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.