Stitch Therapy

Discovering me … one stitch at a time


Did you miss me?! That was a really long break.

Our trip was fun, but action-packed. After 9 days away, it feels great to be back in our cozy house. Sign me up for Homebodies Anonymous.

Luckily we had the weekend to decompress before going back to work and school. We ate SO MUCH delicious food while away, that Tom and I agreed to do a bit of a cleanse when we returned. I spent the weekend making bone broth and prepping fruits and veggies for juicing this week.

After reading some horrific articles about the gross stuff on produce, I decided that we need to be more thorough about cleaning ours. Ick. It was weirdly satisfying to give our groceries a scrub down. I spent a few hours (seriously) on Saturday doing this. Clearly I have issues.

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I know that I should probably post vacation pics after a trip instead of vegetable washing pics, but I am preoccupied that way today.

Look at this mess! Embarrassing, but I’m showing it like it is. You can see my secret shame (Chik-fil-A iced tea) and my obsession with wooden spoons.

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A pot of bone broth getting started on the stove. Do you love simmering stuff? Giving it a stir every so often makes me feel so productive!

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I had a bit of a melt down the evening before we left for Florida. It had been a very busy week at work and home so everything was feeling very last minute. I had really wanted to pick out a new cross stitch project for the trip, something gorgeous and monumental for a next project, but alas, it never happened.

So there I was scrambling and fretting about what to bring, because, can you EVEN IMAGINE going on a trip without a cross stitch project?! No! I can’t either!

I finally decided on 2 little patterns from the Internet and packed them along with fabric scraps and floss from my collection. It wasn’t exactly the monumental next project I wanted.

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On the left is a Minecraft Creeper bookmark for Biggest. I don’t like it because the greens are too dark, so you can’t really make out his black features. Yes, I am being picky about a silly Minecraft bookmark. Must. Do. Over.

On the right is a little freebie I downloaded from Craftsy. It will eventually have bees on it and a cute little saying. I don’t love the colors or fabric, but that’s what you get for 9pm on a Wednesday. Sigh.

Lesson learned : Pack cross stitch projects before anything else!

Hope you all had a great week! {Vacation photos tomorrow… maybe…}


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  1. Glad you had a nice vacation. Of course I missed you 😉 I don’t think I wash my fruits and veggies like I should. I hear there is a spray you can make to wash them in, but don’t know what it is. I guess I should find out. Your kitchen looks like you are preparing some yummy food. I have been having gallbladder issues since November, so I haven’t done much in the way of cooking. Not that I cook anything great or fantastic, but poor family is suffering. My surgery is in 9 days and hopefully I will recover quickly and get back to eating some good food and cooking for my boys. Your stitching looks great and you had something to keep your hands busy when you needed it.

  2. Hi Ginny! So sorry to hear about your gall bladder surgery!!! Thinking of you and sending lots of get well soon wishes your way. Hopefully you can get a lot of rest and stitching time and be back to 100% in no time. xoxo

  3. Thank you, Fawn. I hear it’s a quick recovery, so I am hoping that all goes well with me, too.

  4. I cannot tell you how many times I have traveled and failed to get a cross stitch project together far enough ahead of time. The last time I flew back home I was only going to be gone from Thursday to Sunday with an anniversary celebration to attend, so I decided to not pack a project into my luggage. Guess what? My return flight was cancelled for winter weather reasons and I did not get home for more than 48 hours later than planned, I really wished I had stitching with me. Once again I vowed to never leave home without a cross stitch project—although I made the same promise many times in the past. I am not sure how old I will be when I learn that lesson once and for all.

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