I know we have members of the Unbroken Thread community from all over the world so, before I begin, I’ll explain what “blah” means in this context. Blah means I’m feeling less than my usual creative, motivated and energetic self. Not only am I blah but I’m forgetful. Not a great combination on the first day back to school after a two week vacation.
Yesterday I just felt under the weather without being really sick all day. Achy and cold for 30 minutes then just fine the next 30 minutes, then achy again and so on. I took a long, hot bath and went to bed early – as in 9 pm early – and feel asleep. The only stitching I did all weekend was what you’ll see below and, worst of all, I completely forgot that I had a post to put up this morning. See? Blah and forgetful. Lousy combination.
The good news is that I felt OK when I woke up so I could go into school and see my wonderful, happy students. They always make me feel better. During the day that achy feeling came over me again and then just as mysteriously went away again. My plan is to ignore it and hope it just gives up.
But this means I also ignored you and that’s not very nice. So, here’s what I’ve been up to this weekend. Finishing an unfinished project that I thought was finished but then I decided it wasn’t. Clear?
Remember the Floral Bed Cover? I was debating about whether I should stitch the top border or not. It’s been on the stand for weeks and I’ve been looking at it every day, mulling over if I liked it as it was or if I should finish stitching the design I’d drawn. Well, I decided to finish it and also to redo the dark blue flower.
That dark blue flower just stuck out like a sore thumb and the more I looked at it the more I didn’t like it. It still is my least favorite of all the flowers, but I like it a tiny bit more than I did before. I think it’s the shape rather than the stitches but I’m not sure. However, it’s time to finish this piece and move on.
I also got quite a bit of the top border done and really like how it’s framing the piece. The little tulip shaped flowers will be worked in dark blue satin stitch.
I’m planning to stitch this evening and the next time you see this piece it will be done.