Tag: hand embroidery

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It is amazing how hindsight can give us perspective. As I read further into my diary entries I can see the weariness creep in. Day 86: None down today. Diary Entry: I did some much needed weeding today followed by coffee with a friend. Step dad came round and had a coffee and I got…

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Had I known at the time of writing these diaries that we would have to endure further lockdowns, I might have kept the stitching up, I did consider it at one point. As it is, I would have struggled because my health and mental wellbeing got worse. Day 79: Cross Stitch, brown shaded perle thread.…

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Continuing the diary catch up from last year, re reading it reminds me how things can change in the blink of an eye. Day 65: Running stitch with variegated thread sewn in the round to resemble back stitch. Diary Entry: Could not walk properly today, or lift or bend. I had to get my husband…

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Continuing with the posts of the final sections of my lockdown diary. Day 58: Thorn Stitch, hand dyed cotton thread. Diary Entry: A day of blah, low, tired, not sure really, just could not seem to find the energy for anything much. Not sure if it’s the coming down off the meds or just general…

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A year has passed and I am continuing to play catch up with posting these blogs. Day 50: Encroaching stem stitch. Four strand thread, two blue and two black. Diary Entry: Not much to write about other than housework which I cannot , not do due to OCD. I spent most of the day in…

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It has been over a year since I started this diary, due to ill health I never had chance to finish posting it up. I would still like to share it, so here we go. https://ukqu.co.uk/blog/2020/04/13/the-cheap-procrastinator-stitch-diary-in-lockdown-1-13-days/ https://ukqu.co.uk/blog/2020/05/05/the-cheap-procrastinator-stitch-diary-in-lockdown-14-28-days/ https://ukqu.co.uk/blog/2020/06/05/the-cheap-procrastinator-lockdown-diary-days-29-35/ https://ukqu.co.uk/blog/2020/08/05/the-cheap-procrastinator-lockdown-diary-days-43-49/ https://ukqu.co.uk/blog/2020/08/22/the-cheap-procrastinator-lockdown-diary-days-36-42/ Day 43: Today was a no stitch day. Diary Entry: It was a semi productive…

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December 2020 and facing more months of lockdown and no more groups to attend wasn’t a very pleasant thought, the lack of company, the lack of motivation and the missing of all the fellow ‘crafty ladies’ of my groups. I host 2 groups on a Wednesday, 2 on a Thursday, together with my hobby group…

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Day 36: Stem Stitch, light green wool, Diary Entry: No lay in, did not sleep well again. I spoke to the consultant’s secretary this morning. They are going to see if they can get me an IBD -Irritable Bowel Disease -team. She understands that I was left a bit out in the cold with all…

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Day 43: No stitches today. Diary Entry: It was a semi productive day with regard catching up on admin, but been crabby for most of it. It was strongly implied that I was not sewing fast enough, which in turn caused me grief and upset. I ended up tired and in pain, which resulted in…

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Day 29: Star Stitch, with perle thread. Diary Entry: Cleaning day, but not productive or balanced. The morning was great. Sorted out my sewing corner, my project bag, my embroidery work space and my embroidery box. But when it came to cleaning the rest of the house I had nothing but interruptions. I still had…

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We are in unprecedented times, plaque, death and loss of life, liberty and physical social interaction. This will not be in my usual style. As it is diary based; to keep me sane, to keep everyone else in my household saner.  This is following on from my last blog, https://ukqu.co.uk/the-cheap-procrastinator-stitch-diary-in-lockdown-1-13-days/ we are two weeks in lockdown.…