Sunday, September 18, 2016
Clearing the Decks
The unnamed piece is 15 x 22 inches, all commercial fabrics.
I'm feeling completely recovered from my surgery on Thursday. The residual stuffiness is slowly tapering off, I'm glad to say. I was pretty bummed on Friday when, after the nasal bleeding stopped, my right sinuses were really congested. But I learned yesterday, when the surgical nurse called to check up on me, that temporary sinus issues are common following sinus surgery. I have a post op appointment this coming Wednesday.
Anyhow, I'm back in the saddle again, and I have a number of ideas for new stitching projects which will likely not be quite so small-square focused. Jude will be giving her Sun, Moon & Stars class for free, right on her blog as regular blog posts, beginning this Wednesday or Thursday, whichever day the equinox is. I'm thinking I'll play or work along with the videos, in addition to other ideas I have in mind.
But largely, I want to move in a new direction with handstitching. The ideas I'm currently considering are not new for me, it's just that I haven't executed them yet. It's been easier for a while now to default to small squares than to stretch myself. But now I'm feeling in the mood to push the edges design-wise.
Hope you have a great first week of autumn, my go-to season.