How is everyone doing?
Still hanging in there?
I sure hope so…
I’ve been keeping busy with my stitching, reading, beginning a new (non-cross stitch) project (which I’ll let you in on some day soon!), trying to limit my news intake, and connecting with family members via Zoom and Board Game Arena.
Since this whole strange Covid-19 saga began for us in mid-March, the only person I’ve talked to face to face is my husband! Such a strange feeling… My family met up for a virtual game night on Easter Sunday (on Board Game Arena) and it was wonderful to see everyone’s smiling faces.
My oldest son and daughter-in-law in California, middle son and girlfriend who live 30 minutes away, and my youngest son in the Washington, DC area all connected online for games of Yahtzee and Sushi Go. I basically just watched and coached my husband a bit in Yahtzee as only five players could play at a time.
My stitching has been hit and miss–still having trouble settling, but I do try to sit down each day for a couple hours in the evening. I know you’ve seen these designs stitched up many times, but I hope you don’t mind seeing my versions…
First, is the Easter Holiday Hoopla design by With Thy Needle and Thread. I fell in love with this cute bunny the first time I saw him and am so pleased with how he turned out.
I loved the colors on the chart and chose some similar overdyed threads from my stash to stitch him. He is stitched “over one” on 28 ct. ice blue Jobelan so the stitched area is a mere 2″ X 2″.
I finished him into a circle (just traced a drinking glass to get the shape on the mounting board), padded the board with batting, and added a silk handmade cording trim.