As I typed the date I thought to myself – how did it get to be June already? But here it is a lovely June day. Upper 70s and sunny with a little breeze – that’s a perfect day for me. The 90’s of yesterday were not! but that has passed and we should be back to “normal” temps for a while I woke up early this morning and for an instant thought I should log in to the office and do a bit of work but decided no, I’d take today off and maybe do just a little bit tomorrow (we’ll see if that really happens).
So, after making the coffee I did a bit of stitching on my patriotic stitch, paid a few bills, loaded the dishwasher and got that going, remembered the load of laundry that has been sitting in the washer for days so now needs rewashing and got that going, and decided to place a grocery order for later today. Yes, it’s been an exciting start to my Saturday. 🙂 But then I remembered – hey I could have started my 2023 Cross stitch camp project two days ago! You can find all the info at the link on the Colorado Cross Stitcher site. And amazingly, I have not changed my mind from the initial project I had planned to do – usually I change my mind multiple times, order multiple supplies, etc. This time, I stuck with the first project I had thought of when a bird theme for June’s camp was announced – Button Button by Brenda Gervais.
It will have old buttons on the front from my Granny’s button tin which contains some very old buttons since she used to cut the off of any clothing that could no longer be worn/used and would string the buttons from one garment on a thread to keep like buttons all together. I plan to make it into a needle book to keep my favorite cross stitch needles inside.
The only thing I brought with this project in mind was these floss drops – all the rest came from stash. I decided with all the extra hours I was working I deserved a little treat and happened across these from TeamEgner on Etsy. I love all things birds, and these were so pretty. I also got a vintage owls set and a cardinal set.
The fabric I will use is an 18-count hand dye from Atomic Ranch Fabrics and the color is Aslan. I used a few of the called for flosses but didn’t have most of them so substituted. Oddly enough, it called for three or four Valdani threads and I probably only have about a dozen of those, and I had all the called for – except I decided to substitute one of those colors for something else as well. So, I ended up with a mix of Valdani, Weeks and Victorian Motto.
So, more coffee drinking which I await my grocery delivery in a couple hours (which contains a breakfast treat so clearly I cannot eat breakfast/brunch until that arrives) and I think I will get started on this project in the meantime – okay right after I give a quick clean out of the fridge and wipe it down. There was a soy sauce incident – bottle tipped on shelf and leaked – that I need to take care of.
I hope you are having a lovely, soy sauce incident-free day!