Monday, I got started on my second little bird cross stitch. This is going to be a Marsh Wren:
There's a fair amount of back stitching to do (on the bird) and some more leaves to stitch, so I'm guessing I'm about half done at this point. I'm really enjoying this little bird.
And then... after a few days stitching the wren, I decided to switch things up and pull out my Sacred Space blanket again and see if I couldn't complete another section. Remember this?
Well, I finally set myself to the task of finishing Section 5 (out of 9), but after hours of working on this, I still couldn't manage to finish this section - it takes such a long time to go all the way around this thing now. But here's a little glimpse of what I worked on this week:
So close, and yet so far...
And that's it on the crafty front. On a personal note, I'm happy to say I've finally gotten my second shingles vaccine - which was becoming very difficult during this lock-down. After only one day of being laid low by the vaccine's side effects, I'm a happy camper - so relieved to have that task finished! And that that is worthy of even talking about here is, I guess, a little peek into how one more thing we take for granted is made different by something like a pandemic and a social-distancing lock-down.
I hope things are going okay in your corner of the world. It's the most beautiful spring here and it seems many are saying similar things elsewhere. Is it a lack of pollution that has come with less industry and traffic over the last month? Is it simply that we have more time on our hands to observe how beautiful are the blossoms, and sweet are the birds' songs? I don't know the reason, but I'm trying to remain aware and grateful for these beautiful days - even rainy days, like today, are lovely this spring.