Jul 17, 2016

SUNDAY...SUNDAY

Bit of an overcast morning, so the boys and I are enjoying an extra cup of French Roast with the paper.  We just can't seem to get moving today.  Would it be so wrong to have a pajama day and do nothing but stitch and watch movies?  Probably not...so looks like that's what it will be.


Yesterday was a simply lovely day with my EGA guild sisters.  We had a wonderful potluck picnic, learned how to make little beaded snowflake ornaments, and then heard a presentation about attending the Royal School of Needlework.  I was away from the house for much longer than I intended, but I think it was good for all of us to have a little break.  Stewey probably enjoyed snoozing in the sun without having me hover, Bosco was able to just be himself without me having to warn him to be careful of Stewey, and I really needed a moment to be something other than a fretting Mommie Dearest.


My Bargello Challenge piece is coming along nicely.  That's the thing about bargello...once you get the pattern established, the actual stitching of it goes pretty fast.  I'm still concerned about the thread coverage, and hope that the instructor won't deduct points for it, but I do like the color and texture that is resulting from using perle cotton, so I suppose that counts for something.


I hope that you are having a lovely, quiet, happy, and peaceful Sunday.  Do something wonderful and then cone tell us all about it!

17 comments:

  1. Coni, your piece is lovely. Glad you had a wonderful guild outing; your beaded snowflakes turned out fabulous! I vote for jammies, stitching, cold drinks, and movies. Enjoy your day!

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  2. Love your Bargello! I wouldn't have chosen those colors but they look great. You've opened my mind to new possibilities!

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  3. Sounds like a wonderful weekend for you all.
    My wonderful thing was a Happy Dance for a long time WIP, I started her in January 2015 and have stitched on her one weekend per month until she is complete!

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  4. This piece is just splendid. The colors are fantastic. It gives me a new opinion of orange; it just works so well with the pinks.
    Great idea for your weekend. A little break is good for all sometimes.

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  5. I'm loving the colours of your bargello. I spent the morning (once I pried myself from the comfort of my bed) washing faux fur and sorting fabric kindly donated by a friend. She is a smoker hence the frenzy to give the fabrics a less toxic scent. Then on to preparing a large commission I received yesterday for 30 handsewn softies with embroidered eyes (Happy Dance). Have a great week Coni.

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  6. Sounds like you all had a nice day...and the stitching is looking so pretty.

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  7. Sounds like the perfect way to spend the day. Nice snowflakes and progress on your bargello piece. Glad you had a nice time with your stitching pals.

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  8. I hope you are enjoying (have enjoyed?) your lazy day - there should be more of that in the world!

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  9. Glad you enjoyed your Sunday. Mine was far from peaceful but I enjoyed it nonetheless as I was gardening all day - my idea of heaven - apart from sitting stitching all day of course.

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  10. Ahh..a chilled out Stewey:) glad you chilled too.

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  11. Glad you had a nice day out. Your Bargello piece is beautiful. The colors are the best. I was wondering what piece is up next?

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  12. You deserved that afternoon out! Your snowflakes look great! They look like they would have been fun to make :)

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  13. Carpe diem....you made the wisest choice...solitude and
    restoration. Your piece is looking wonderful and you are
    correct about the texture lending advantage of the perle..
    Our little Stewey looks so content, bless him.

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  14. You do beautiful work Stitching Sister!!

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