I was a slacker all week. As soon as I sat down after dinner, I was out like a light. I would have to wake up to go to bed. LOL Spent yesterday doing chores, yard work, and a bunch of stitching.
Yesterday I put in some serious "sit on my behind on the couch" time to catch up. I was three quarters done by 8 pm, ready to head to bed. Then, I got a call from my friend, Gracie. She was not feeling well. As in so bad she needed to go to the hospital. I, of course, then spent the next four hours worrying about her and getting updates by text. Since I was awake anyway, I just kept stitching. The doctor finally made a decision to keep her overnight around midnight. The same time that I finished my project. LOL
This is a free pattern called Grand Old Flag from Notforgotten Farm. I chose my own colors and added the star since I thought it was cute. It is not as washed out as it looks in this picture. LOL
My amaryllis is looking fabulous!!
I have cut way back on sugar and sugar substitutes. No chocolate, no Diet Mt. Dew, and no ice cream for a week. I don't hurt as bad as I thought. LOL I feel like I am resetting my sweet tooth. One of the things that I am drinking is green tea. We have a wonderful spice/tea shop in our town, so I made a little stop last week to pick up supplies. I found a green tea/pomegranate blend and a Moroccan Mint/green tea. It took a few days, but I'm starting to acquire a taste for both. LOL Since it is loose leaf, I needed a strainer. The very nice lady at the shop suggested the style that fits on the sides of your cup. It gives lots of space for the tea to steep. Even better is this "travel" cup. Your dry tea goes in one side, your strainer on the other!! All you need to ask for is a cup of hot water and you are in business. I thought this would be a nice thing to have when I go to my son's
My next project is a Hands On Design, My Stitcher's Heart, that was designed for Elegant Stitch in Modesto (my LNS!). I will do all the stitching at home, then up to Modesto in September for a class on putting it all together!! I don't usually do fussy patterns, but this is so pretty, and very easy. And I get to hang out with Lois and all my stitcher friends. LOL
This is the pattern. If you are interested in more information, check out the Elegant Stitch Facebook site or Hands On Design Youtube video, https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Mfi4WlgmFpk
It is time for me to head back to my stitching spot. Be kind to one another.