Wednesday, September 4, 2013

MIA again...

Yes I have been missing again from here and if I have disappointed anyone I apologize.  I guess the blogging bug can leave you just like the stitching bug.  Hopefully it will return permanently. I have been doing some stitching and listening to some audio-books  A couple that was really good is: “The Apple Turnover Murder” by Joanne Fluke and “Southern Comfort” by Fern Michaels.  I made trip to the library today get more and I picked up “Death’s Half Acre” by Margaret Maron, “Wicked Appetite” by Janet Evanovich to name a couple, I love murder mysteries as you can probably tell.

As for stitching, well the coward in me has come out and I have been afraid to try assembling the needle book again after my last disaster and I haven’t framed my son and daughter-in-law’s anniversary sampler even though I have everything on hand to do so.  I have ordered the fabric for my daughter wedding sampler and have the chart decided on so that will be my next major project. 

In the mean time I was stitching on “Thine is the Trick and the Treat” when I saw a beautiful sugar skull being stitched by a friend on a Facebook group and I thought about the chart that I have had for a while and decided that I should stitch it for Halloween so I started and just couldn’t put it down.  The name given to it is “On the brighter side of life”.  I got the chart as a freebie on the Director of Cross Stitch (to find skull click on DMC on the upper left, go to page 5 and scroll down)  however it now has to be purchased for $4.00 and it is by a designer known only by “beauty123”.  This was a very easy and colorful design and I really enjoyed it, now to decide what to make of it, maybe a large hanging ornament or a small pillow. 

I am so excited tonight is the first “stitch-in” at In-Stitches Needleworks since the lock-in back in June. It will be nice to see the other ladies and see what they have been working on if anything over the summer.  I may even pick up a couple of items from my wish list while I there. I guess I should get a move on so I can make a snack for tonight and maybe put in a few stitches before I go. 

Thanks for dropping in and hope to see you soon, oh snap I almost forgot to post my few pictures, which is probably what you came to see.

"On the Bright Side of Life"

Until next time I’ll be making those wonderful little xxs.


Ineke said...

Hope your blogging bugs returns as did your stitching bug. I miss your blogs with your special view on things. Lovely projects! Hope you have a wonderful stitch-in with the other ladies.

Jan Gartlan said...

I love mystery books too! The skull looks fab. The Prairie Moon sampler is also looking great.

Sharon said...

Thanks for the kind words on my blog, Minnie. They're much appreciated. Love your choice in reading...I love those authors...Joanne Fluke always inspires me to bake! :)
Your stitching is looking beautiful as always....I just love seeing seasonal stitches! :)
Enjoy your stitch-in!! I'm sure you'll have a wonderful time and be plenty "enabled" and inspired! :D

Brigitte said...

Don't we all know that from time to time? It usually is just a question of time and the stitching or blogging bug will return. Some years ago I lost my stitching bug for about five months from spring to fall - and then it returned and I haven't lost it ever since.
That skull is a really funny design, no wonder that you couldn't put it down. Nice progress on the Prairie Moon project.
I hope you had a lot of fun at the stitch-in.

Melinda said...

Love the colors in your Skull - Great Finish.

I do agree, August was a month off for me the blogging and the stitching. Hoping the fall weather will help me get back into both

Sandy said...

Your Thine is the Trick and Treat will be done before mine - I guess I should get stitching on it again. Love the skull too :) I have one that I want to stitch too.

I'm also a mystery fan - discovered that I can download books from the library on my Kindle :) So I'm also a happy camper when it comes to the library.


Jo who can't think of a clever nickname said...

MIA - Minnie in action!!

Love your Trick and Treat, I must get mine out again. The sugar skull is great too.