After a break from social media since the end of December, I’m ready to share some things again. Maybe not as often but once in awhile.
Dealing with some health issues gave me lots of time for stitching, crochet, reading and jig saw puzzles. Keeping busy is good for your mind.
On one of the inside pages I added the date, June 2022-January 2023.
I used a blanket stitch to close the top and bottom edges on each page. If you remember, I had left them open so I could stitch on the different pages and the backs of all the work would not be seen. Slow, steady and repetitive stitches.
I love how it turned out, and have seen ideas for type of another book.
One of the things I did while taking a break from social media was assembling jigsaw puzzles. This cat on crochet afghans items was a puzzle I borrowed from the selection they have at the library, but unfortunately there was one piece missing. Can you find where it is missing?
A real challenging puzzle was all the kittens and balls of yarn. Another perfect puzzle for me given as a gift from my grandson. I borrowed the other two puzzles from a friend who also loves to do jigsaw puzzles.
Another puzzle I borrowed from the library was this one with all different crafts represented, another perfect one for me. Puzzles are good to do to keep your mind active. And while I was having a lot of issues with my arthritic knees it made me sit still instead of moving around.
I finished the snowflake embroidered hoop. I have it displayed on one of the walls in my craft room. You can also see the knitting needle flowers I made ages ago. With spring approaching I need to make some more of these.
I also completed an embroidered hoop for a granddaughter’s birthday and some covered coat hangers for a friend’s birthday. I’ll share these later on, just in case they are reading my website.
Today I made a couple of batches of peanut butter cookies (one using regular flour and one with gluten free flour). I shared the recipe here.
The weather has been so changeable since Christmas. Snow storms, ice storms, a few days that were teasing us spring is coming, a polar vortex, more nice days with temperatures hovering between 0 and 5 Celsius and then back to winter. We can complain all we like but Nature does its own thing and we just learn to live with it.
How have your been spending the winter days of January and February?
I get lots of inspiration from other stitchers at Slow Sunday Stitching and appreciate all the visits and comments from there. Visit them and gather some inspiration for yourself.