August 30, 2012


hi·a·tus   [hahy-ey-tuhs] plural hi·a·tus·es, hi·a·tus.
1. a break or interruption in the continuity of a work, series, action, etc.
So, after thinking long and hard, I've decided to take a hiatus. I know, I know... am I sure? No, not really, but it's something I think I should do.

At least for a bit...

I'm not saying that I won't come back to it, but right now, there are other things on my mind...

... like stitching...
... and blogging...
... and hanging out with my blogging pals.

*looks around in amazement* Y'all didn't think I meant I was going to take a hiatus from blogging, did you??!!! Nooooo, I meant a hiatus from "the game." ;)

Last night, I did what I never thought I'd do: leave a project hanging (poor third butterfly has little lines of black and not much else) and started a new one. And can you believe, Vanessa called me a 'serial starter'!!! Well, I never! The nerve!!! *snort* LOL!!

So, back in the saddle again and here is the very abysmal start to Gardenia, stitched on PTP's Chrysalis.

I wish the color of the fabbie came out better. It's actually a soft, light green. It's not anything that would make you go 'wow' or say it's 'stunning' but it's such a sweet, soothing color (almost like the early buds of spring as the cool airiness of winter says farewell) and it makes my heart sigh. :)

"My Memories Suite" Giveaway Winner

I'm two weeks late with this announcement and for the My Memories Suite recipient, I hope it was well worth the wait!

I will let the scrap pages speak for themselves. :D

Congratulations, Kasey!! You don't have an email linked to your blogger account. :( Could you email me so that I can send you the code for your My Memories Suite software? :)

August 22, 2012

IHSW August Report

"I'm late, I'm late!!!!!" Imagine the white rabbit running around looking at his watch saying that, except that I'm feeling lazy, and am sitting on my bum saying that instead. LOL!!!

Vanessa reminded me to post "since IHSW is over" and Anne told me that she almost posted comments on your IHSW blogs to not worry about being late since "Joyce hasn't posted." LOL!! I'm so slacking... and feeling lazy.

No... it has NOTHING to do with the fact that I didn't stitch all weekend. :S HAHAHAH!!! I did the "s" thing, but it was sewing instead of stitching.

I procrastinated way too long on some cloth books I was going to make for my cousin's youngest's first birthday, and so the bulk of Friday evening went to that. Of course, since I stitched ALL the pieces wrong, they ALL had to be ripped apart and then they ALL had to be resewn. Grrrrrrrr!!!!

I'm just going to load up the covers of the books here. The interiors can be found HERE.

Saturday was the little darling's birthday party, and since I was nursing a headache from the previous day (from being out in the sun), nothing other than chores got done.

On Sunday, I finally got down to making a floor cushion. I've been wanting to do this for a long time so that I could play the game sitting on a single pillow instead of a mountain full of them. (HAH!! Look, Katie!! I didn't mention the name of the game at all!!!)

So, I bought a 5lb box of stuffing from JoAnn's for 50% off (YAY for coupons!!) and used the stuffing from four out-of-commissioned pillows and ta-dah!!!

This baby measures 24 x 30 x 11. Perfect for me to sit 'indian style' on it.

It doubles as a footrest for the love seat too!

Mmm... comfy, comfy. Oh... the pink bag houses my glasses. :D

The reason for the lack of stitching in this household!
Hubby really needs to pick up that needle. HAHAHAHA!!!!

August 14, 2012

August IHSW

Helloooooo darlings!!! Can you believe summer on this side of the pond is coming to an end?? Where on earth did it go??!!

We'll have cooler weather soon and I'm looking forward to that. We've been very fortunate this summer though. Lots of rains and not horrendously hot, so I'll take it. :D

Another unbelievable fact... it's been a month since the last IHSW!!!!! How on earth did that happen? I have to go to my cousin's youngest's first b'day this Saturday, so not much stitching there, but I will on Sunday.

Speaking of stitching, I've been so bad!!! I actually finished another butterfly about 10 days ago and *gasp* have not posted!!! So, I hope these pictures will stop me from being flogged too badly. ;)

On to the subject matter at hand, IT'S TIME TO HERMIT AND STITCH!!!!! Are you in?? :D