I haven’t spent much time at the computer lately, as a matter of fact, I haven’t spent much time doing anything lately. I took a spill last week on a rain wet floor, and I seem to have cracked a rib–a first for me–it makes breathing difficult, lifting a challenge, sleeping impossible, and just about everything else uncomfortable. Thanks to the miracles of modern medicine (a.k.a. “happy drugs”) I’m once again sleeping, sitting in my office chair a few hours at a time, and getting other little things done. Anyone that knows me knows I have a hard time just sitting still and resting, a.k.a. not getting anything done!–so it’s very good to be ambulatory again.
I wanted to complete my Independence Day project by Independence Day…but it probably is not going to be done. This is the magazine shot of it:
Mine will also have a pieced border made from Sandy Gervais’ “Red, White and Bold” line, and I’m not using wool to do it, simply because I can’t get the right colors of wool locally, and not being a big wool person, I don’t want to order it online and have wasted scraps left over after paying shipping, etc., on it. Mine will be all cotton. This is it so far…my Mom did the first four letters for me when she was visiting this weekend:
I’m starting to get into embroidery, maybe it’s all the vintage linens I found that have such lovely embroidery on them, maybe it’s fellow blogger, Cassie, who inspired me by recommending this book:
This is the coolest book, it’s a free-form kind of embroidery and the author, Aimee Ray, includes all kind of fun projects like pimping your sneakers, making an awesome lampshade, or your own ipod or cell phone holder:
Super cute stuff, and it’s stuff I can work on while my torso is mending!
The other thing I have been doing is locating and listing all my UFOs (or UFPs, or UFQs), unfinished objects (projects, quilts). I’ve found some from almost a decade ago! I’m going to be blogging about those in upcoming posts and hopefully blogging about their completion in the coming months!
Oooo! rest up Doris…..I can feel your pain…..take care of yourself…hope you are getting plenty of sympathy and being waited on hand and foot…..!! the embroidery book looks great…I love hand stitching….and the little projects you have done are lovely…..! I will have to keep an eye out for the book here…