It’s been a tough, overly busy week. Between my DH and me we had appointments (doctor, lab, and PT), a choir rehearsal, and Mass on Thursday for Ascension. And we had dinner with friends both Wednesday and Thursday nights. To top it all off, one of our car’s tires went flat on Thursday so that had to be replaced on Friday.
None of that is bad, just lots to do and very tiring.
Then for stitching, I was behind on something and needed to work hard all week to get caught up (I’m not quite done.)
I’m tired, slightly overwhelmed, and badly in need of stressless stitching. The Amish piece from my UFO pile is black on black so that does not qualify as stressless in my book.
Happily, I bought a pile of orts from my friend Loraine at Colour Complements. That’s what she calls the odds and ends that dyers always end up with. This can be the ends of runs, colors that didn’t work out right, and even tiny bits of threads that fall off. I love them and my big bag came on Friday.
With them, plus my other scraps, I am going to start the Maggie canvas pictured above. It’s a portion of one of her larger folk art scrap pillows. I love these designs. They are based on some stunning and inventive stitched pillows. The stitcher seemed to create them on the fly and used whatever scraps of yarn or thread that were on hand. I adore them and have stitched many with more in my stash.
The designs are so intricate you can only stitch them in Tent and they are perfect for scraps. That will take care of the longer pieces. But there are a ton of smaller pieces, most 1/2-1″ long. Right now I’m planning on making some small bowls with slits for holding thread while you work. I’m also going to make some stitcher’s pendants with the scraps. If all works out well, you’ll find them in my Ety shop once I’m done.