Crafting Angels went well this morning, although I was incredibly stressed due to exhaustion. I didn't sleep well last night, woke up in a nightmare after only a couple of hours of sleep, and then had to run CA. We got another picture book done-- 20 pages of cut out mag pictures for little kids in orphanages etc. And we got 2 quilts tied =) including a twin sized one.
I also have been feeling lately, as I am running more and more directions, trying to be mom, dad, cook, dishwasher, laundress, seamstress, spiritual teacher, etc etc etc... I laid in bed today crying, really missing my mom who died in 1983, just needing someone to take care of me. And as I laid there I was strongly impressed to take care of myself by doing things for 'BEV' instead of constantly doing everything for everyone else. I am totally out of steam.
The other day I was digging through old boxes and found an embroidery I started in college, for my someday married home.... well, I have been in that someday-married-home for 27+ years now, and that embroidery is still not finished. I have decided I want to get it done. =)
As I looked at it, it reminded me that there are so many other fun things to craft, other than preemie hats and booties. You can embroider, cross stitch, plastic canvas etc. It's time.
I thought I would share one of my charts with you since Halloween in coming up! It's kind of fun and not too hard.
copyright Bev Qualheim 2002, 2006
Grid Size: 30 W x 46 H
Cloth Count: 14
Design Area: 2.14" W x 3.29" H ( 28 x 45 stitches )
971 pumpkin (pumpkin)
970 pumpkin - lt (part of pumkin eyes)
712 cream (ear edge)
353 peach flesh - lt (inside ear)
703 chartreuse (eyes)
760 salmon (nose)
318 steel grey - lt
307 lemon (yellow part of pumpkin eyes & mouth)
Most were designed by my friend Sandy Riggs who is brilliant at it.
Well I am off to go look for thread to match the colors on that embroidery, as my daughter needs to do her homework on here.
HUG THE ONES YOU LOVE!!!