Tuesday, November 13, 2012

Stitch by Stitch



Yesterday was a holiday, in honour of Remembrance Day. We spent a quiet day at home, mostly, other than a quick walk around Thetis Lake mid-afternoon. And it was delightful. Copious amounts of tea were consumed, laced with honey and lemon. 

I'm making some blank journals for an art show in a few weeks. Usually Tim drills the holes in the covers for me. Yesterday he taught me how to do it. Easy peasy. And quiet. I don't like really loud power tools. Not at all. So now these journals are ready to be stitched.
 

Much of my day was spent in my sewing room, pressing my foot pedal and seeing the satisfaction of stitches lining up along the seams of a variety of projects. And in the evening, some hand-stitching while sitting in a pool of light in the living room.

Since I was not called in to teach, today is much of the same, with a shopping trip thrown in this afternoon. A good way to spend a misty, quiet November day. A good way to get some projects finished.

And how are you spending your day?

12 comments:

marigold jam said...

Sounds like a perfect way to spend a day - walking, stitching, drinking tea! And my favourite crazy patchwork too! I'll be keen to see the finished journals.

podso said...

I love that you are making these journals. Are you going to sell them at the art show? Pretty special.

Our weather has turned more fall-like and we finally had some rain. The leaves are still around though.

cucki said...

Wow it is looking so sweet..
Love for you x

ellen b. said...

Love your stitching. Today was Bible Study in the morning and we are meeting friends for dinner.
Have a wonderful day!

Judy ~ My Front Porch said...

Good job on those journals! I've spent the day working in the office...things I must do, not things I would like to do. :)

Cheryl said...

Love your journals...they invite writing! I do enjoy a stay-at-home, tea-drinking kind of a day.
Bekah and I spent the day at our homeschool co-op, so it was not a stay-at-home day. But it was a tea- and coffee-drinking kind of day as it was chilly and drizzly and our hostess kept the hot beverages flowing. :)

Sheila said...

Hi Lorrie - thanks for your visits and comments. Those blank journals will be a treasure for all who receive them and I will be looking forward to seeing your finished projects but maybe you'll be waiting til after Christmas to share them with us.

Reginas Cottage said...

hi lorrie,
sounds after a perfect day.......love your stitching.
have a nice week,
love and hugs regina

materfamilias said...

That patchwork is scrumptious, especially with the added embroidery accents!

BrittArnhild said...

Your handstiched journals looks lovely Lorrie!

Donna said...

Handmade treasures like yours make the BEST gifts! You work looks beautiful!

Barbara said...

Beautiful projects Lorri. How am I spending my day today (which is 20th November) apart from taking a post lunch break on computer, would you believe it I am trying to spring clean my dining room. So, so late this year but I would love to be finished by Christmas.