Once again, I'm linking up with Slow Sunday Stitching. Be sure to stop in and check out all the wonderful projects people are working on.
It has been another slow week for me, not just in stitching, but in attempting to get well. I'm still on pills, inhalers, and cough syrup, but finally starting to feel better.
I came across a glitch in my redwork project as I pulled out the directions to read through them again and realized I had been using 4 strands of floss rather than 3. You only use 4 when stitching the words. So, the almost completed snowman was history as I wasn't about to rip out all those stitches. I did stitch a Christmas tree and an angel so two blocks done. My goal for January was to get three blocks completed and I'm 2/3 of the way there. I think I'm ready to start over on the snowman as he is the cutest one, at least I think so.
We had a lot of rain over several days this past week and the mountains surrounding our valley got covered in snow. It was so nice to look out and see all that pretty white stuff. I know the skiers and snowboarders are glad to see it too.
I participated in a fat quarter swap over on Instragram and my package of goodies arrived yesterday and here is a picture of all that I received. Lots of fat quarters along with some pins, a magnifier, which will come in handy for my cross-stitching, and some small sewing projects. It was quite a lot since all that was required to be sent was 4 fat quarters. My swap partner went way above and beyond on this swap. Thank you Marty.
Yesterday I pulled out my Midnight Mystery quilt blocks and pieced them together and I love it. I also pulled out the red, white, and blue fabrics that I had and have pieced a lot of them into rows and today I'll be stitching the rows together for the backing of the quilt. I also have a lot of large batting pieces that I'll join together and then I'll see about getting it all sandwiched together and maybe even quilted this next week. I'll be donating this to Quilts of Valor through my local quilt guild. It will be given to a local (Nye County) veteran.
And last, but by far not the least, I finished to bear on the Christmas stocking for my granddaughter. I think I'll work on the deer next. I still need to do some of back stitching as I do not want to leave it all until the end.
We still haven't even thought about leaving on our travels since we've both been sick and still in recovery mode. Also, my husband had to go through a sleep study this past week and it is now going to be two to three weeks before we find out what the results are and whether he'll need to sleep with one of those noisy machines. I sure hope not.
My plans for this coming week are to complete another redwork block, get the deer stitched on the Christmas stocking, quilt the Quilt of Valor quilt, and pull out my English paper piecing projects to work on. That should keep me busy for sure.