I finished Give Thanks on June 6th, so it only took 5 days to stitch. I stuck it in the Cross Stitch Graveyard and promptly forgot to take a photo. I will drag it back out for one soon.
Then I had a bad week. I had a severe flare of arthritis, with nearly every joint in my body hurting (minus ankles and toes this time.) When this happens, I also run a fever. So on a 90+ degree day, I had a scarf on my head, a lightweight winter jacket on, and was under a blanket. No stitching could possibly get done with my fingers all swollen.
Post recovery, I made my youngest son a couple of pairs of pajamas. Prior to the flare, I also made more zipper bags, which are holding my stitching supplies for the project stuck in the matching project envelope.
I started an old pattern that I have had for a very long time — Plant Kindness by Little House Needleworks — on a piece of 14 count Aida. It will work better for the finish I have in mind. I may just set it aside, though, and let it become my Arthritis Recovery project. This is what I managed to do post-flare:
Then once I was feeling better, I brought out Beekeeper’s Cottage, which was supposed to be my “car project” and was shocked to find that I had only done the stars and the moon. Was that really all I could do on a trip to Daytona Beach? Ugh. I have been working on it a little since.
There is an oops in the flower row. Since this is a kit with silk thread, I will wait until I am finished to see if I have enough silk to fix it. I may have a piece of matching silk in my silk collection (which is mostly leftovers from kits.)
I snapped a picture of Cardinal Points while I had the camera out. Not my favorite, as stated previously.
My photo makes it look brightly colored, but believe me, it is very dull.
This is Humminpatches, barely started, and a lousy picture too. I love the fabric. Again, a bad picture. It was thundering and very dark while I took it. The fabric is a light purple with aqua.
After all that thunder, no rain. 😦
And lastly, Hannah Jackson, a reproduction sampler.
Sampler of Psalms hasn’t changed at all since the last photo.
That’s all that is new (and old.) Hopefully your stitching has been more productive than mine!