Wednesday, October 31, 2012

Excuses, Excuses

I know, I know.  I haven't posted in a while, something like two weeks.  But I got sidelined with a cold, my first one in over three years.  That kind of threw me for a loop, and since it was a head cold, there was very little stitching going on.  Then I got busy doing who knows what and the next thing I know it's been two weeks since I paid any attention to the blog. 

Well, now I'm back, so no more excuses.  First and foremost, I'd like to welcome my new followers and thank all of my followers for their kind comments.  That must be every blogger's dream - to receive affirming comments.  So thank you!

The scrapbook is coming along, but slowly.  I have three more pages planned out in my head and am confident that I'll be finished well before my self-imposed deadline of December 15.  I'm not sure if I'm "into" scrapbooking, but I do know that the completed project will be something that my family will enjoy and treasure.  No photos right now, but I'll post some when I'm done so that you can admire my lovely work.

I did get a little framing done and it turned out good.  Just a simple, inexpensive store-bought frame and some foam core board and pins and here it is!
I'm glad that I was completely over that rotten cold in time to go to this month's Stitch Day, which was held last Saturday at Marti's house.  Marti was a great hostess, welcoming us into her home and providing a a delicious barbecue lunch.  Her husband made the barbecue, so he also gets a big "thank you".  Let's not forget Peggy's delicious dessert!  We also got to meet her adorable cats who were present throughout the day.  As usual, the day flew by, but I did get quite a bit of stitching done.
Lots of progress done on "Folk Eggs".  Do you think I'll have it finished and framed by Easter?  Ha ha.

I also want to mention that Marti has her own cross stitch design business and web page - Marti Harrington Design!  Way to go, Marti!  Looks good!

Some good news:  Bluebirds have decided to take up residence in the bluebird house that Mark made last summer!  We've been seeing them periodically for the past couple of weeks hanging around by the house, and last weekend, Mark braved a peek inside and saw nesting materials.  I just saw them again this morning, busily going in and out of the house.  I haven't been able to get a photo yet, but I'm determined to.

Have a fun Halloween!  I'll leave you with a fun Halloween finish that I did last year!


  1. Your little framed piece is adorable and I like the folk eggs a lot as well. Hooray on the bluebirds. we had a pair when we owned our home and I enjoyed watching them and taking pictures.

  2. I love the Halloween cat. He looks so happy. Thank you for sharing this with all of us. I am privileged to be your sister in stitches. Thea Stallings

  3. I thought I had just commented, but this came up so I'll try again. Thanks for sharing with us. I love your dancing Halloween cat. He looks so jolly. It is a privilege to be your sister in stitches! Thea

  4. Sometimes simple is best - your frame is wonderful for a great piece. Love the little Halloween Cat

  5. Love the frame and I'm sure those eggs will be hanging on your wall by next easter:)

  6. Look at that round snowman, haha! He's great! I love Halloween Cat; that's a really adorable pattern. Maybe if you put out your thread ends, the bluebirds will add them to their nest! :)