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 the latest I have been working on. The reason I started embroidery was because I needed something simple and fun to do while I have been extremely busy with work and I needed a break from the Paris Rue cross stitch.
I am working on another one and will post when it is finished.
Today I worked for a few hours, then went home and took a nap. I have been exhausted. My profession is mental health counseling and I have been busy. Next week even more booked than this week. So having a few hours to stitch has been nice.
Rue Paris Cross Stitch
I have one more column to stitch and the first page will be completed. Definitely have many more to go.
This pattern has tons of color changes. It will certainly keep me busy for a long period of time.
Below is a close up of the many colors for this pattern.
It has been awhile since I had a time to stitch on this cross stitch.
Today, I took many naps, kept my legs elevated and stitched..it was a nice quiet day.
I found out I am diagnosed with Lipedema and may also have Lymphedema. It’s going to be difficult if it progresses. Which sounds like it will. I’ll be going to medical appointments more often. Blogging may be on hold for awhile. Yet again. Chronic pain really bites! This upsets me and I’ll most likely blog about it, once I feel comfortable to write.
It’s causing me to rethink about my job and how much I take on. I’ll need to make a change. I’m thinking of a few options.
I made goals at the beginning of this year. The goal is to complete what was started! Let’s see what has been done. And read the books I have. Plus no additional shopping, use what I have with my arts and crafts.
There are 2 knitting projects, one a scarf and the other is a wrap.
The scarf is knitted with seed stitch. The wrap is knitted in hurdle stitch. It has 4 rows which is row one: knit stitch, row two: knit stitch, row three: knit, purl, row four: knit purl
The scarf is getting close to being completed. I may be able to wear this scarf before the winter ends!
Below is purl stitch. Garter stitch is the edge.
The wrap has much more to finish. I just added the other skein of yarn a few days ago. I also have to stop knitting it at a certain length, so I can knit pockets for it. (being a little adventurous)!
Below is close up of hurdle knit stitch.
I am not a fan of reading. I prefer to write, but I know my writing is not professional.
The Bible study is going well, every night I listen to the study and make notes. I have been learning a lot.
The other books-well they make it out of the bin, but then onto a table. I just can’t get myself interested. The goal was to read, not to complete the entire bin. Maybe I have revisit this goal.
I Bent the Rules
I was going to finish another cross stitch before I began Rue Paris. But I just wanted so badly to start it. So I am now focused on Rue Paris. I am ok with that. I think I will alternate between the one I need to finish and Rue Paris.
Below is how much I have accomplished on the stitching. I’ll stitch Rue Paris on Sunday.
Yesterday was another relaxing day. I cleaned my house, finished organizing my art studio and then I did some cross stitching. I’ll be posting my organized art studio soon.
I couldn’t start my day without some tea. The goal for 2022 is to use more of my items around the house. I had this one mug (2 tea cup) size tea pot for many years. It comes with tiny cups, but I wanted to have more tea than those serve. It will be a frequent tea pot in my posts!
The tea of choice was green tea.
But First A Nap
I admit it, not much stitching happened. I ended up taking a nap. My cats and dog joined me. Nothing like a nap on the sofa on a Sunday afternoon.
Cross Stitching Winter Gatherings
I just ordered a delivery for a few new cooking items. 2022 will be a year of trying to bake more and learn how to bake gluten free. I’m missing some of my favorite meals and need to learn. Look for my recipe in a post coming shortly.
It was a day that became unfamiliar. First my electricity went out for an hour. The house got cold again. I was in the middle of cleaning and going through art work and supplies and reorganizing my room with all my art in it.
Christmas is Rescheduled
Then my sister called and cancelled Christmas dinner. Might try to have it on New Years Day. My brother was exposed to Covid and two of his coworkers were tested positive.
So I Decided to Return to my PJS
So I decided to return to my PJs, finish the cleaning. And started to put gesso on the canvases I want to reuse. Then you guessed it, I stitched winter gathering and watched Netflix for the rest of the day.
Photos of winter Gathering
Today will be another day of being in PJS and stitching with Netflix or Hulu.
Hope your Christmas was wonderful
I closed my Etsy shop. It was too much work with my career. I might return later when I feel more confident and ready to dedicate more time on it. In the meantime, art will be made…stay tuned.