Monday, December 26, 2016

Snow shoeing and stitching

I must be starting to sound repetitive talking about getting out snow shoeing. Truthfully, the thrill of being able to get back out there has not yet worn off after my past year of being stuck on the sofa while waiting for the hip replacement. This morning I organized my fridge and its freezer and packaged up a few things to add to the freezer. Ham and some sweets that I need put further out of my reach! Then, late morning we got ready and went snow shoeing this time going down into the woods and the more hilly terrain. So far I've been staying on the level trails. I'm still pretty slow and have to stop often to calm the burning muscles but I made it. Just over an hour. It's been a couple of years since I've seen these woods.
The little stream is not yet frozen over.
After lunch, I stretched out with tea, the heating pad, and my afghan while I stitched in the ends on some projects. I finished another little hat for baby Ollie.
Pattern by Purl Soho, grate ear flap hat.
I'm counting the days and hoping the weather is good for our drive to PEI to visit our new little grandson. Once warmed enough, I headed to the sewing studio for a little stitch play. I did the black stitching and the Quilting on this mug rug.
I did some black free motion stitching on the mono printed feathers. I'm still xperimenting, not quite sure exactly how I want to proceed with these pieces.
I'm not sure if the black stitching adds or detracts from the printed lines. I'll have to spend some time thinking and experimenting.  


Mereknits said...

YOur day sounds wonderful Holly. Good for you snowshoeing that long. That boy is just so darling!

Sally Hurley said...

Jealous! Wish there was enough snow here to snowshoe. Enjoy!

Jo Ferguson said...

I love the stitching you've done but I have to admit that the photo of Ollie, stole the day. He is the Best Gift Ever.

Sandi said...

Congrats on your snowshoeing success! Your feathers look great! I'd be tempted to try a softer grey, a pink or even aqua blue shade of thread to see how they work if you have some meh samples that you can play with, I like the black effect.

KaHolly said...

Good for you! I know it must have felt sew good to get back out to the woods! Love your mug rig. I have a growing fascination with thread sketching in black and it looks great!