Tuesday, March 16, 2021

Beneath the Sunlit Sky Update and more!

 Yep, I could not "just go with it" as I thought I could. Soooooo, long story short, I dyed a piece of 16 ct aida and am now using just one strand of floss throughout. THIS TIME, I am going to finish this sucker. 

Oh, and pardon the weird flower looking thing on the right. It looks a little obscene, but I promise it's going to be pretty, lol.

The fabric is a mottled sky blue. I didn't use any yellow in this one. It's a shame because I wanted a bit more of a greenish/turquoise blend, but the yellow was just giving me trouble (see prior post!)

Cross stitching just gives me so much joy. SO MUCH! Even when I'm scrapping a project to do a different fabric, or I'm not crazy about my stitches and start over--I just love the process.

I'll be getting a couple pieces back from the framers soon and I cannot wait to see how they turned out. I have a lot of framed pieces that I haven't hung anywhere, but I plan to soon.

I had been look for Birds of a Feather's Red Reindeer for so long. A kind and generous person on one of my groups on facebook said she had it and sold it to me! I really love this design.

The motifs here are so small that I'm going to just use DMC for it. But it's so pretty. 

I have been keeping up with Project Life! I finished Feb and started on March! One thing I realized is that I need to take some more pictures. With not going out very much, photos just don't seem to happen a lot.

I had such a great weekend! Spent some time with my mom going to lunch and walking at the park. This weekend was glorious in VA. Upper 60's and just beautiful. I accomplished a lot crafty-wise and felt pretty good about it. 

While at lunch with my husband last week, I got the email to register for my vaccine appointment!!!!!! So I did and it's tomorrow at noon. I hope my mom gets her notification soon too. I have tried to put lipstick on the pig with this past year of pandemic living, but I have to say, it's just been awful. AWFUL. And I will never ever forget all the people in this country who have succumbed to this awful virus. Living in fear just takes a toll on you. Fear of everything and for the ones we love. But with all the vaccines getting done, I hope all the numbers come down and a bit of normalcy can return! Woodlawn is in May this year and I really want to go with my mom! We didn't go last year of course. 

Well, take care everyone! If you are stopping in to read, I truly appreciate you taking time out of your day to do so. Be well and stay happy and healthy! Until next week,


  1. Your re-start on Beneath the Sunlit Sky is gorgeous. I love your fabric color that you created. That Red Reindeer design is awesome. I don't think I have ever seen it before. Is there a list some where of Birds of a Feather designs?

    Good luck with your vaccine! I hope you don't have any side effects from it.

    1. Thank you Robin! I haven't been able to find a list, but I may be creating one soon! Had the vaccine this afternoon and everything is good so far!

  2. That fabric is so pretty, the colors really POP on it.
    We've also had a few warmer days, but now it's cold again.
    We get our vaccine tomorrow.

    1. Thanks Marilyn! I hope your vaccine goes well too!

  3. Stitching should be enjoyable, so good choice to change the fabric before you got too much done. It's going to look lovely! Love that Little Reindeer sampler....I've never seen it before.

  4. Your re-start is lovely!
    I do love BOAF designs, Red Reindeern is so sweet!


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