Saturday, July 8, 2017

Greek Mandala #15

Another blog post less than a week after my last one? It's true! I had a four day weekend last weekend and even though I have to work this weekend, I took today off. It has been a while since Greek Mandala has come out and the part I'm working on is to be repeated on all four corners of the center, but I finished the first one just about 30 minutes ago. So here it is!

Before:


After:

There are some really fantastic silks used in this part, which made it so interesting and fun to stitch.

In terms of work, things are not exactly getting better. I've cut back on my hours and although it's helping my health, I'm completely backlogged. As I said above, I took today off, but will have to get some stuff done tomorrow. In addition, I have another half marathon towards the end of July and haven't been able to train nearly enough. I'm concerned, but will deal.

And with that, I go back to Greek Mandala and the next corner motif. Happy stitching!

Monday, July 3, 2017

Snow Bears Stocking

I've been stitching lately, but primarily on the weekends and knitting on week nights if I'm not working. Still working a lot, but I started having stress and anxiety-related health problems and the moment that happened I cut back on my hours. Sometimes, things just have to get left undone.

I've been stitching on something new for a few weeks. H³ has always been troubled by the fact that I don't have a Christmas stocking. It was just never a thing in my family to have them. So he is insisting I have one. Of course, it has to be stitched so of course, I have to stitch it.

I picked the Dimensions "Snow Bears Stocking" and as of today have finished the top half of it:

A little tired of stitching white so I'm switching to Greek Mandala for a bit, but the stocking as a pretty quick stitch at least so there's some small hope I can finish it by Christmas!

Happy stitching and for those of you in the U.S., Happy Fourth!