I have not been stitching a lot lately, or reading, I notice that when I’m getting stressed or overwhelmed the only thing I do is watch TV or movies. I also need to do a threads order so that I can stitch the canvases I have. However, browsing canvases is one of my favourite pastimes, and then closing the browser without buying anything. Actually, I think that’s a favourite pastime for any kind of consumption, fill an online shopping cart and then hit that red x in the top corner and say goodbye to it all.
These Blue and White Pumpkins
I don’t have a lot of autumn or Halloween decorations. I have two little glass pumpkins and that is it. We didn’t do a lot of Halloween decorating when I was growing up, probably because my parents didn’t grow up celebrating it in Northern Ireland. I would like to have more, but I would like them to fit in with what I would like my decor to be. These are so beautiful and you could stitch the stems in a gold Silk Lame Braid for some sparkle.
I have wanted this canvas since I first saw the cocker spaniel version on Carly’s Instagram, but I couldn’t find the cat version for ages. I thought I had moved away from my blue and white kick, but clearly not.
So this was a Rosh Hashanah design that Rachel did, but I just think it is absolutely beautiful and would make a gorgeous ornament. And I’m happy to buy and support a Jewish design if it increases the demand for them and shows designers and stockists that Jewish canvases are wanted by needlepointers so that more are made and stocked.
I cannot for the life of me figure out how to get riding lessons working up here. There’s a place for it, and I have contacted them in every method they have listed on their website, so I guess instead I will stitch my horse girl heart out instead.
I also bought this fabulous canvas from Morgan Julia Designs, it’s a Kacey Musgraves saying, it was a super limited run and was only sold on her insta-stories so I don’t have a picture of it, but it’s her quote “I didn’t say F-ing Yee” and I can just see it as a brown fringed leather clutch. It will be perfection. I can’t wait for it to arrive.
What are you stitching at the moment?