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 to keep the mind healthy and creative.
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.
This is where Derby was left off a few days ago. I stitched on and off In reality there was not much time in-between clients recently to be comfortable, brew some tea and get lost in my stitching world.
Yesterday, page 8 was almost completed which is the first page of the second row. This is a huge accomplishment, this Derby is about 22″x 30″. I had to stop stitching last night, because my shoulder and fingers were slightly in pain. Plus I was getting tired.
Then today came! I finished page 8! Now onto page 9. or so I thought. It was such a disappointment. I…ran…out…of…thread! Do you feel my pain, my fellow stitchers!? And the stores are closed, so off to the website to order. I was lucky, the colors are in stock, now awaiting the email when it can be picked up.
And I shall wait!
I won’t make you wait to see my progress:
While waiting, there is tea to brew for the next stitching time…
It’s been awhile since I posted about my tea. Simply because I have been lazy to take pictures and to post my updates about the Derby Cross Stitch.
It’s been an active morning. I walked my dog, got back home and planted the new roses I bought recently from Jackson and Perkins.
Here are the roses I planted in my courtyard garden:
Afterwards I took pictures of yoga poses as an assignment to get my yoga instructor certification. Did some Zumba cardio workout as well. I really needed to release all those negative toxins!
Then I took my dog for another walk this time a longer walk.
Ate lunch. Gave my dog a treat. And decided it was Tea Time. My dog is now sleeping!
I brewed the flower blooming tea. I selected a green tea for today.
And now my legs are on the ottoman, a blanket is draped around me and this tea is smooth and a hot satisfying delight to enjoy watching some movies this afternoon while stitching.
DERBY CROSS STITCH
Here is the progress on Derby cross stitch
I thought the blue shades were done when the first row was finished. How wrong I was! At least it isn’t majority of the second row. I am ready to see more colors on this cross stitch.
And my evening hot tea was stress relief Honey Lavender by Yogi.
I should be able to stitch more this week. My schedule to see clients is not filled like weeks prior. It is interesting how there is a need for mental health counseling at this moment because of the virus. My thought is that no one wants to pay their copay or deductible to have sessions, and is putting it off until they know there job is secured after we resume our life and get back to our normal way of living and working. I believe this is the calm before the storm for me.
Yesterday was a day that my state learned we are going to be on an order to stay home due to the Coronavirus. I have been working from home for the past week, busy seeing clients via telehealth. I had some time to myself but not enough time to work on my cross stitching until Sunday.
But First Tea:
I bought myself a gift the other week, it is a new tea pot. I have always wanted a glass tea pot to brew the tea bloom flowers.
Here is what I bought:
It was so much fun watching the tea bloom open up. It really is the little things that bring joy!
Enjoy the video watching the Tea Bloom Flowering opening up:
The tea was very good and I will defiantly be drinking this as I am now order to stay home.
Now to the DERBY CROSS STITCH
I am one little section away and another column away from completing the first row!
I did not stitch as much as I wanted to today. However, it’s coming along.
The stitches on this column had numerous amounts of colors. For one block of stitching it had about 20 different colors to stitch! That is why this took me a long time to complete. The changing of colors and going back and forth from stitching to threading the needle took up time. Plus I had to look at the copied page and the original page many times. I use a copy the pattern and mark off the symbols I stitch, however it did not copy clearly.
Anyway here’s how the progress went:
A few more columns to cross stitch for the top row!
The tea of choice for today was:
By Simple Loose Leaf: Misty Morning Tea
It is a green tea that has a smokey flavor. According to the Simple Loose Leaf brochure it is “similar to Yunnan black teas.”
Hello, everyone! My name is Nadiia, you probably noticed, I have another blog about healthy eating and sports, it is my passion) As for this blog, I just decided to share my thoughts, my feelings. Do not judge, I am not a professional writer, I just trying to express myself.