Stitching frenzy

What a nice feeling to work on something without deadline, but an absolute urge to finish it without passing to other WIPs or start something new:-) These latter reactions often lead to a basket full of started items chez moi, but never there is a basketfull of finished ones.

The first row of letters is finished, and I’ve started the second one early in the morning, when everyone was still sleeping; I used the calm to transfer the patterns to the fabric and to start stitching, as I knew there wouldn’t be much time for it left in the day. Boxes were packed and moved, we transfered our bycicles to our new home, where we still have to make much more place for our belongings. Moving little by little into a house which we will share with my in-laws until their new home is finished is a task which causes a steady state of disorder over the time of several months, which is quite challenging…we have to sort out ten years of our life in our appartment, as for my parents-in-law, we talk about stuff they’ve been collecting for 40 years in their house…the dogma “it always can be used for something” proves very counterproductive to zen-like emptyness.

So I just keep stitching for decompressing.

For the letter “G”, I use the Bullion Stitch rather than the French Knot, as asked for, because the embroidery floss is thinner than the crewel wool, and this letter just in knots wouldn’t look important enough, I think:

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