x’s & random stuff

The year has started out well, even with the added responsibilities I find myself with as my mom recovers from bilateral knee replacement surgery she underwent earlier this week.

I find a great deal of calm when I stitch, and while it has always been therapeutic  and even cathartic,  I’m finding even more peace when I am sitting with a lap full of this project or that right now. More than ever.


I am about halfway through the February installment of the Crazy Quilting blocks.  The threads used in this are The Gentle Art Simply Shaker threads and Kreinik #4 braids.  I am stitching my model on Wichelt Imports 14ct. white chocolate aida.

My daily meditative stitching is something that I love doing, and look forward to that hour each day when I just let the fabric scraps speak to me. There is no right or wrong, just stitches.


Today’s meditation: 4″ x 4″ cotton base, cotton scraps layered and hand stitching with overdyed cotton threads.


Today I am grateful for Tazo’s cocoa mint chai tea. I am grateful for my commitment to my health, or rather, recommitting to my health. I am grateful that my mother made it through her surgery and is on the road to recovery.


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