The little spice shelf now lives just below my large aqua mantel shelf in the studio. For the moment, these little cuties reside there. The wreath, by the way, was made by the very same Amy who is hosting our 39 Squares Stitchalong.
I stuck to my plan yesterday: text work on King Lear in the morning and early afternoon, then fun in the late afternoon. Don and I have worked out a system which we tried out for the first time yesterday. When he has to work on the computer, he must be upstairs in the office/guest room/music studio. I have a laptop so I am more flexible and can be downstairs in the den. With the dogs. Now, you know I love my babies but sometimes I need a break. They are sweet but demanding. On those days we are both home, Don comes downstairs around mid-afternoon, so that I can go up to my studio. Studio = happy place. Yesterday, I grabbed some time and spread out all my stitching stuff for the Stitchalong:
I sat by the bedroom window where the sunlight was pouring in and came up with Square #3.
“Ode to our Weeping Willow tree” – oh, how I love that tree. What will today’s square be? I have no idea. I’m trusting the embroidery muse will inspire me with yet another idea. I’m having fun with this challenge. I’m also thinking that a portable project like this one would be perfect for me when I am in San Diego. Last year, when I was there for a much, much longer span of time, I worked on the quilts. This year, I will be there for a couple of months. I always have to have a project going – why not some freestyle embroidery?
Have a great day.
Since some of you mentioned it in the comments, the chenille Scottie dog was made by my friend Joy. I bought it when I was in San Diego last year.