Tuesday, May 6, 2008

Stitching time away

Even though I don't have a paycheck coming in these days, I do LOVE being unemployed. (even if it is temporary) Yesterday I ran by Michael's and picked up some floss and a hoop to start this new embroidery project. This is a primitive piece that says: "When I do good, I feel good. When I do bad, I feel bad. And that's my religion. Stiched by Emma 1862." I hope to make it into a miniature quilt to use somewhere. Notice the Mary Engelbreit (ME) sewing box on the left.... it was on clearance at Michael's for $3.00. Now, I love ME and thought this was a great bargain. The top is a pin cushion and the inside has elasticized pockets for thread, etc. So, yesterday was a good day.... new stichery project and a new sewing box. I love being at home!


Kentucky Bound said...

Ooooh! Can't wait to see the finished project!


Utah Grammie said...

Oh I can SOOOO relate! I "wish" I could stay home all the time, but, alas, we do like to eat and have a home so my paychecks help to that end. LOL!
I love love love the ME basket! And, I have been eyeing my embriodery too! What a small world! If I can find it now that I've "Organized" my art room, that is!
Enjoy every minute of your "down" time - I know I am!!

Debbie J. said...

It will be so nice for you to have some handwork to be working on while you are home from work. I love the basket and the new needlework! I'm wishing I were there to go shopping with you at the craft stores and thrift stores!


Penny @ Lavender Hill Studio said...

Love the saying! I know it is going to look wonderful when you are done.

Chocolate Cat said...

Don't think I could of passed up the sewing box either!

The Babysitters Love said...

That's going to look neat! Glad you're enjoying mini "vaca"! :)

Kim said...

Penny, you sound so happy! I'm glad you've found peace in the new area and excitement in the direction you're going. I just wish we were in the same area so we could hit those thrift stores together! Have fun.

Beemoosie said...

What a neat project~! Love being home myself...counting the days to summer break.

Linda said...

I love the sentiment on your embroidery piece and your ME sewing basket is just darling.
I been catching up on your blog...I sure have missed a lot.
I'm glad you are enjoying your time off.....perfect to start new projects and finish up others. Hugs, Linda

Sandy said...

I love that saying...we all need to live by it.