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Today I took the day off of work. It was a nice day to have off. I did not go anywhere, I tend to stay home on Halloween, I’m not a fan of it.
I started my day with yoga and then started cross stitching. That’s my old dog always following me around, along with my cats…I wouldn’t have it any other way.
My focus was to finish the column I began from last night.
It became successful.
There’s a lot of thread colors and much movement in my arm.
I have tennis elbow and really should not be putting strain on my arm, but the stitching can’t stitch itself!
I’m paying the price of overworking my arm, it hurts a lot. I’ll ice it as soon as I post this blog.
Here’s the photos of the update…
I want to say thank you to those who are following this blog. I didn’t expect anyone to follow a cross stitching blog, it’s nice to know this “old fashioned needlepoint” is of interest to others. I appreciate you.
It’s been about two months since Derby Cross Stitch has been posted.
I became extremely tired, working way too much, and just didn’t feel like stitching that much.
The little bit that was stitched wasn’t really worth a post.
Today, I was able to fix a huge counting mistake on Derby. I made the blue helmet on the jockey too big. I realized that after I stitched it, but decided at the time I would fix it when I began stitching the page below that mistake to make sure it was corrected and matched up with the stitches below it. (If any of this makes sense).
It’s not perfect but I tried to mimic the colors in that block the best I could without taking every stitch out.
I held my breath when I had the seam ripper in my hand hoping I would not put a hole on the fabric. Thankfully everything worked out!
Here is the progress of Derby Cross Stitch…
The next post most likely will be the finished face of the horse…
Happy 4th of July. Below is from Yesteryears Sweethearts cross stitch series.
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.