Saturday, January 9, 2021

Trying to Finish a Few Things

 It's a good day. To begin with, it's Saturday so the entire weekend lies ahead of me. Second, yesterday our superintendent announced that my district will start third quarter virtually. I hope that means he won't reopen until teachers are vaccinated. Third, we've been having freezing fog, with leaves the trees with a gorgeous icy coating.

I have far too many UFOs lying around the house, so I've chosen two to focus on. The first is the gorgeous shawl kit that I got from Bridget during her Christmas in July giveaway. I'm playing around with it to make it longer, but it could not be more beautiful. Thank you, Bridget!

The second one is a an embroidery pattern that I designed to get some practice with filling stitches. This one is going to take a while. For some reason, it is very hard on my fingers, even using a thread puller. I used a stabilizer under the muslin, so I'm wondering if that is the problem.

Still, if I do a little bit every day, it will eventually be an FO. Then I'll make it into a small quilt.

Of course, I can't shake off my shock at this past week's sedition at the U.S. Capital. Three Wisconsin legislators voted against counting all the votes even after the Capital was breached. Shameful. I so embarrassed by them. At least Twitter pulled the plug on our cowardly leader.

Enjoy your weekend!

15 comments:

  1. Your embroidery is beautiful.

    I'm glad you won't be heading right back into school.

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  2. Your embroidery is gorgeous and will make a great mini quilt.

    One Wyoming senator (newly elected) is now scrambling, trying to explain her vote against certifying Pennsylvania’s election. I hope she takes a bit of heat from Wyoming citizens, but it’s a very Red state. I sent her an email on Wednesday encouraging her to reconsider the stance she told reporters she was taking.

    I hope the staff at your school is vaccinated soon.

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  3. good news about school. I hope you can be vaccinated along with your colleagues son.

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  4. That shawl is just gorgeous!!! Those colors....wow.
    I am happy to hear you are going virtual. They tried face to face here for three weeks and pulled the plug. They never announced why but our numbers have been pretty terrible. The Christmas surge has been unbelievable. Araignee

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  5. That shawl is going to be stunning!
    Schools in our area went back to virtual right after Christmas (before that, parents had the option of in person, vs virtual). It sounds like they will stay that way until the end of February at least. I know it's tough for working parents (whether in or out of the home), but I don't know how they can expect teachers/kids to be safe otherwise.

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  6. That's my plan for the month, too-to finish or at least re-evaluate some of the unfinished projects! the shawl is just a very fun knit!

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  7. I am so ashamed of Senator Rick Scott from Florida who did the very same thing. Disgraceful, all of them are just a disgrace to our country.

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  8. love both of your projects and thank goodness you are virtual!!

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  9. Both your shawl and the embroidery are just lovely projects. They make me happy just looking at the photos, so I imagine they must bring you joy every time you pick them up. (And I bet it is the stabilizer. . . ) I'm so glad your teaching will remain virtual for now. Keeping my fingers crossed that the vaccine becomes easier to get soon -- and especially for teachers. (And I can't even with the whole political situation right now.)

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  10. What good news that your teaching will remain virtual for now! Amen!! Love your embroidery (and I bet it is the stabilizer). That is so colorful and beautiful. The shawl is a real beauty too.

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  11. Beautiful embroidery and that shawl is lovely, too. It has such great colors! Your foggy tree photo brings back memories of growing up in WI. Stay well. Glad to hear virtual teaching continues for you although I think it must be difficult.

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  12. Those are pretty projects. I am hoping to do a little embroidery this year. You always choose such pretty colors. I am glad you will teaching remotely this quarter. I also think teachers should be in the next tier or two for vaccines. Cross country skiing has always sounded like fun to me.

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  13. I do hope they will start vaccinating teacher very soon. Pretty projects.

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  14. Me again. Sweater weather is here: https://hooklinetinker.com/collections/catalog/products/new-sweater-weather-complete-embroidery-kit

    You can also download the pdf for $10. If you want to know how to transfer and don't know, email me (kbshee AT comcast DOT net). You might be able to find it a bit cheaper if you search small embroidery shops!


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