Eyes
charted photograph from my collection
18 ct aida with recommended threads

I had been working on Little Wings like crazy since the 16th of July. I was starting to get burnt out on it, and I still have Mama's massive skirt to do. So I took a pre-Labor Day vacation from it to work on a smaller project. On Saturday, I pulled out this UFO for stitching group and decided I need to finish it.  So I have been working on it all week. I have almost completed two pages since I pulled it out--it helps that there is a lot of black, LOL.  I would like to have this finished before the baby gets here. That way, I won't feel guilty about having two kids with no birth samplers, it will just be him, LOL.  

Little Wings
Lavendar and Lace
16 count jobelan with called-for threads

I don't have the most current picture of this, but this is, I think, my favorite part of this chart. That little birdhouse is so sweet. It's neat and dainty and so, so pretty. I love it. I am doing this for Kaydence, so she has something Mom did just for her, a love gift. She told me it looks like her and I, so that is awesome. I hope I can get it done to hang in her room. I just need a break.

I have started thinking about my plans for 2017. So much depends on how well the new baby sleeps, my work schedule and when we start doing the remodelling on the new house, but I am going to focus on small things that i have already kitted up for the year. That has been another project for me. I sorted the ones i wanted to do into project boxes by subject so I can pull them out and work on them when the mood strikes. I know thinking I can do a big project is asking a lot, so that is OK.  I think my mistake with Kaydence was wanting to stitch big things and not accepting that I had the rest of my life to do that, to just understand my time is not my own for right now. I know we need to get the work on the house done, it's what is best for us and is a better, bigger house. More wall space to hang stuff, yay! I don't know how many more UFOs I am going to be able to work on this year, or that I want to work on next year. When that is all you can work on for 6 months, it gets to wearing on you. I have them in a box and will pull one out as desired, I guess. Or wait til 2018

So that is all that is going on in Crazyville. I am starting to be ready for Fall. It's 92 here today. Too warm for September!



Robin in Virginia said...

You have made good progress on the pieces you shared, Rachel. Hope your pregnancy is going well and the heat lets up soon. Thinking of you!

mbroider said...

I read few more posts and read you are due in December. That is great news, Rachel. Lots of love:)

Take care, and relax... r e l a x


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