Tuesday, November 7, 2017

Waxing Moon Designs Finish The Best Things

Completed the stitching on a Waxing Moon Designs piece.  Plan to mount, lace and frame it myself.

Used all the suggested colors except for one.  Wasn't able to find it, to purchase it.  Substituted using what I had in my overdyed thread inventory.   Used Highland Heather for the suggested Mauve.

The Best Things
Waxing Moon Designs
28ct Antique White Monaco (really liked this fabric!!) Evenweave,
GAST and WDW Threads With Embellishments
Stitched 2 over 2
Started 10/10/17
Completed 11/06/17
Number of Days Spent Stitching on Design - 10

Charms came with the chart.  Design called for three white pearl buttons to be sewn between the columns of lazy daisy stitches.  I didn't like the style of button that was supplied with the chart.  Went through my buttons and found some I liked.  Wanted a small shank style pearl button.  Only had two and needed three.  Shopped etsy (I like that site!) and found some.  Once I get them in the mail, will be able to have a completed finish.

Picked this up and will work on it.

Stitching Mends the Soul
Waxing Moon Designs
32ct Light Mocha Quaker, GAST and DMC Threads
Stitching 2 over 2
Started 10/10/17
Progress as of 10/12/17
Number of Days Spent Stitching on Design so Far - 1

It's been an emotional past week or so on many fronts.  Won't go into it in depth but will share a favorite maternal uncle died, am dealing with a situation with my medical providers and had to step away from a situation where I felt I was being bullied and excluded.  I felt it important to stand up to the bullying and stated my thoughts and don't feel apologies are necessary or needed because of it.  Those beliefs have not changed.  What has changed though is my involvement with the bullying.  Don't want to be around it or a part of it.  Can identify with the quote, "no matter how nice your pictures are or how real your quotes [narratives] are...there are some people who will never hit the like button (respond, share, acknowledge, comment, etc.) just because it's you."  I will also add, as I've watched it happen online with individuals, doesn't matter how you highlight their work, their ideas and genuinely share that what you think they have done with needle and thread is beautiful, they respond with indifference come time I share be it a thought, question or my work with needle and thread, as if their "talents, insights, opinions" are "the ones."  As the quote said..."just because it's you."  

I think, no I know, something shifted in my thinking.    After everything that's happened, I needed space and time.   I pushed the world away and got by myself.  I tuned the noise of the world off.  I walked away from the chaotic noise of the world.   

I shut my phone off, stayed off line for a time and stitched.  It was quiet, calming and peaceful.  The time spent in solitude was good in that I regrouped and thought on what is really important.  Reshifted my priorities.  The Lord is important.  His ways.  His truths.  His precepts.  That's important.  The world is crazy and literally falling apart.  God isn't.  He hasn't and won't.  He was there in the beginning, is here now and will remain to the end and after the end.  He was, is and will forever be.  I put a scripture verse on the sidebar of my blog.  It's there for me.  It reminds me what's really important.  It reminds me what my focus is.  I don't want to partake or be involved in negativity, criticism, partiality or exclusion.  What I do want to be involved with is as scripture states "whatsoever is true, honest, just, pure, lovely and of good report" those things I want to think on.  Spend my time on.  Be involved with.  Be a part of.  

In closing, will say this.  I love the Lord.  Ain't perfect, far from it.  Made mistakes and before I draw my last breath will make a few more but I do love the Lord.  I will talk about Him on my blog.  I will share of Him and testify of Him.  If, for whatever reason that is something you don't want to read, not a problem.  I wish you well.  If you do want to continue to read my posts, God bless you.