Saturday, May 30, 2015

A little progress X by X

I've made very little progress on my newly started pieces and I have no idea why.  I should be working away at these designs.  I love all of the patterns and the colours and look forward to seeing them finished, but my attention span doesn't last for more than a few minutes these days.  I pick up one piece and set it aside after a few minutes to work on something else.  By the time I get everything pulled out for the next design I end up making very little progress (if any at all). 

 Needless to stay, I've had another new start.  I wonder if anyone can guess what this is?  It was a really popular Blackbird Design back a few years ago.

Did anyone guess what it is?  If you guessed Quaker Gardens, then you'd be right!  I'm not much of a Quaker pattern girl, but this one really appealed to me at the time.  So, I hopped on the Blackbird Design bandwagon and bought everything for it years ago.  

After having it collect dust for several years in my "To Do" bin, it appealed to me again.  I thought if I could pick up something that only had cross stitching in it, I might make some progress.  And I did make a bit of progress, but unfortunately I had to pull a bunch of it out. Someday I will learn how to count accurately lol. 

I'm not sure if anyone else out there enjoys reading old diaries or letters of famous people, but I do.  Maybe I'm just nosey, but I love to read actual letters and stuff.  My latest find was Van Gogh's letters translated into modern English and very easy to read.  I just bought this a few days ago and I'm already a quarter of the way through! 


It is all correspondence that he had with his brother, Theo.  It shows the sketches and paintings that he is talking about in his letters along with actual pictures of the letters.  Anyways, I love reading it and I can see reading it more than once. 

Well, breakfast is ready, and my cup of tea is calling so I best go.  I wish all of you well and hope that you have a beautful weekend filled with good weather and lots of fun.

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