Showing posts from December, 2022

Lady in Red

 Hi all!  Today was an indoor day, a little gloomy with the sun going in and out.  A little on the cold side with my condition making me feel quite cold so spent the day embroidering.  Today I embroidered the red mandala hearts on gold silk.  I am so enjoy the simplicity of them.  Very meditative.  Straight stitches and French knots.  Very relaxing.  The other red mandala ornament was made a few weeks ago for the same reason.   I love to meditate to them too.  I put them in my hand and sit very quietly rubbing the design gently with my fingers.  They are very comforting and soothing.  There are times since I got sick that I am just kind of overwhelmed.  Embroidering has always been my go to when stressed, even when I was a kid.  I guess it’s the focusing on the needle and the repetition.  Up and down up and down.  I framed a small art piece today but I haven’t decided whether I want to sell it on Etsy or bring it to Valley Artisan Market.  I will share that in a couple of days.  For no

Well it’s December

When I wrote a couple of months ago I had every intention of making this a daily thing or maybe even a weekly thing but to be quite honest my life has become a moment to moment thing.  I was diagnosed with a rare lung disease back in August. It has taken my entire life and well made it tangled.  The only sure thing in my life right now is embroidery because my tangled life has me completely stressed out most of the time and my old friends, needle and thread, are the only things that seem to unstress me.  I planned on doing craft shows but we’ll that kind of went out the window when I ended up in the hospital in September, I planned on working at my part time job that I loved but that is gone too.  I’ve been in this place before several times and always seem to work my way out of it sooner or later.  I am just waiting for the sooner.   In the meantime, this is one of my new items available on my Etsy shop, my mandala heart ornaments.  I love them they make me focus, provide a focal poin