Saturday, March 16, 2013

More snow and more to stitching update!

Hello! I have to start by apologizing that I haven't been posting anything stitching related recently but I sure do have a good reason...JustCross Stitch Magazine picked up 7 designs to publish in 2013 issues (including the annual Christmas Ornament PREVIEW Issue as well as the ever great Christmas Ornament Issue!) so I have been madly designing, stitching and finishing all of these designs. Trust me when I say it has consumed every spare minute I had over the last month plus the fact we took the kids to Palm Springs for 8 days last month for Spring Break. I can breathe a sigh of relief finally and start designing some summer themed designs for release and I have a really cute one that is half done right now that should be out next month sometime. I did release "Sail Away Sampler", "Winter Alphabet" and "Sand Dune Bay" at Nashville Market earlier this month!

Now the snow - holy smokes, every single weekend for the last 6 weeks we have had a major snow event - sigh - another one happened yesterday with more expected Sunday night into all day Monday AND if that weren't enough they are saying yet another storm should be rolling this way by about Thursday. We went from having a 5% chance of Spring Flooding to having more than a 80% chance now. The snow banks are so high that you can't see around corners when turning from one street onto another....we are even running out of places to put the snow we shovel. really is insane and a little scary all at the same time.

Happy Stitching and the new charts are being sent out Monday morning to everyone who was a contest winner a couple of posts ago - thanks for your patience!!!

Sunday, March 10, 2013


How many of you watch the show "Parenthood" on TV? I just love love love this many times I settle in to watch this hour of drama and end up with tears in my eyes because yet another touching or sad or hysterically funny it makes me cry moment has happened and sniff sniff, there I go again. I am hoping it gets renewed for season 5 so that I can continue to bond with the Braverman Family - from Sydney's reaction to Victor becoming a brother, Sarah making another bad choice in the love department (what - Hank moved to Minnesota??!!), Drew making the life choice with his girlfriend that will haunt him for the rest of his life, Christina and Adam dealing with her breast cancer diagnosis and the heartbreak of almost losing her at Christmas to Crosby and Jasmine discovering they are having a baby - wow, just writing this post makes me want to watch it right now! If there are any other Parenthood fans out there, leave me a comment on what character is your favorite and why!