Sunday, December 28, 2014
Slow and Easy Sunday
The beds need changing, the bathrooms need scrubbing and the laundry needs to be done, but today is going to be a day to rest. After all….it is Sunday.
Christmas was wonderful and exciting around here and now is the time to sit back, enjoy the Christmas music and be thrilled by the peace in this Christmas season.
Our gang all gathered on Christmas Eve. Things are always unpredictable with a large family and we ended up with one little grandson in the E.R. with an asthma attack. He was released Christmas morning and able to celebrate at home with his family. This was taken before he got so ill.
The best gift of all was this great gathering the children did for us of the grandchildren. Updated photos of the kids are the only thing that I ever want and this is perfect.
So…..today I have been relaxing with a little hand stitching. I really enjoy the counted cross stitch and hope to do more of it in 2015. Having the right tools for the job always makes such a difference. In the past I have used a circular hoop for my stitching and have recently been introduced to a different framing device – a Q Snap frame. It holds the fabric so much tighter than my old system and doesn’t leave a “ring” marking.
I am stitching on DMC Laguna 28 and love the way the design is stitching out. I am finding that the eyes are not what they used to be and I think I need to invest in a magnifying glass that will attach to my nifty little light. Another new to me little device is this great magnet to mark my spot. Madam Samm makes them and they are great also for holding your needle and scissors when not in use as the magnet is incredibly strong.
The finished project is going to be part of the Tammy Bag blog hop in January so you will have to stick around to see what becomes of my slow stitching.
I’ll close here and get back to stitching after I share two pictures from our Christmas celebration. The first is of the youngest grandbaby and my mom together.
The older kids exchange gifts with each other and I had to chuckle with this outfit that was gifted. Since it is also his school colors we were all daring him to try wearing it to school.