Sorry about the long disappearance . I'm still here !
Oh my goodness , so where were we ?
So on the 2nd September I was very excited about the NASA Space rocket Artemis launch . I have fond memories of the Apollo Moon Mission 1969 .
Artemis was going to send it's capsule Orion around the back of the moon and send back pictures of the side that we have never seen .
(Orion was also the name of my husband's rock group back in the 70's . He thinks it was pretty cool that they'd named the space capsule after them ! lol ! )
I had sat down with my cup of tea , needle and piece of cloth and was going to really enjoy the whole countdown to "we have lift off " thing .
I thought that this was going to be such an important thing that I should fill the whole of the September slot up with this embroidery and I would really make it my best stitching .
However , the launch was beset with problems , hydrogen leaks and then storm clouds ,lightning and then Hurricane Ian .
It was rolled back into the garage to take shelter and for repairs .... sigh .
On 8th September the Queen died .
It was all such a very , very sad time and my needle became frozen .
Everyone on the Stitching A Round group were embroidering the most beautiful things in sweetest memory of her .
I was just stuck frozen . The funeral in London was so so moving . Her passing really affected me .
So I still have not finished this and didn't know what to do .
I have stitched this little door to go over Artemis .
So I am still working on this .
October then flew by . It was a month of tumbling leaves and toadstools .
I am still working on the month of October .
This is all I am stitching for November and quite rightly so .
Almost December ...with all that is going on in the world out there , I don't feel like Christmas and haven't put the decorations up yet .
I also had my little Fat Face handbag stolen , with my tiny patchwork project in , liberty print hexies , needlework supplies, book and precious scissors ....it's a long story ... I am trying to get over this ...but now I feel like I can't get going with my patchwork ...and it is the thing that helps me feel happy and calm .
I make miniature patchwork quilts for antique and vintage dolls house dolls .
Sometimes the dolls help me .
Would you like to see more of my dolls ?
My lovely daughter bought me another little bag , so maybe I,ll try again in the new year .