Sunday, November 20, 2016

Stitching to get rid of stress

    Family circumstances have prevented me from getting much stitching completed this week. An ER trip for my mom, followed by my taking care of her and a doctor visit meant I had little time for stitching. I even had to take off from work for a couple of days. I brought my crocheting to her house, but never touched it. She is beginning to feel better now and I managed to get a few stitches done on my Prairie Schooler Santa yesterday.
My son is visiting us for a couple of weeks! He is working on his thesis for his PhD. while getting a Thanksgiving visit in. He hasn't made it to Thanksgiving for a couple of years now. Baker Beach will eventually be a given to him as a remembrance of his time in California at Stanford University. I did get a couple of hundred stitches done last Sunday. Here is an updated picture:
The mail brought some goodies this week. Some I can't show as they will be Christmas gifts, but the rest is for me. I bought the linen and needles to make this pinkeep that Catherine at I Love to Stitch so kindly sent to me. I am looking forward to starting this in the new year.
I am taking time today to join Kathy for some Slow Sunday Stitching. I know when I am stitching that I will relax and let the stress go. Even if I am thinking about family circumstances while I am stitching, the up and down motion of the needle and the evenness of the stitching eases my mind. I will also join the Stitchery Link Party at Super Mom - No Cape on Monday. Pop on over to these sites to see what other bloggers are stitching.

Thanks for stopping by! 

15 comments:

The Cozy Quilter said...

Blowing snow and cold here today. It is A great day for some slow stitching and a cup of tea! Hope you are able to stitch away the stresses of your week today. Have fun visiting with your son too.

Deb @ Frugal Little Bungalow said...

Glad that your mama is doing a bit better and hoping that she'll continue to improve rapidly. Nice to have your son home for the holidays and I'll bet he is thrilled to be home as well / nothing like mom's home cooking at Thanksgiving!

Kate said...


Stitching is a wonderful stress reliever. You are working on some lovely projects.

Carole @ From My Carolina Home said...

You are making great progress on Baker Beach!

Needled Mom said...

I hope your mom continues to do well, Cathie. Those are always stressful times. Have a wonderful Thanksgiving with your son there.

Sarah said...

Glad your mum is on the mend. And bakers beach is definitely growing!

thecraftycreek.com said...

Glad your Mum is improving, Baker Beach is looking great, don't forget to look after yourself in the midst of looking after everyone else :-)

mamasmercantile said...

So sorry to hear about your Mum, good to hear their has been some improvement. How wonderful to gift Baker Beach as a reminder to your son, I hadn't realised the connection. A family heirloom in the making. Take care of yourself.

Angela P said...

Love the new Santa!

Jennie in GA said...

Hope you will get to distress and get some stitching done over the holidays!

diamondc said...

Hi Cathie: I hope your Mother is getting better, it is hard to take care of someone else, it does throw a wrench in ones days.
I am so happy you are going to stitch the Stitch In Time Pinkeep, it is a beauty when finished.
Thank-you so very much for the beautiful Pin pillow it is so lovely, I love it.

Blessings
Catherine

diamondc said...

Cathie: I am so happy your Son is home for Thanksgiving, I hope you all have a wonderful Thanksgiving.
Love the Santa and the Baker Beach is really coming along.

Blessings
Catherine

Deb said...

Lovely projects, I do hope your mom has a speedy recovery.

karen said...

sorry to hear that your mom was in ER but I'm glad she is on the mend. I hope you have a wonderful time with your son!! Mine is home as well and tomorrow I'll be seeing my daughter and my son in law!

SuperMomNoCape said...

I hope your mom continues to improve and is all better soon.

Loved seeing how close you are getting to finishing the Bakers Beach piece.

Thanks so much for linking up to last week's Stitchery Link Party and for the link back. Aloha hugs!