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I have collected incredible amounts of cross stitch magazines in my over 30+ years of cross stitching. I enjoy knitting, crocheting and cross stitch. In May 2011 I decided to make my dream of sharing my love of needlecrafts a reality and started the online shop, The Stitcher's Market along with hubby. My biggest hope is to pass on my love of stitching to my children. Let's face it, some one has to inherit all my stash. I am shy, but I truly appreciate everyone's comments and friendship. I am glad to help anyone who needs any stitching information. I love to have giveaways and share other bloggers giveaways, so please stop by often. Enjoy your stay!

Friday, January 2, 2009

Life Happened

Let me start off by saying I do not like drama. I enjoy peace and quiet, stitching, knitting, reading and shopping to name a few. Yesterday life's drama hit like a waterfall, literally.

Since it has been brutally cold in these parts of my world, one of the water pipes in my humble abode decided to burst and in a few minutes, torrential downpours similar to Niagara Falls proceeded to fall in my livingroom.

Holy Moley!!!! Water, water everywhere pouring down from the ceiling. Lucky we were home when it happened or else I can not imagine what I would have found or not have found.

Now we are in the drying stages......This weekend I will clean up and throw out many things.... Happy New Year!!!! But, I am thinking very positively, we were home when it happened, pipe burst prior to entering the wall so there is no breaking of the walls to find the leak, no water damage to electronics or cross stitch stash.

Thought I would blog a bit in order to keep the momentum going.

Even though drama happened, that did not stop me from stash ordering. Holly, one of my favorite Mirabilia cross stitch patterns was on sale at 123stitch and I had to order it. Two days into the new year I have purchased Mirabilia's Christmas Flourishes, Easter Fairy and Holly. Luck had it that I found a few stitchers who were looking to sell their items. Most of the time I love trading/buying from trading albums because it is a win/win situation. A few years ago all I did was trade items. Stopped trading for a long while because it was getting out of control. It became a job just to log in what I sent and what I was expecting. Little by little I am starting to check stitcher trading lists when I see them.

If you are looking for sales this month check the following shoppes:
I have purchased from 123stitch and Needlecraft Corner and they are both great!
The Stitching Post in Australia looks like a place I would order from too.

If anyone has a trade/sale list and wishes me to look at it and/or list it on my blog, leave a comment on this post with your trading list url and I will place a link to it.

Back to my regularly scheduled Disney Neighborhood R R stitching........


Theresa said...

Oh no what a horrible thing to happen. I hope you manage to get things dried out and I am so glad you are safe and not injured in the dilema

Miss 376 said...

So glad you were at home and able to minimise the damage. Hope it all gets repaired without any hitches and you don't get any more interruptions to stitching