Sunday, April 11, 2021

Birthdays and Stitching Updates!

Happy Sunday! We had a great week and I actually got some stitching in! Last Sunday we took my son's girlfriend out to a nice lunch and just generally had a really nice time! She turned 24 and OH TO BE 24 AGAIN! I would actually really love to go back to that! I've said it before, but these kids are my life.

Went to one of my favorite places to eat in Richmond, Cooper's Hawk, and we all just really enjoyed it. Then home for some yummy chocolate hazelnut cake, courtesy of Basilica's. 

Work was light, and I did stitch, but didn't get in a chunk of time until this weekend. So here's my progress so far!

That pink. It's called Clover by Gentle Arts. It's so fun to stitch with! I love pink anyways, but pinks and yellows/tangerine colors are some of my favorite combos. 

We're getting closer to figuring out what we want to do out back. So we went to Lowe's and were looking at some plants and aren't these pretty?

I really miss my perennial garden flowers. That's probably the only thing I miss about our old place. But I'm putting in a new one, and I can't wait! 

No stash this week. Trying to reign myself in, lol. 

My second Covid vaccine went off without a hitch! Sore arm, but no biggie. I encourage everyone reading this, please go get your vaccine. It's open to all adults in just a matter of days!

I hope everyone is well and happy! See you soon and until then,

Saturday, April 3, 2021

Happy Easter! Minimal Stitching and Little Crochet Things

I can't believe Easter is tomorrow! Where is the year going and how can I make it slow down? I have just a tiny stitching update. Truly not much. I have been working on a few other things and just basically losing my mind.

So up first, is just a teeny tiny update on Beneath the Sunlit Sky. I can never get the color to show up correctly it seems. 

These overdyed flosses are giving me fits. They knot up SO MUCH. Oh so much. I had to put it down for a while and do something else.

I received a new pattern. I already had Lady Libery by Fanci That and I needed Sam as well. Not that I'll be stitching it any time soon mind you. It's just that I had the feeling that I needed the pair. You know the feeling. LOL.

 My son's girlfriend's birthday is tomorrow and I wanted to crochet her something cute, so I settled on this sweet little amigurumi cake!  You can locate the (paid) pattern HERE

Um, is that the cutest cake ever or what??!! I laughed to myself while putting the face on and those sweet little cheeks. I love it and I hate to give it up, but I think she'll love it too, so that makes it OK!

Next, I have been working on a super cute little lion. Here's what he'll look like in the end. And you can find this adorable pattern HERE!

And here's my progress on him so far.

If I can complete him correctly, I'll feel a real sense of accomplishment on this one! Wish me luck. I gotta say that crocheting in the round really messed up a tendon in my shoulder/collarbone area. Crafting injuries??!!  Is this a thing? Not to mention you can get a little motion sickness doing this as well, if you do it too long at one stretch. Weird!

Have a great holiday if you celebrate and a wonderful weekend regardless. I've got one shot under my belt and the second one is next week, and I'm so happy! I wish you all luck in getting your vaccines and getting back to a little bit of normalcy soon. 

See you soon with more updates! Until then,