Sunday, June 9, 2013

Jump Start

So there I was all ready to be a prolific blogger, stitcher and crafter.  Then it hit me -- the Ugly Monster Virus.  No ordinary cold, it slammed me flat on my back like nothing I'd experienced in a long, long time.  The only thing I could do for the first couple of days was watch TV, and the more mindless the better.  Monster Virus actually let me read by the third day, but stitching was out of the question due to my achy and stuffy head. 

Luckily I was better by the time we were supposed to leave for our beach vacation.  Ahhhh, what a good thing some ocean air is when you're recovering from the crud.  It took care of that cough quickly and I was able to enjoy some lovely time with my family at the beach.
But still no stitching until yesterday when Sisters In Stitches gathered for our monthly stitchfest and gabfest.  Wow, that quickly cured my stitching slump caused by being sick and then beach-brain.  What a great jump start back into stitching!  Because of the beach-brain, though, I forgot my camera, so photos will have to wait for next time.

I did get quite a bit done on "Love" by New York Dreamer.  And once again I'm stitching on black fabric, which I like a lot because of the color contrast on it.  Pretty pattern, isn't it?
Thank you to my followers for not abandoning me during my stitching and blogging slump!  I appreciate your loyalty!


  1. Glad to hear your feeling better Cathy. Great new start.


  2. ooOoo! Yes, it is a pretty pattern.

  3. ooOoo! Yes, that is a pretty pattern! Lovely on black.

  4. Hello

    Just found your lovely blog and become a follower.
    Glad to hear you are feeling better.
    Pretty new start.
    Happy stitching (:

  5. Lovely new start and the sea photo is gorgeous - wish I was there!

  6. Thank goodness you were cured before your vacation and meeting your stitching friends. The pink letters on Love look incredible on the black fabric.