Saturday, May 18, 2019

The Dala Horse project

My next little stitch project from the Cozy Blue club is called Dala Horse, which is a pattern inspired by the Swedish folk art.

You may be scratching your head over the term Dala horse but once you see these photos of dala horses  it all makes sense:

I like this pattern, mostly because of the colors. They are so bright and cheerful. We're having a spate of rainy weather and as you know it has been a tough week for me so this is a bit of a balm for my soul.

ETA: I DIDN'T SEE THE HORSE IN THE PATTERN UNTIL TODAY! AND I'VE BEEN WORKING ON THIS FOR A FEW DAYS! I BLAME M TEETH!

More teeth
I have a consult with an oral surgeon next week to start the implant process. I also have my six month cleaning out of the way (that got moved up at the last minute on Thursday) so that's good. The swelling on the abscess is almost gone, and I feel much more like myself.

And next week
The end of term craziness starts. Next week, in addition to classes,  I have three thesis defenses and the last meeting (ever) of a University committee that I've worked on all this year. My one class has projects due, and our master's students have drafts of their final projects due (yikes). We'll be heading over to the coast for the long weekend, and I'll have plenty to do there.

Happy Saturday!


6 comments:

kathy b said...

I love those horses. I always thought they were Swedish? And I think of jan Brett the author when I see them because of her illustrations that also remind me of that kind of art.

DelightedHands said...

What a fun embroidery--the colors are indeed very cheery!
Glad your tooth is feeling better!

Caffeine Girl said...

I love those embroidery projects. Really excellent designs.
I hate all dental work. But you're getting through it like a trooper!
I with you in end-of-the-year craziness. Between finals and graduation/non-graduating IEP meetings, things are crazy.

Tired Teacher said...

This stitchery project is a fun design: the colors are cheerful. Good to hear that the swelling is down and that you are feeling better. I hope the end of the year craziness is easily managed. I don't miss those days at all.

Kym said...

I'm Swedish and have many Dala horses here in my house. I think I need to stitch that sampler! :-) I hope the end of the semester goes smoothly, and your teeth feel better soon. XO

Jeannie Gray Knits said...

Ooh! I love the colors in your embroidery too! It also took me quite a while to see the horse. Can't wait for him to be a little more visible.