I am writing this Stateside my home for the next few months. There was the usual faff at O’Hare immigration which doesn’t get any easier, even with a visa. I have settled into life at the apartment in Chicagoland well. Mr Clicky goes off to work and I get up to whatever I fancy. There are days by the pool, which I have mostly to myself especially now the kids have gone back to school, I read, knit, crochet and sometimes just sit. It has been very hot, which also means thunderstorms so on those days I craft and watch box sets.
Back in in the UK I completed this little embroidery which was free in the May edition of Molly Makes. I hadn’t done embroidery for quite some time and found that I really enjoyed it. It’s less than perfect, I found cutting the felt tricky but I’m pleased, all the same.
I thought I would have a try at a Craftpod, a quarterly creative subscription box. Details here.
I was very excited to see what it contained when it dropped through the letter box.
It was beautifully packaged.
It was bee themed. Inside it contained; DMC embroidery threads, fabric and hoop for a bee embroidery, such a cute bee pin, a notebook, a recipe for honey and ricotta cheesecake and a fruit teabag.
I put it away what with having a wedding to organise and packed it into my suitcase. It was apparent that the stunning stitching in this kit was going to stretch me.
I need to do this with no contact lenses in, as the stitches are very tiny and my lenses are no good for really close work, so I do it in the evening or first thing in the morning before my lenses go in. Here is my progress so far. I have learnt that you need to stitch over the pencil lines not up to them as they will show, so I might be going over the outlines of the flowers at the end. Progress is slow, but I am enjoying it, I listen to podcasts and before I know it, an hour will have passed.
Tomorrow Mr Clicky has a one night business trip to Grand Haven, in Michigan which is 5 hours away by car, so I am going along for the ride. It will be my first time in Michigan, I am planning on heading to the beach.
See you soon........Clicky Needles.
P.S. I think I have, at last, found an app to allow you the blog from an iPad, so this is a bit of a test. Let’s hope it works!