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Stitching Slowly

I really have not been doing too much on this cross stitch lately. The reasons:

  • Been exhausted
  • Been seeing a lot of clients within the last few weeks-more than usual
  • cleaning my house, shopping, cooking
  • walking my dog-since the weather is unusually warm for an area that should have snow constantly.
  • doing yoga
  • headaches! yikes!
  • today, not feeling the greatest

I hope those are realistic and understandable reasons why I just did not get much stitched.

For the tea, I opted for Peppermint Tea-in a bag. I just did not feel like brewing loose tea today, since I did not think the flavors would settle right in my stomach.

Below is a picture of outside of my window-(beautiful blue sky) weird normally this time of the year it would be snowing/possibly a snowstorm that keeps you nestled inside with hot tea.

About the Cross stitch:

So here is what I accomplished. It looks like the same as the prior post, but seriously please trust me, it is just another column of almost the same colors! I am getting closer to finishing the top row.

It is really looking sharp. I am proud of myself. I just wonder when I get to start the second row?! Guess I need to stop having excuses of not stitching and get myself back on track! (no pun intended-get it Derby track)-okay that was a long shot. Humor is dry.

Until next time I stitch….

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Crown in a Doodle

This is the most current doodle I have completed. It began with a doodle using a black gel pen. After I felt the doodle scribble was completed, I began coloring in shapes with markers and colored gel pens.

I worked on this drawing for over a week. Most of the evening, prior to sleep, I will draw or color. I usually spend about 30 mins to 1 hour on the coloring, or when I am too tired to stay awake. It is relaxing and calming to do after a day of work.

This is the completed Crown in a doodle drawing. I kept the negative spaces in this drawing, which makes it look unique.

Crown in a Doodle, by Caroline 2020
do not copy.

Close up photos of Crown in the doodle drawing: