Hello all, this has been one of those freak weeks where I’ve had work and after-work commitments every day and night–including tonight and tomorrow! Now, most of these have been fun things, and things I volunteered to do, but I am exhausted. But, I didn’t want a week to slip by without a single update, so here we go. :)
I haven’t stitched at all this week, but I have made some progress on “All Shall Be Well” since my last update here. I’m only about halfway done, but it is already getting hard to photograph because it is getting so big. Ha! Here’s where I am at now:
I love how it is turning out, even if it is a more labor-intensive project than I had planned.
I also want to share this fab gift I received from my sister-in-law. She recently went to Paris and visited the Maison Sajou embroidery shop while there, and she sent me this beautiful assortment of thread cards. They are so unique! I love the different shapes and designs!
Finally, I wouldn’t post without including some links for your weekend reading! Here’s my roundup of interesting book, art, and needlework news for the week:
- Writer Amy Krouse Rosenthal passed away in March, but her daughter is continuing one of her mom’s unfinished projects as a tribute to her mother.
- The Craftsy blog posted this roundup of 12 free coin purse sewing patterns. I love the variety of shapes and sizes, plus some of them look super-simple to make.
- Knitting remains a mystery for this writer. LOL.
- Brown Paper Bag finds some great sketchbook artist sharing their work on Instagram. Lots of eye candy here.
- Might have to get this: AV Club has a sneak peek of a new graphic novel about walking the Camino in Spain. Making this pilgrimage has been on my bucket list since my college days as a medieval studies minor.
Video of the Week
This week I was heartbroken to learn of the death of musician Chris Cornell. Here he is just last month on CBS singing “The Promise.” He was donating all of the proceeds from the single to refugee relief efforts. RIP Chris.
Those weeks can be frustrating when you have something crafty you want to do! I love Sojou – I have some of those winders too – just divine aren’t they?!
Yes, even though I can’t really complain because I got to do other fun things this week. But sometimes I also want to just stay home and stitch! ☺