Monday, June 22, 2020

Stress Free Sewing in Colorful Colorado

After a week of house cleaning and gardening,
I think we are finally settled into the cabin for the summer. 
Usually, it takes 9 hours to drive to the cabin, 
but a wildfire in Mancos created a backtracking detour.
Nothing like a 12 hour car trip to get some stitching done!

 Finished the last block for Le Jardin. 
My goal is to get into flimsy form next week.
Then Crimson Tweed got it's binding sewn down.
Now, each afternoon, I spend a few hours working on WIPs and UFOs.

My current WIP is Botanical Sketchbook
by Dawn Heese.
I only have the last block to stitch. 
I have this horrible habit of getting a project to the last block
and then it becomes a UFO. 
I brought 4 or 5 of these projects with me to finish this summer.

Of course, I continue to stitch on my Sue Spargo Toned Down Circle Sampler.
Here are a few of the latest ones.
 This one is not her design.
 I stitched it after seeing a similar one on Pinterest.
Wanted to experiment with ribbon embroidery.
 Of course, I loved doing the Octopus.
He looks so cute in my under-the-sea section.

Being at the cabin sure has reduced my stress level.
There is no TV,
so no repetitious news broadcasts full of doom and gloom.
Tomorrow, we will hike my favorite mountain trail!
Cannot wait.

Thanks for stopping by.
Be healthy, be safe and hug your love ones often!!! 


  1. Settling into a beautiful area can be a positive stress reducer. You might get all those WIPs completed before the summer is over. Your wool circles are beautiful. Each one unique and exquisitely stitched. Finished my last one yesterday. Now to figure out what to do with them.

  2. Sounds like a wonderful way to spend this stressful summer.
    Your work is always of the highest quality. All of it is beautiful.
    I especially love that octopus.

  3. Your stitching is just so beautiful! I also love the projects you work on. Enjoy your days at your special place.


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