Sunday, May 20, 2012

For Now

I didn't get any stitching accomplished for several days thanks to a stiff neck. For almost a week, I could not turn my head from side to side but had to turn my entire body to look right or left. Something as simple as looking both ways when I crossed a parking lot was a challenge as well as looking pretty silly!

Before my neck went all wonky, I was working on the new freebie Sister Stitcher by The Primitive Hare. What an enjoyable little piece this was and just what I needed to get the needle moving again! It took longer than I had planned to finish it up what with my neck and other things that called for my attention. No pictures yet but I will get one posted soon.

Ok, I want to start a new stitch so I pull out my stash and begin going through all the patterns. New, old and really old! Yeah, I haven't done an Adam and Eve piece in awhile. Hmmm, but I really like this other sampler. Oh wait, this one is beautiful but ohhhh, I really don't feel like a BAP right now. Yeah, this one is it ------- maybe. What about my WIPs until I decide? That's an idea but not really what I wanted to do! Maybe I could just eenie, meenie, minie, moe to pick out something! Naw. I need something I really want to start AND finish instead of tossing it aside. Soooo, for now I am just going to use my time to catch up on things around here and hope that one of these patterns from my stash will call to me loud and clear. Soon.

For now, we are staying busy around here trying to take care of a lot of the things that have accumulated on our "to do" list. Home repairs, errands, appointments and those normal pesky chores.

So there is no big or exciting news this post. No pictures. Just me dropping by to say hi. I always appreciate your visit and comments and they add a special touch to my day! Until next time....

Wednesday, May 09, 2012

What Happened?

Once again, life has kept me from posting on my blog as often as I would like. When did everything get so hectic around here? I want my dull, take it one day at a time life back! Hopefully this is just a phase!

I picked up several new additions for my rooster/hen collection that I found on sale. I have no idea how or why I got hooked on these feathered fouls. Maybe I got one as a gift years ago and it grew from there or possibly I saw one I liked and bought it to fill a space but it all started somewhere. I don't buy them often and I don't have many but I am always on the look out for a special one or a good sale price!

I have been on a stitching break for awhile. First, it was because my wrists were bothering me. Then DH took some vacation time and we worked on catching up on life in general. After he went back to work, I kept telling myself to start stitching but it just never happened for one reason or another. I did use the time to straighten up my stash and threads though. I even kitted up a few more patterns and made a list of threads I have run out of so I can pick them up on my next trip out.

I mentioned several posts ago that I had ordered a couple of other patterns that I had been wanting. They arrived and with all my new stash to tempt me, I want to start them all! Wouldn't that be chaos! I know that Mother's Garden by BBD is in the top running. I just love it. I have an idea in mind for the initials that is a little different than what Barb used but it will work for me! After I get a start on it I will let you in on my idea! For now, I am going to start on a new freebie by The Primitive Hare to get my mojo up and running again.

Thanks so much for stopping by! Until next time, may you have simple days and an uncluttered heart.