Sunday, 15 November 2020

Well I Wasn’t Supposed To Be Gone This Long

 Hello fellow kindreds.  First off, an apology for taking so long to update my blog, almost a year!  

The curse of 2020 hit me like a Mack truck and in spring I was diagnosed with breast cancer.  So surgeries and then treatment has consumed my life this year.  Ladies, I can’t stress enough the importance of mammograms. Mine was caught on a routine mammogram. It was caught early, which is good, but even in the early stage the cancer was an aggressive type.  So I continue to slog through treatment and hope for the best. I’m currently undergoing chemo and in the new year I will undergo radiation.  I will be on medication for the next 5 years and I hope fervently that this is just a bump in the road and not a carousel ride. 

My stitching was affected, naturally, but I do have a finish to share with you.  

This lovely is called Harp Angel and she is for my grand niece.  I chose her because of her red hair, something she has in common with the little girl who will own her.  This pattern had the worst confetti out of any pattern I’d ever done.  I ended up stitching on the diagonal, something I’d never done before, and parking, but going row by row, which is also something I’d never done (the row by row, not the parking). As a result, the progress was sloooow.  I would try to average 200 stitches a sitting, but even that was hard sometimes. To say I am glad that I am done this project is an understatement.  My hat is off to all of you working on a Josephine Wall pattern.  This one gave me a run for my money. 

I’m back to working on my old friend, Wind Moon. I want to get at least a row done on her before I start a new project, which I haven’t yet decided on. 

This may be my only post for 2020, but I will post an update of Wind Moon when I get to the end of the row.  I’m currently averaging about 1000 stitches a day. 

Well that’s all I’ve got to report at this point.  I hope it won’t be too long before you hear from me again.  

I hope you are all staying well and avoiding Covid.  I feel like our hobby has prepared us for long nights in, watching TV and stitching.  We’ve got this, kindreds!  We’ve got this!


  1. Oh I'm so sorry. I'm glad they caught it early. Hope it's all in the past before long. Lovely finish.

    1. Thank you, Katie. This year hs been rough. I'm cautiously optimistic.
      I'm glad you liked the stocking. I can come fodently say I will never stitch a other Josephine Wall again. It was cool getting hell.

    2. Confetti hell, that should read. For some reason my edit won't work.