Okay here's how the block was left off as way back in 2009. I guess looking back through old posts I never blogged the last progress I had made which was adding some Turkish Oya up in the right hand top corner. As well as a few more seam treatments over there too. Also I had finished the rose garland and added some silk cut out leaves to the center. I started on some dangling leafy vines at the base of some lace and never finished it up. I remember Wendy seeing those additions and loving them! I really miss her!
So today I finished up the last leafy/vine dangle, not sure what to call them, LOL! I also started thinking over what seam treatments to add next. I want to make sure I get the depth of layering in this piece so I'm going to focus on getting more seam treatments in before I start adding motifs and such.
It's nice to be embroidering again, I've always loved it and always will. Even if I pause for a time here and there I know I will always, always come back to it again. It was very soothing to be focused on stitching. Also I can feel my creativity brimming with inspiration and I've always loved using CQ as an outlet for that. I'm always creative in some way. The last year I've been on a journey to a healthy weight and along the way I've found that I'm a FOODIE! LOL And I enjoy creating new things to eat that support a healthy weight and are really yummy! I even have a food blog! It's neat how creativity can translate into so many areas of life. I know that might seem random but I figured it might be nice to update you all to my life right now too.
I believe my CQ has taken a backseat for a while since I was needing to be more active and this tends to be a more sedentary activity. I'm better able to balance things now so I believe that I can reintegrate this part of my life too.