I sincerely wanted to get a ton of stitching done, but that didn't happen. But I did manage enough to satisfy the stitching bug.
The relief of learning that my sweet Dean does not have cancer, combined with having to stay with him so much has got all my crafty thoughts flowing with ideas.
My re-start of SKThe Spider Queen started out rocky. All that test stitching last month after the frogging (the stitchers F word I think, even though it isn't 4 letters!), and when I began stitching it looked terrible to me.
I asked some stitchy friends in a group on facebook for advice but it wasn't much help, which is unusual, but happens. I decided to keep going and see how it went, based largely on the beautiful work of one person who responded. Seeing her results inspired me to keep trying.
Below are the results. My tension is finally evening out. Of course as soon as I got into I realized I was missing one color. I had it before and must have 'loaned' it to another project and not made myself a note. I went on, and while I didn't get scads done it is improving.
Up next is my nativity, which had been set aside but saw a little bit of work this time around, though not much.
My Blue and White Sampler saw so little work that I didn't take a pic this time.
I am basically unable to stitch today due to pain or I would be working on the UFO/SWIP/New Start monthly SAL on my facebook group. Boo, hoping I can pick up with it in a day or two.
In sort of stitchy related crafting news I decided to do an ort jar this year.
I found some old never used jelly jars and lids in a box in the shed and that seemed about right but it wasn't pretty so I had to do something crafty with it.
I've seen these on the web and stuff and worked out a way to do mine without hot glue, since I'm out of glue sticks.
It would have been prettier if I'd painted the lid ring but I had no paint so this is what it looks like at the moment. The Jar:
And yes, I forgot to take a pic of it all together! Sorry.
In other crafting news I joined a vintage sewing machine group a week or two ago and finally got up enough courage to ask about the sweet vintage sewing machine that belonged to my husband's grandmother. It ran but I've always been scared to use it for fear of messing it up. Through them I've learned how to clean it up and oil it, so I expect I will be using this little tank for years to come. I was even able to find a manual!
Here is a pic of her not yet cleaned up.
I can't wait to sew on her. I'm thinking quilt, should the budget ever loosen up enough to buy quilting cotton!
Happy Sewing, Stitching and Crafting my Friends.