There has been a little stitching happening in between helping my husband with some custom cabinetry installation work. This time, I'm using some of Robert Kaufman's quilter's linen (in white) to do some ribbon embroidery. I love the way the ribbon colours play off the white background. These are destined to become sachets. Stitching is such a relaxing way to unwind after a long day.
|I mark dots, with an archival micron pen, to transfer the design onto the linen for embroidering.|
Just in case you're curious about what I need to unwind from, here's a peek at the most recent kitchen my hubby designed, built and installed. I know I've shared a bit before on my blog about working with my husband, but I thought since it's been awhile, I'd share again.
What do I do to help? Well, besides helping with loading and unloading tools, components and actual cabinetry, I help with finishing details, like putting hinges on the cabinet doors, installing shelves, drilling out for handles and adding hardware for the drawers. I also help with any task that he needs an extra set of hands for (like holding lengths of toe kick or crown moulding when he's cutting them on one of the saws). Generally, I assist where needed (even making sure the tools are at his fingertips when needed - I keep things organized and at the ready to save him time). It's pretty cool to be learning how to use the power tools and to see his expertise in action (after years of him solely working on his own while I was a SAHM). There's still some finishing details to take care of (like installing some glass panes in the mullion doors), but, thankfully, this job is getting closer to a finish. Yay!
Maybe you're looking for a project to work on in the evenings?
May I recommend that you check out the gorgeous seasonal paper piecing patterns that Julianna is sharing, for free, for the Last Minute Christmas Sampler QAL.
I'm preparing to join the fun (just trying to decide on fabrics ;o).