Yesterday was what my DH and I call an “industrialized cooking” day. Our stores are sadly depleted from our recent powe failure and so we need to restock. On the agenda was a fourple (quadruple) batch of our favorite salad dressing, a huge batch of pickled red onions0, and creamed spinach. Because Steve worked in a restuarant during and after college, he’s good at making large batches of stuff.
But it’s not exciting, so he likes company. Because I had a simple project to do, I brought it into the kitchen with me. It’s the center of the quilt pictured above. I had completed the swirls and just needed to do the Brick Stitch diamonds.
It’s so easy for us to forget in our desire to use fancy threads and stitches, that simple stitches with reliable, esy to use threads make for a lovely peaceful center in our day. That’s one of the joys of needleppoint. When you know the stitch and don’t have to fight with the thread, you slip into that glorious meditative state very quickly.
Just a few minutes of stitching can redeem what was otherwise a pretty bad sart to the day.