Saturday, May 20, 2017

Cold and Decluttering

I know that some of you are already suffering in the summer heat. Steph is probably jealous that I'm sipping hot herbal tea, wrapped in a sweater, and wearing fingerless mitts. But it is cold and rainy here, and I am more than ready for a bit of summer!

I'm trying to declutter my house -- something you'll no doubt hear me whine about for months -- but a girl has to take a few breaks, right? So I decided to do a quick and easy embroidery project:
I'm not a fan of coloring, but I picked up this book on clearance because I thought it would be good for embroidery. The linen t-shirt is a cheapy from TJ Maxx.
I'm going to do it in blues to match a particular skirt. I just hope it gets warm enough to wear a t-shirt here soon!

14 comments:

  1. May the sun shine upon you and warm you up soon. Happy stitching! xx

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  2. That's a very cool idea. Can't wait to see how this project turns out.

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  3. You're clever to use the motifs from the coloring book for embroidery.

    It's still chilly here, too. I wear a shawl in the house to take off the chill because I don't want to turn the heater on.

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  4. We had hot and muggy now were are back in the chilly weather which is fine by me.
    That embroidery project looks like so much fun. I can't wait to see your progress.

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  5. I am trying to get all caught up blogging and see there are weeks of your blog I have missed. Love all you are making, again you are my knitting hero. As for Elizabeth Gilbert can I say I am not a fan. The whole time I read Eat, Pry Love I found it to be absolutely ridiculous, really how many of us can take a year out of our life to do that? Then she becomes a guru for Women, I don't get it. She is probably a wonderful person I just don't find it realistic.
    Hugs, M

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  6. That is a pretty design, will look wonderful when embroidered. We finally have some heat today and no rain, which is lovely, the last week it has rained and rained

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  7. this is my kind of decluttering :) :) lovely idea and I love the cover art of that book!

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  8. This is a genius idea! Thank you! And, good luck in your decluttering! May it spread from your house to mine! XO

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  9. What a clever idea to use that book for embroidery patterns! I'm not much for coloring either, but I do like your idea, and it will be lovely on linen.

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  10. Deb that is why I wanted to learn embroidery. I think the design is gorgeous and you can wear it when you are done!

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  11. Fabulous idea!! How did you transfer the design? When you are well done or near-done with decluttering, please send those decluttering gods to me...I am in desperate need....

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  12. Oh, that will be lovely! I love Scandinavian folk designs (and blue). Decluttering, ugh... good for the long term, but rather painful in the short term. We're packing up to move yet again, and I'm spent.

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  13. Anxious to see how this turns out! What a fun idea.

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