Sunday, 13 September 2015

A Rather Slow Update

I went on a trip with my sister to Mexico last week!  It was a wonderful trip.  I can't even tell you the last time the two of us had time together alone. We spent a lot of time talking and catching up, a lot of time lolling on the beach...


     and a little bit of time doing aqua fit in the pool (1/2 hour a day), and we did a day trip to see the Mayan ruins at Tulum.


     I of course had high hopes that I would get lots of hand sewing done.  This is a sample of what I brought along.


     I managed to finish one complete star...


     and one blooper....

     This is what happens when I try to sew on a beach.  Too many distractions I guess.  I can see that I'll be doing some slow unsewing today, although I can see some possibilities for using these 2 1/2" diamonds for modern abstract designs based on this mistake.  Unfortunately I have more ideas than time.

     I linking up to Kathy's Slow Stitching Sunday today and Jess's Star Count on Monday.

14 comments:

  1. I have done that same blooper with a star ...ergh

    They take awhile to make. I say getting one done on a vaca is good!

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  2. It sounds like a lovely trip! At least it isn't too much you will have to unsew. :)

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  3. Sounds like a great get away! When I was younger, I was very interested in the Maya culture and visited many of the ruins in the Yucatan. I haven't thought of that in many years. it's easy to put the wrong sides together when you are looking at other things, but like Yvonne says, it isn't much to unsew.

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  4. We enjoyed the ruins at Tulum when we took our children years ago. Sounds like you and your sister had a fun time.

    I love the star!

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  5. Enjoy the vacation. You can always enjoy some needle time another time lol.

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  6. What a fun vacation. I'd never be able to get any sewing done there.

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  7. Lovely break - not surprised though that you didn't do much sewing! I love the idea of using diamonds to make modern, abstract designs; I really hope you get time to do it at some point.

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  8. It sounds like a lovely trip, if not very productive in sewing terms!! The star you completed is a very pretty one :-)

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  9. Sounds like a great vacation. Sometimes it's just nice to get away.

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  10. Sounds like a nice break - would love to wander around some Mayan ruins - that would distract em from handsewing anytime!

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  11. Sounds like a fun time. Isn't funny how hard it is to give up sewing even when we are on vacation?! We are obsessed aren't we? Oh well.

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  12. That is so funny - I sewed the same blooper the other day on the beach too! I couldn't believe it, I've made over 50 of them and now, towards the end, I get it wrong. But that's what the seam ripper is for!

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  13. Ahh, love the shot of toes basking on a reclining chair, The Gulf in the background, the just sisters trip...my brother is in Merida as I type; he is building a home there. I really should pull out the hexie papers I bought oh, a decade ago and get something going.

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  14. took me a minute to realise the mistake. Holidays are for relaxing anyway

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