Over a year. I’ve been a bad blogger, huh? Life just got the best of me or I just got too lazy, lol. I haven’t cross stitched for quite a while, however I had knee surgery in May and felt a compulsion to start back up again. I’ve got it bad for CCN and LHN designs and have spent the past month buying some and stitching some. I also got motivated to open the cedar chest which contains all of my cross stitch goodies to re-discover what lurks there. Haven’t looked in there for over a year either and it was like Christmas, I tell ya.
Since May, I’ve stitched The Chocolate Shoppe by CCN, Gingerbread Cottage by CCN and am currently working on Bless Our Home by CCN. I also made a floss ring using one of my little Hobb Nobb Designs.
I’m missing my LNS – Teatime Stitchery. Sometime this spring she had to vacate her premises and as far as I know she hasn’t relocated yet. It leaves me in a quandry because she was somewhat close and stocked everything that I like. I found a new shop, just as close, but her prices are higher. I figure that I’ll use them for my framing supplies and the odd thing here and there, and just do my shopping online. I will miss being able to see things in person, however I get just as excited having a package containing stitching goodies arriving via mail. I stopped into this new shop last week and ordered a frame for Chocolate Shoppe which is now in so I’ll be stopping there tomorrow to pick it up. She also has punchneedle and rug hooking supplies and I couldn’t resist Waxing Moons Bittersweet Pumpkin which I’ll also be picking up. She stocks needles and hoops for punchneedle, but I found good deals on ebay and a youtube video showing how to punchneedle so I guess I’m set. I remember doing Pretty Punch years and years ago so I’m hoping not to have a problem reteaching myself.
It’s good to be back. I’ll take some pics of my new finishes and post those tomorrow.
BTW, this will be primarily a cross stitch blog. Maybe some critter tales and my disaster of a life, but mostly cross stitch since it was and continues to be my first love. I sold my spinning wheel recently cause I can’t treadle with these knees of mine and surprisingly I don’t miss it.