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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!

Monday, March 28, 2011

Getting back in the swing of things...

Lately it just feels good to keep seeing crafts and crafter's blogs. Where does everyone find the time? Going online stash shopping tomorrow. Hopefully I will find something I like and will stitch. Stitching dreams.......

Sunday, March 27, 2011

Crocheting, Thinking & Taking Care of the Kids

Not all at the same time, although it is possible. lol.


Crocheting because I want to have a stack of pretty blankets for my daughter. A dream of mine is to have at least 4 - 6 stacked like you see them in the baby leaflets. Working on the first.


Thinking about vacation and what I want in life too. A lot of my crafting friends are really crafty and I know I have a lot to give to the crafting community too. I want to find where I fit in so I can make it a bigger part of my life.


Thoughts of retirement entered my mind today. Shocker, the dollars that one is supposed to retire with are very little compared to the price of things these days. How do people do it? I always thought that as generations progress, things are supposed to get better. Today as I travelled and saw store after store closed and for rent, I almost cried. I don't think that the economy is getting better. Everything is getting more expensive every day. Sales aren't even sales these days.


Taking care of the kids. That says it all. Watching them grow and be funny. Teaching them and hoping that someday they will know and feel how much I love them.


Twisting stitches.....

Saturday, March 12, 2011

It's Science Fair Time

Ask me how I know this. Yes, here I am mostly, trying to make sense of this project as I usually do so that a creative display may be supplied to the fair.

I always come out with really nice display ideas, and I trust that I will at the end, but the journey is not an enjoyable one especially when time runs short and my son just stares at me. My hope is that I am imparting some knowledge to my son regarding the creative process and putting things together in a pleasant way. Let's just say my son does not get the "pretty / asethetic " idea. He is more of a "Let's do it and the pieces will fall where they may," type. Well, he is still a kid, so we have time to develop "color coordination / and neatness skills." LOL. I bet when he starts liking girls he will become VERY color co-ordinated and extremely neat. LOL.

Other than the display, not much creativity going on around here. Getting over my upper respiratory infection finally and hoping the headache I have now is not the brewing of a sinus infection.

Definitely looking forward to stitching or crocheting at least for an hour. Okay, picking up a needle will do. NCIS marathon is on and although I do enjoy it, I am getting a bit tired of seeing the same episodes over and over again.

This week I saw a repeat of an old episode of MONK that I had never seen before. That was a treat because I like Monk. Dectective series always strike me in good ways.

The Event started last week and I can't believe I missed the Season Premiere. Thankfully, NBC does post them on their website so I caught up quickly. V is another series that I am following this year. I remember when V came out decades ago and I saw everyone of those first-run episodes. Yes, I am one of those people who can still sing the Magilla Gorilla song from memory because I saw the first-run comic episodes. I still remember Penelope Woodstock and all the wonderful vintage animated programs.

If you are a Cityville player, you know that many people are upset about the recent changes regarding imposed energy limits. This makes Cityville even more challenging now especially since I only get on at nighttime during the weekend.

Well, I hope to find a cross stitch magazine or two leaf through. There are a few cross stitch charts that have come across from the Nashville market that are on my must have list. But, let's be real for a minute. Will I stitch them? I should in all reality stitch from my stash this year, so I can make room for more. Right?

At least I am blogging more which is a far cry from my past few months.

Scientific stitches.....

Friday, March 11, 2011

Our hearts go out to Japan

How horrible to wake up to the devastation Japan sustained overnight. Our hearts go out to all are in the path of the tsunami and all those who have suffered losses. As a worldwide community this affects us all.

Peaceful stitches

Thursday, March 10, 2011

I'm Baaaack!

Hello!

I can't remember what movie that is from or who said it, but that is the truth. I am back. I thought I would have blogged more last year, but sadly I didn't. Thankfully, this is a new day!

Did you see I changed my blog's background? I love chefs in white chef hats and their European aura.

Wow, almost a year has passed since my last post. Life has gone on and thankfully DD is sleeping through the night. Yes, there is a light at the end of the tunnel for all those moms who wonder if they will ever sleep again. Now, stitching may be another story.

Lately, I have been passing the time by reading stitcher's blogs and playing Zynga games.
I really like Cityville a lot and try to rank up as much as I can.

A few days ago, I pulled from my magazine stash a few Celebrations magazines. The USA gals who have stitched for decades will know those. I still have to look through them, but you know I will savor every page. My daughter has found my stitching magazines to be her passion also. I guess I am passing my stitching / collecting fever down rather quickly. We will sit together and turn page by page. She enjoys looking at the pictures and points at all the pretty things. How adorable.

Other than that it has been work, work and work. The winter here has been very harsh this year. I am seriously thinking of moving to a warmer climate where the quality of life may be better for me. My lungs are not as young as my mind thinks I am. LOL.

Well, I will stop by tomorrow and post a few pics of my WIPS.

May all your stitching wishes come true.