♡ Friends & Folk ♡
it rained heavily last night ~
but this morning is a bright & sunny one!
... how nice to wake up to a day that seems like it was washed clean...
scrubbed behind the ears by Mother Nature herself :)
I love this time of the year,
these last few days of the year lends a glance back at my previous postings
and the things I've accomplished ~ sometimes I can't believe how full of blessings my life is ~
reflecting on changes to be made, while nodding to the future always sparks my creativity more!
I've been walking more than usual,
it really is helping with my 50-something aches & pains.
stretching and low-weights help too.
keeping better care of my physical self
~ will only improve other parts of my being.
Today's walk will be in a different part of the woods ~
to a place that I don't visit often enough...
I'll be sure to bring my camera with me so I can share it with you all.
I've made progress on that freehand cross stitch/embroidery project
that I shared with you in my last posting; I'm in no rush to finish it.
Instead I'm savoring each stitch and pull of thread ~
here it is thus-far:
I'm stitching her apron now ~
using two strands of cotton thread and scattered cross stitches...
Here is my favorite stitching spot,
upstairs in my quiet old farmhouse...in my comfy chair
right next to a bright east-facing window.
surrounded by stacks of books & piles of fabric
big and small hoops, frames and most-importantly ~
my beloved collections of things that please my heart & soul.
the sunlight filters through one of my antique christening gowns
hung in the same window.... giving a sense of peace and calmness.
~ Stitching Mends thy Soul ~
stitches used so far:
french knot, cross, satin & straight stitch
thread colors used are
DMC 610, 3852, 732, 831, 924, 3064 & ecru
although I am enjoying this project,
I'll have to put it aside for just a bit...
~ to finish work on a few offerings for January 1st's
Don't forget you have one more day to save 10% on your total purchase in our ETSY shop
by using the Coupon Code
"justforme2017" at checkout!
Blessings from the Farm ~