It has been a busy week of crafting, with a few different projects going on at the same time.
I know there is still a few weeks of winter left, but with spring like weather teasing us at the beginning of the month, it was time to change out the mantle from winter to spring.
The day after I changed this we got a weather warning for a strong Colorado Low moving into the area bringing snow and ice rain.
On February 23 we woke up to a fair bit of snow that had fallen overnight. It was topped with a bit of ice rain. Nice and crunchy.
On the snowy days the birds still visit the feeders. Here are the male and female cardinals.
You can see where the red bellied woodpecker gets its name from … the light red belly seen in the second photo.
Crabapple Hill Studio has a stitch along for February. I didn’t find out about it till nearly the end of the month as I was taking a break from all social media. Thanks to posts from couple of members of the Slow Sunday Stitching I was able to find the pattern, join the Facebook group, and start stitching. Better late than never.
I transferred it to material with my light box after downloading it. I haven’t figured out how to do the colouring on various squares yet, need to check out the videos. Do any of you have advice if you have done this before?
I went back to the Facebook page and jotted notes on the second printed page so that I can work at it at my own pace instead of looking back all the time to find the stitch to do.
I am working on some crochet covered coat hangers and made some little crochet flowers to fancy them up a bit. Edit to add link .. coathanger gifts.
I made some veggie beef soup the week, one I hadn’t made for ages. Check out my other ‘soup’er recipes and find one to cook this week.
The sewing machine was set up as I needed to replace the elastic in my jean skirt. The slow part to that was unpicking the stitching (2 long and 2 short rows), removing the belt loops and getting the old elastic out. The piece of elastic I had to buy was 5 yards long so I’ve got lots left over for another project.
Another sewing repair job was to replace the covers on a couple of rice/heat bags. These are wonderful when heated in the microwave to sooth a sore back. This is the perfect thing to make as gifts.
Each month our library has an adult pick up craft kit. For February it was a clay heart dish. This is a slow project, no stitching involved, from cutting out the clay and letting it dry, to painting layers that need to dry in between. I’m up to the painting now, first the base coat and now a coat of red.
Now this project really is a slow stitching one. It is a group of 4 small pictures, 2 of butterflies and 2 of birds, that I have had for a very long time. Every now and then I get it out and work on it for a bit until a new project entices me away. I did some stitches on it at the beginning of the week on a second picture, but it got put aside once again.
And I finished the last puzzle I had borrowed from the library, a perfect one for the wintery days we keep getting.
It has been a busy week for me, how about you?
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.