I am joining Elizabeth's sewing circle again this Thursday.
I went from sewing on the machine last week to sewing like a mad women with needle and embroidery thread this week.
I put embroidered scapulars in my Etsy shop last week and now I am catching up on orders. Two after this one and I'll be caught up. They take about four hours to make, so I stitch a bit here and a bit there. The greatest challenge for me is within myself. I have to fight the perfectionist in me (I am not that way about all things, believe me), but I recently, within the last year or so, read that the Amish always stitch an error into the quilts "because only God is perfect." I don't know if that is actually true, but the thought helps me let those imperfections go.
I am still reading The Kitchen House, but am now thoroughly involved as evidenced by me standing with my nose in the book while I stir a pot, or rinse a dish, or just about any kitchen task I can do one-handed.
PS For the story behind the scapulars, read here.