Saturday, June 18, 2011

Bad blogger & the high tea blogaversary giveaway

That would be me, the world's worst--or at least the laziest--blogger. I have passed my second year of blogging and only 65 or so posts in all that time...those of you that post daily or weekly, I don't know how you do it. I have neither the time nor, in fact, the material for a daily post!

I haven't been doing a lot of stitching recently as I've been in a bit of a funk lately over DD's graduation--you know, kids growing up so fast, the passage of time and all that. Those of you who have already been through your childrens' high school and college graduations, marriages, etc., please don't roll your eyes at me too much, I know it's just an 8th grade graduation. But I walked into the house the other day and saw her on the computer (her usual place) and had the thought that in a few short years she'll be gone.. I'll come home and that chair will be empty.
*sign* rotten kids. They make me feel really old. (She's in the middle in this picture btw, with her arm around her little brother who looks like he's ready to leg it.)

Anyhoo. On to the stitching, what little of it there has been :) This guy I started around Christmas las
t year but just recently finished for one of my DS's teachers, from the JCS 2010 Christmas ornie issue. For some reason the frogs loved this one, but it did get finished before the end of the school year.

Next is My Needle's Work from Little House Needleworks. I had been searching for this chart for a while and came across it at my
LNS quite by accident one day. So much for my resolution to limit my stash purchases this year! It's done on a grey-ish evenweave with the recommended overdyed floss, sans border of course. Don't know yet how it will be finished.

Well. I had other things to show but I had better
get to the giveaway since Blogger is being a poo right now and telling me it may or may not let me save this post :( A while
ago I went nuts over the Impie, Hattie and Bea kits and purchased
the tea cozy and Tea Room Chart from Little House. This has been sitting in my bin for a year or more and I belatedly realized I am never going to stitch it. So the giveaway will include the chart, floss, cozy, some tea-related items and perhaps something made by me. Just comment on this post, no other hoops to jump through. I will draw a winner on June 30. Good luck and thanks for visiting!

Monday, June 6, 2011

still here...kinda

Just popping in to say hello...end-of-the-school-year activities have me in an frenzy, DD is graduating (*sniff*) and even when I feel like stitching, I have no time! I have a few small finishes which I'll post shortly (I hope) but in the meantime, I wanted to ask if anyone wants to trade...I have two With Thy Needle & Thread charts (Love Letters and Sarah's Garden) which I will trade for Brenda's Soar eagle sampler ( kinda missed the boat on that SAL and now can't find the chart anywhere). Anyway, just drop me an email if interested and I will be forever grateful...

P.S. pup is random cute internet pup...not mine