Belle and Boo Windy Day Finished and More

Well, life did get busy as the semester started, but I’m still carving out time for myself here and there for stitching and other self-care activities. I’ve even started exercising again, which is a major accomplishment. I haven’t been active since my diagnosis almost 3 years ago now. Treatment and surgeries and various complications usually meant that anything other than light walking was out of the question. But I’m doing aerobics again and some light weights and a little yoga, and it feels really great to be able to move again.

I also finished the Belle and Boo “Windy Day” cross-stitch project. Woo hoo! Here’s the finished piece:

Belle and Boo Windy Day cross-stitch project

It still needs to be washed and ironed and all that, but the stitching is done, and I love it so much, and I can’t wait to get it framed.

After I finished Belle and Boo, I needed a quick project to work on; something that won’t take me three years to finish. So, I dug through my stash and found this cute Lizzie Kate kit, “Hip Hop,” which is perfect for spring (which is coming soon, I hope; as I write this it is snowing outside…again).

I’m a little annoyed at myself because I stitched the carrot one square too far to the left, so it is touching the basket. There’s supposed to be a space there. I’m waiting until I finish the rest of the stitching before I decide if it bothers me enough to cut/rip it out and re-stitch. Re-stitching it wouldn’t be a big deal, honestly, because it’s such a small pattern, but still…grrr.

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3 Responses to Belle and Boo Windy Day Finished and More

  1. kathyreeves says:

    This is just the sweetest picture! Being able to exercise again has to feel wonderful! I started yoga in January and have really appreciated how much it has done for me!

  2. claire93 says:

    so pleased to see you finish Bo and Belle.
    And wondering, if the carrot worries you, being one stitch to the left, would it be possible to unpick the beginnings of basket and move that one stitch further left?

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