Friday, 30 May 2014

It's All in the Details.

Folks, I am in the home stretch of completing the baby's birth record cross stitch!!! 
This makes me happy for two reasons - the first is because another project is finished, and it's always a huge accomplishment when that happens.  The second is because it means I can focus the next few months of my life on the BAP - the Hermit.

The most tedious part of any cross stitch project has to be the final detailing at the end.  It's also very gratifying to see the final image come together.  Here's a series of photos I thought I'd share of the progress.


Turtles and froggies!

Friday, 23 May 2014

Stitching Groove Is Back!

I found my stitching mojo, people!

For the past week I have been stitching almost every night for several hours after dinner.  Husband and I are all caught up on the latest season of Game of Thrones!  ;)

Last week ended sadly for me, as I visited a patient dying at home.  I used my stitching as a way of processing my thoughts around his death.  I've mentioned before that stitching is kind of like my way of meditating.  My mind sort of stops - I can focus solely on the task at hand and outside thoughts drift away.

I am pretty close to finishing the "principle photography" on Little Pond.  I am hoping to get started on the detailing this weekend.

Sunday, 18 May 2014

Progress On Little Pond.

It's been a good couple of weeks of stitching here. I've been back to work for almost 6 weeks now and the family and I have settled into a nice routine. I hadn't been stitching much until I had to stop running for a few weeks after a nagging shin splint made itself known. So, instead of running, I sat my ass down on the couch and I stitched.

And can I tell you a secret?  Even though I couldn't run, it was okay.  Stitching is such a peaceful experience for me, it really is.  I get lost in thought and am focused solely on which stitch I'm working on. It's such a lovely mental break.

I really wanted to work on the Hermit, but the new baby's birth record needs to get done.  The baby is already 8 months old and I really want his birth record finished before his 1st birthday.  So, I got down to work and have made quite a bit of progress since my last post.

As always, thanks for stopping by and having a look!

Mama elephant.
A close up of the swamp coming along.

I love the little lady bug here, that's why I added her eyes in already.

Duck feet!!