Y’all I am suffering from a terrible case of the winter blues mixed with the remainder of the flu bug I had last week. Antibiotics are finished… steroids are done … but I have no get up and go!! I am a glass half full girl though… so I pulled this from the archives and it is my motto today… gray skies and all!
Last Sunday I got it to this point!
I was giddy when the sides measured out exactly right !
I pinned them in place and sewed them on … adding top and bottoms in place too…
That make by her encouraged me to finally make a cover for my honey’s spool table he designed….
Above is the start of the bottom of the 5th row of stars… and below is the middle of that row.
You can see that wooden holder on my quilt… that holds my cell phone so I can watch youtube and Bluprint videos as I stitch… sometimes I listen to Pandora music instead… but this is a contraption I wanted and my honey made for me last year that I love!
Here was my view this morning as I close in on the end of the bottom of the 5th row on my quilting frame!!! Progress is real here y’all!
So I continue marking some and stitching those chalk markings… then marking some more! I am linking the slow and steady progress to Kathy’s Slow Stitching Sunday post where other like minded stitchers gather… come see what everyone is linking today HERE 🙂
Here was a fun item we got in this week and sold and mailed to it’s new owner…
This little sewing machine was a child’s hand crank from the 1950’s… this one is an oddball as it has blackside parts all over it .. not only is it painted black which is a common color for these machines… but uncommon is the black metal it is made of. This was common in the 1940’s due to war time efforts needing the silver so they made the metal black where possible. Rarely do you see this carried into the 50’s.. wartime was over and remaining blackside parts got used here and there… so we were able to sell this to a collector of items like this… nice to see it go to a home it will be appreciated for it’s unusualness though!
Early last week when it was raining non-stop we noticed in the warmer wet weather we had some buds coming up next to the front door….
Well they went back down into the freshly laid mulch now as the winter cold and wet has hovered so long they decided to wait to be identified but a friend of mine thinks this could be the beginnings of hyacinth blooms… we sure hope that is what they are! This flower bed held hostas and they had overtaken the bed.. so we may find surprises in beds like this one around this property we now call ours… will keep you posted!
Please keep me and this winter blues issue in your thoughts and prayers… just by identifying it finally I am feeling better already. If you are suffering a similar issue… talk to others about it like I have or call your doctor … get out and seek sunlight and healthy foods… I am doing all of this already. But talking about it here is surely helping and your thoughts and prayers will help me have a better week I just know!