Tuesday, September 1, 2020

Tiny Needle Tuesday

 Yes, it's been a bit more than a week. But I have two excuses. First and foremost, this newly minted professor visited for a week:

That's my daughter sipping a Prosecco Mojito in my backyard. We had a great time together, even though there wasn't a lot to do.  Her research area is race and policing, and I'm a special education teacher, so we have a lot to talk about!

Also, last Monday, I started working full-time. We have two weeks of professional development, and I have been busy! There's paperwork, meeting new kids, learning new technology, anti-racism trainings. It's a lot. My head is about to explode!

But there has been some needlework. I finally finished my Cozy Blue project, and it is adorable. I'm going to make it into a mini-quilt. Kym might notice that I've changed up the colors, as I bought the pattern but not a kit. Honestly, Cozy Blue's color choices were better than mine!

Now I've begun another cross stitch, this one from Satsuma Street. I love their designs.

I'm not going to tell you the name of the pattern -- but you can figure it out if you go to their Etsy store.

Speaking of Etsy, I saw an Etsy commercial on TV last week. It makes Etsy look like a Target. There was no mention of handmade or one-of-a-kind items. I was so disappointed. We have enough large retailers!



13 comments:

  1. Congratulations to your daughter for her degree. How exciting that she visited you for a week. Your stitching is beautiful and so is your color selection.

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  2. I haven't seen the etsy ad but will find it. I think etsy has a lot of non-special stuff--but often good prices on craft stuff so there's that.

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  3. I saw that commercial--it was all about marketing and not the making!
    Too bad. Nice stitching going on here, though; nice work! So glad you had time with your daughter!

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  4. so lovely that your daughter is visiting!! gorgeous stitching as always.

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  5. How proud you must be!!!
    Your embroidery is really pretty. It reminds me of the pillow cases my great grandma used to make for us. All those stitches seem so familiar. I used to lie in bed and run my fingers over them as I drifted off every night. Araignee

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  6. Congratulations to your daughter!! And so great that she could visit for a week. I think your stitching is gorgeous (and your color selection too).

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  7. As I am catching up with your posts, I continue to admire your skill in sketching and stitching, Debra! Congratulations on winning the beautiful yarn, and I am so glad you are enjoying time with your wonderful daughter. I care about your stressful transition back to work and the pain you are suffering as a result...and I hope you are able to feel better soon. ((hugs))

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  8. Thanks so much for the recommending the intense colored pencils! :)

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  9. Your embroidery is so cute. I think your colors are perfect.

    Glad you got to spend some quality time with your girl!!! She looks quite happy to be with Mom AND have a mojito!!! Sounds delicious!

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  10. How nice that you got to visit - these days that is more of a treat than ever, it seems to me. I *love* your embroidery project, and cannot wait to see what your stitching is (I'm not looking at Etsy so it can be a surprise).

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  11. Congratulations to your daughter on her amazing accomplishment. I know you are so proud, we all are, too. SO glad you could visit with her and just enjoy her being with you. Stay safe.

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  12. Beautiful embroidery, and congratulations to your daughter! What timely research subjects.

    Best of luck with work. I was just reading about Covid numbers downtown. As Mere said, stay safe!

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