Stitched to Death

There was recently a study about contagious laziness in couples. I think my marriage could have been a test subject.

My husband was gone for 16 days last month and I decided to take charge and get a bunch of stuff done.

1. Created a little Wes Anderson corner in the bedroom, courtesy of Nan Lawson's illustrations.

2. Had the “cat” bathroom (all the art in it has a cat) painted and hung a strawberryluna screenprint.

3. Had a chair my husband has been meaning to reupholster for two years (how do I know it’s been two years? the fabric he bought off ebay that’s been leaning in a corner of his office was postmarked two years ago) recovered.

4. Finished a quilt that I abandoned 4 or 5 years ago. Especially embarrassing since once I picked it up again, it took one night of quilting and one night of attaching the binding and it was finished.

5. Finished the Emily Peacock cross stitch bolster pillow that I started 8 months go (now I just have to do the matching Hug one).

6. [Not pictured]: Cut out meat and lost nine pounds.

Glad to have him back, but haven’t accomplished a single thing since.

"Let them eat cake." — Marie Antoinette
Doesn’t matter than she probably never said it. Has more to do with history’s potentially inaccurate portrayal of Marie.Part of my ongoing Women and Food tablecloth project.

"Let them eat cake." — Marie Antoinette

Doesn’t matter than she probably never said it. Has more to do with history’s potentially inaccurate portrayal of Marie.

Part of my ongoing Women and Food tablecloth project.

Picked up my ongoing Women and Food tablecloth project again.
Quote from “Steven Universe.” Technically a male character, but the show was created by a woman and the episode where this was introduced was written be two women, so still counts. Plus, it’s awesome.
"If every pork chop was perfect, we wouldn’t have hot dogs."

Picked up my ongoing Women and Food tablecloth project again.

Quote from “Steven Universe.” Technically a male character, but the show was created by a woman and the episode where this was introduced was written be two women, so still counts. Plus, it’s awesome.

"If every pork chop was perfect, we wouldn’t have hot dogs."

Have $10 burning a hole in your pocket? I’m unloading 8 iPhone 5/5s cases (not the 5c) ready to be cross-stitched on my etsy shop for $7.50 a piece (cheapest price I’ve seen anywhere).

These are the good quality cases (not the silicone ones that warp and buckle) that will fit your phone nice and snug when done. Each one comes with a needle, 3 bobbins of thread (colors vary) and six patterns.

Of course, you’re on Tumblr so you’re going to do your own thing instead, right?