I am sorry I am late with my update but I have had major issues with my PC today :( I was using Chrome as my browser and well it was causing lots of issues. Jon being my PC expert tried to fix the issues but sadly could not so now I am using Firefox as my browser... lets hope this one works better.
Ooooh yes Friday was Friday Night Sew In... I just love it as its quite a surreal feeling knowing that virtual friends are stitching all over the world at the same time as me.
Bet you all want to know what I have been stitching?
Sure OK I will show you!
Here is what I showed you all yesterday ... what I started...
Then I carried on stitching...
Not a lot left to stitch now... just the green outer shape then its done ready to make into a Christmas ornament... for my mums Christmas tree :) Mum wanted a traditional ornament to put on her tree so this is what I come up with.
If your not sure what the design is... its Prairie Schooler Book No.48 A Christmas Visit... I chose one of the Santa Clauses from there.
Well continuing with trying to get more iron into me at any opportunity I can, I bought something that really looked yummy today...Han spotted it!
Its called Nutty Super Wholefood Salad...
Let me tell you all it was delicious... I really mean that. Of course I am still taking my Spatone apple supplements ... I am hopeful that my iron levels are starting to increase now.
With all this extra time on my hands, I think... oh not about anything in particular... just things! And well do you know I am feeling really happy right now :) Do you all want to know why? Oh its a silly answer really... but one that makes me smile lots. Because I amaze myself ... its really hard for me to stitch, I wish I could explain things for you all to try to understand how hard it is for me to sew and stitch... I will try.
Well forget following instructions written or verbal... I find when people try to explain things to me they talk quick and I just cannot take it in at all. Its almost like the person telling me is talking another language and I cannot understand them. I find this with a lot of things in my daily life... I get really frustrated because of this. So written instructions... hmm if its on white paper forget it! Even written instructions on colored paper I struggle with sometimes as I dont fully understand what I am to do... or when I am to do it.. sure it could be numbered. But I tend to over read things and somethings just dont stick so I get frustrated.
I am what you call a kinesthetic learner.... I like to touch and feel what I am doing and try to understand what I am touching before I do anything with it. I learn best by people showing my and me trying at the same time, I have short term memory and a really bad working memory issues too so to be shown a lot of things and then to do them I just cannot do.
So you see being self taught... everything to do with stitching, I am self taught. I sat for hours and I mean hours teaching myself how to cross stitch, I wanted to do it so bad, I loved the amazing things people created and wanted to do it too. I had lots of frustrated failures, but I never gave up. Even to this day I still get very frustrated... and yes that means I throw my stitching across the room! I think I like it so much because for me its repetitive.. and I love repetitiveness.
So you see... I am happy because for me every day I stitch is amazing and I still cannot believe I can do it! I try that is the main thing for me, sometimes its not very good what I do.. but that is really good for me as I learn form that... and next time I do it I have some understanding ha ha if I remember! And with stitching every day is a challenge for me... but I love it!
OMG!! sorry went off on a tangent there! I guess I just want you to understand a little more about me ... me the stitcher :)
Hmmmm enough I think?!
OK... happy stitching everyone