Baseball stitching and a Birthday Start

I had a really nice weekend! It’s been months since I’ve been able to go watch my oldest son play baseball. Usually my husband takes him because he’s one of the coaches and only 2 people for each player have been allowed to come. With 4 other kids that just doesn’t work for our family! So I listen to the games scored live on my phone or streamed over the website, and while that technology is cool, it’s just not the same! So I was really happy to get to take him on Saturday as my husband had another obligation. Before the game, while the team was warming up, I did something else I haven’t done in a long time and that is work on a Mill Hill kit! This is a really old one called Funky Chicken. I will make it into a fridge magnet because I think it’s so silly and will enjoy seeing in every day in the kitchen.

The boys played great and won both their games. Robby pitched 6 shut out innings in the second game so we were really proud of him. On the way home from the game I got my first COVID shot at the large vaccine site in that part of town (In fact I believe it is the largest in the country. I heard they have 80,000 doses of vaccine to give out just this week alone!) My arm is a little sore but not too bad.

Then Sunday was my birthday (I am 42!) We had lots of yummy treats and fun times together, and the family also gave me some good stitching time. I started the Butterfly Brooch project by Jenny Adin-Christie. It took me most of the afternoon to wrap my hoop with twill tape and sew down the felt padding. The next step is to couch down the gold purl outlines, which are then filled with chipping and sequins. The couching is fun work even though rather painstaking. The chipping is my favorite part of all. I really enjoyed it on my Foxy project last year and this butterfly is even more detailed and colorful. It is a fantastic project with all the sparkly materials!

It’s an odd picture, the real butterfly is only about 3″ across and the box everything came in is huge, but I wanted to show you what the project looks like.

Don’t worry I haven’t abandoned my other projects! I’ll give an update on them in a couple days! But for my b-day weekend, I felt a real treat would be a new start so that’s what I did! And I have something really cool to share for the Gifted Gorgeousness post in April so you can look forward to that as well!

2 thoughts on “Baseball stitching and a Birthday Start

  1. A belated Happy Birthday, Mary. Between that and the baseball, your weekend sounds great.
    It’s good to read that you suffered nothing worse than a sore arm after your first Covid-19 vaccine injection.
    That butterfly design is gorgeous.

  2. Happy Belated Birthday! The funky chicken is wonderful.
    I am looking forward to your Butterflt project too, it looks gorgeous in the illustration!

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