"It won't last, you know, it'll be a dreadful summer, just the same last year"!
Well fingers crossed it continues for a couple of weeks over the Easter school holidays so the little pets can become exhausted in the fresh air and sleep well!
First bit of news is sad - The Gift of Stitching online magazine is to cease publication with the next issue at the beginning of May. Kirsten has admitted defeat, a lack of subscribers and even worse, PIRACY OF DESIGNS. Yes, that means all of us (myself included) that have accepted a photocopy, working copy of a design, call it what you will....... just this once, it isn't hurting anybody. Well, it IS, a lot of designers are struggling.
So, I decided to start another blog. What was that? You can't keep up with the one you've got? Mmm, true, but this one will have invited authors so if I fall behind no-one will notice! The idea is that we will post photographs of any and all of our finished pieces from the last six years of the magazine and any that we stitch in the future. Have a look, it is called The Stitching Gift and if you were a subscriber to the magazine come and join us, my email is in my profile! Welcome to all those who have joined, here's to some wonderful photographs!
The WT is off travelling, first to NH on a course then to Wyoming to meet wee Duncan. Very proud of myself, could not get Skype to work and really wanted to chat with them all so took Skype off and loaded it again and glory be, it worked! The video wasn't brilliant, do you suppose it is a cunning plan to get us all to upgrade to the premium level?
As usual, I have dithered and dawdled over actually publishing the post and the weather has gone chilly again with the sky a gloomy 3072!
So onto some pictures...... new camera as the last one took a turn for the worse and refused to oblige me by focusing. So be patient, I'll be there in a minute.......
Okay, got it!
|Dawn of Spring Band Sampler Part 1|
designed by Mouse
Friendly Stitchers SAL
Gloriana Bellagio on 36 ct fabric
one over two
|Designed by Brightneedle|
|Needlecraft Haven Spring Exchange|
The above came from dear Barb, and will be much treasured since it is my first needle roll to receive and I have never stitched one. Thank you, Barb, I do appreciate it especially since stitching is not the best thing for you to be doing right now.
Now, onto some technical stuff..... a question for you! The first is, you will notice I am making a separate blog list of lovely people I have actually met in person (be patient, I will get to all of you!) Well, I want to rename each one and put the first name followed by the blog name. Will Blogger let me do it? All together now....... no, it won't! Abso blooming lutely nothing happens when I replace the words and hit save. Any ideas? Answers in the comments section or email me ..........please?
I think I have told you that most days of the week I go Nordic walking in the Delamere Forest? Well, I became a Community Instructor in January and yesterday I led my first walk. We took the proper amount of time AND I didn't get us lost, pretty good, don't you agree? Apart from a couple of flying days I have kept to my resolution of walking every day, all ninety plus of them in 2012.
I have just realised that I haven't properly accepted the Liebster award from dear DJ, that will have to wait until next time, I need to think about to whom I want to send it. However, if you have a minute hop over to DJ's blog to read her latest entry and leave her a comment, please?
Well, back to the stitching saltmine, a long post, thank you for reading this far and also, a big thankyou to my new followers, I need to be brave and email you to say how much I appreciate you!
Until recently, I have never followed any blogs, I have just relied on the list in my sidebar, but quite often, I realise, with GREAT irritation, that I have missed an important post from someone, so I am beginning to pop up here and there!
Love to you all, keep smiling and please leave a comment!