Sunday, January 30, 2022

Great Wave Stitch-a-Long, part 16

Hi everyone! I've survived three weeks of "interesting" meals... I made a curry out of a can of potatoes (seriously, I have no idea where it came from) and a can of pigeon peas, vegan tacos from jackfruit in brine and barbecue sauce, chocolate noodles and butternut squash, tofu with sofritas sauce, random biscuits, waffles, and scones from mixes, and endless stir fries with frozen veg, tofu, rice, and packaged sauces from the deep corners of the pantry. But more importantly, I've been thrilled by how clean and tidy and organized it is. Ahhh.

I've also been happily stitching away. Here's where I was last time:  

And here's where I am now. I've stitched three of the bottom columns:

Here's a close up of all those lovely blues:

I'm hoping that I can stitch another two columns before our next check-in in three weeks... but we'll see how it goes. In the meantime, why not check out the glorious projects my fellow stitchers are working on: Avis, Claire, Gun, Constanze, Christina, KathyMargaret, Cindy, Heidi, JackieMegan, Deborah, Renee, CarmelaSharon, DaisyAnne, AJCathie, Linda, and Helen.

See you in three weeks!

Sunday, January 9, 2022

Great Wave Stitch-a-Long, part 15

Happy new year everyone! Apologies for the late post; though in my defense it's still the morning of the 9th here in Seattle!

I'm spending the weekend cleaning out our terrifying pantry, taking everything out, painting the walls and washing the shelves, and putting things away again. We often do a "pantry harvest" and "freezer harvest" project in January, but we've lived here for 15 years and have never actually gone in and done a full clearance. So wish us luck -- both with the clearout and the "interesting" meals we'll be having for the next couple of weeks!

Last time I had just finished the top half of Great Wave. Thanks for all the cheering, and yes, I did a little happy dance:

I rolled the frame and started to stitch the bottom half. It's nice to have all the blues!

Here's a close-up of the column and a bit I stitched:

Well, that pantry won't paint itself, and if I want to reclaim my kitchen table I'd better get to it. My treat tonight will be to sit down and see what my fellow stitchers are up to.