WIP Wednesday – Episode 46 – Back In The Saddle

Happy WIP Wednesday! Today I have a brief stitching update to share because in the last week and a half I haven’t stitched much of anything! Saturday before last I actually ended up having my husband take me to Urgent Care because of a very severe flare-up of my chronic back pain. Now I use the term flare-up frequently when referring to days when I have more stiffness, soreness, muscle spasms, and nerve pain than usual. This time the flare-up was more than what was bearable.

In any case, Urgent Care treated me excellently and gave me wonderful anti-inflammatories as well as a very short course of painkillers. While those medicines did help lower my pain level, they also lowered my consciousness level, as in I slept a lot. I did try periodically try to do some stitching, however, I was moving so slow and also making a lot of mistakes because of the brain fog.

Also, I wasn’t able to read any of my books or work on blog posts so it was a very frustrating week and a half. Yet not all things last forever and Monday morning arrived with me feeling better than I had in a while. So Monday I was able to get some housework done that had gotten laid to the wayside and that left room for me to pick up my stitching on Monday night and I have been working on Into The Jungle since then. I don’t have too many progress pictures to show but I have finished the rest of the block borders and have started on the June block.

My rotation for this month, just like last month, is going to be completely off. So I’m just gonna work on Into The Jungle until I feel like stopping and then move on to something else.

Well, that’s my stitching this week, thanks for checking in & happy stitching!

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Sunday’s Stitches & Stuff – Episode 36 – Millennium Frame & Aristo Stand Review

Welcome back to another episode of Sunday’s Stitches & Stuff, a weekly chat about stitching and, well, other stuff. This week I thought I would finally share my review and opinion of the Millennium Frame & Aristo Stand, from Needle Needs. Continue reading

WIP Wednesday – Episode 44

Happy Wednesday and welcome to another weekly update on my cross stitching. I hope this finds you well and enjoying life. This week I have been working diligently on Fabulous Women in History. This was the 2017 SAL from Cloudsfactory, but due to stash and monetary restraints, I had to wait until this year to get started. Continue reading

Sunday’s Stitches & Stuff – Episode 35 – Binge Worthy Shows For Stitching

Welcome back to another episode of Sunday’s Stitches & Stuff, a weekly chat about stitching and, well, other stuff. As I’m sure you are aware, based on the predominant content on this blog, cross stitching is my number one past time and there are three things I enjoy doing while I am cross stitching.

  1. Enjoy the sounds of nature from my porch
  2. Listen to music or audiobooks
  3. Binge watch TV Shows.

It is the last item that I thought I would talk about today. Continue reading

WIP Wednesday – Episode 43

Happy Wednesday and welcome to another weekly update on my cross stitching. I hope this finds you well and enjoying life. This week I have been working on Roseland Cottage by Nancy Spruance Designs. If you missed it I did a post on Sunday with my initial reactions to working with this pattern, so make sure you check that out if you’re interested. Continue reading

Sunday’s Stitches & Stuff – Episode 34 – Roseland Cottage by Nancy Spruance Designs – First Impressions

Like most stitchers, I have a stash of cross stitching supplies including fabric, floss, notions, and patterns. Last year I began a journey toward a less cluttered and more minimalistic lifestyle, inspired by the book: The Life-Changing Magic of Tidying Up by Marie Kondo. Using her category checklist and method of eliminating all things from my life that do not “Spark Joy”, I have systematically been purging and organizing my life & home. One of those categories is Crafts, with a subcategory of Cross Stitching. It was difficult to purge items associated with my favorite pastime, however, asking myself “Does this spark joy?” and really listening to the answer, helped to eliminate a good 50% of my stash. What I am left with are patterns and kits that I am so excited about and desperately want to stitch. This included an entire collection of Nancy Spruance Designs. Continue reading

WIP Wednesday – Episode 41 – I’m Back

Happy WIP Wednesday Stitchers! I am back on the blogosphere. You may recall, a few weeks ago in my last WIP Wednesday [link] post, I shared that I was taking a break from blogging and much of social media for a while. Originally, I had planned to continue with these weekly stitching update posts, but I ended up taking a break from the whole thing. Truth be told, the vacation was part voluntary and part necessary. Continue reading