This site is about my life in the art studio. It includes drawings, paintings, knitting and cross stitch and fun art techniques. I will also include recipes and yoga and book reviews. This is a lifestyle blog with intentional and simple living ideas.
This is where the stitching was left off at the beginning of May.
It’s been a difficult month. There was intense ups and downs within myself and with my clients. I concentrated on finishing my yoga teacher training. And now trying to work on managing this stress hovering around me.
I stitched a lot but just didn’t have the energy to put it in a blog post.
So here are some photos of the progress on Derby.
I get amazed at the different amounts of thread colors in one section. It has taken a long time to finish some of the cross stitch blocks because of the amount of colors. It’s worth the time and effort.
And then there’s the tea
Today I am working from home and will have the morning and evening to stitch.
This morning I’m starting my day off with green tea.
It’s a blooming flower called Soothing Star. It has a nice smooth flavor. Comfortable on my throat.
Look how pretty it is:
Well I’m going to enjoy my tea and stitch before I have to sign in to work.
Mother’s day is approaching. In honor of my mother, who taught me how to cross stitch, I wanted to share the cross stitch that reminds me of the bond between a mother and a daughter.
The cross stitch is from a series by Paula Vaughan A Mother’s Love
The first cross stitch of a mother hemming a girls’ dress reminds me of the days my mom would make my clothes. I never liked store bought clothing, never felt right for me. I loved the dresses my mom made for me. The singer sewing machine in the background, is another reminder of those days.
The cross stitch below is another reminder of the days my mom would show her “older” sewing projects. I remember the time my mom, had her wedding dress stored in a box in her closet. She made her own wedding dress and spent countless hours fixing it the night before her wedding. Unfortunately that wedding dress was thrown away because it became yellow and was rotting. The storage of wedding dresses are not at all like the storage of dresses in modern times.
I had learned how to cross stitch from my mom. It’s something I will always cherish and not let go of.
Below is the last cross stitch my mom helped me with. I forgot how to cross stitch as with most people we put down some of our fun crafts when we are teenagers. She showed me how to start it, before she became ill. I will never forget that day, it was truly special.
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