Tuesday, July 31, 2012

IIII'm Baaaack!!!

Hey everyone! I'm back! I can't believe it's been 1 week shy of a month since I posted here! But I KNEW July would be busy so I slacked off on stitching and a bunch of my other monthly goals, I usually set for myself, and was just a woman of leisure!
Since this IS a stitching blog, I'll show you the stitchy stuff first! I worked on page 9 of the Abbey. All that on the lower right area is all I got in on this...or on anything! This is the ONLY stitching I did all month! Not bad, but definitely not to par with what I can normally accomplish in a month! (Sorry it's blurry!)
As I mentioned in my past post that my wedding anniversary is in July. And we spent 4 days at the beach. It shoulda been a great time, but everything and anything was against that. (From bad weather to our car breaking down to a scheduled power outage leaving us in a hot cabin for 3-4 hours...it just went on and on!) However, the view from our cabin? Spectacular! See?
And this last photo is just a cute one of my girl! She is growing so fast! She LOVES to have her photo taken! And whenever you aim a camera her way she throws a big ole' cheeser! She's my lil' ham!
I hope you all had a wonderful July! And I am hoping to pop in here more often in August! Not much going on now that the crazy month of July is done and over with! Back to regular ole everyday life....and stitching!!!

Sunday, July 08, 2012

Just a quick hello!!

Wow! What a month so far! I have been busy, sure, but no where near too busy to post, I have just been taking some time off from the normal things of life.

This may sound crazy, but every so often I have to deprive myself of the things I love best so that when I come back to them I enjoy them more....does that make sense? I sometimes feel as though I take for granted some of my favorite things, so then I need a break just to change things up, and then when I come back to it, it is special to me once again. Am I crazy? I just needed a change, so for this months change, I am taking a "break" from some of my most loved things, like reading, and stitching. So that when I come back to them they will be once again something special to me.

I guess in a way this is a blessing, how awesome is it that I am so pampered that in order to really appreciate the things I love I have to take a break from them so when I get back to them they are once again wonderful to me? I guess it's the whole "absence makes the heart grow fonder" train of thought....=/ weird, I have also done this with coffee, drinking daily tea instead and only having coffee on the weekends. I think when you do or have something so often, or all the time, it is no longer a treat. I want to once again be excited about my reading and my stitching, so need to take a break, and am focusing on a few other things I need to pay attention to right now.

So, I WILL be back, but for now, just taking a break! Don't worry, I won't be gone forever!
Hope all my American readers had a wonderful 4th of July!!!

See yah again soon!

Sunday, July 01, 2012

SAL progress on Coming Home for the Holidays-July

Still working on the left hand side, with back stitching, and also worked a bit on the light blue in the roof, you can hardly see it...it's slowly coming along, when you think that when we started this SAL in Oct and it looked like this:
Yup, it's come quite away!